– The adventures of a solo round the world cyclist –

Day 1009 (France Day 8 / London overnight)

Her: ‘Why are you visiting England?’
Me: ‘As a tourist’.

‘For one night?’
‘Yes’.

‘Why are you only staying one night?’
‘To take a girl out to dinner, but I have to return to Paris tomorrow to fly home to Australia’.

‘How long have you known this girl?’
‘Two weeks’.

‘Did you meet her on the internet?’
‘No, I met her in Italy.’

‘Have you booked your flight out?’
‘Yes, I have my boarding pass here’.

‘Can I see it?’

She points at 0840 time.
I sigh and nod.

‘Well, I hope she turns out to be someone special’.
‘Haha yeah me too. Most expensive date ever.’

‘Haha, good luck’.

Thus went my conversation at London Heathrow’s immigration post. Yes, I have flown to London so I can spend a few more hours with the Italian girl I have mentioned. We had dinner at an Indian restaurant and we never stopped talking. It stressed my heart to say bye and I was stuck for words as we pulled away from a final hug and I had to walk away.

Most of the day had been spent getting to that moment. A walk to the train station, a train ride to the airport, a flight to London, a journey on the underground to a hotel and another to meet up at Angel station. Before leaving home I continued packing my bicycle box and cleaning the flat. Tomorrow I have to wake up early to return to the airport and get back to Paris.

Last minute trip

Accommodation $ Hotel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 29,600km

2 Responses to “Day 1009 (France Day 8 / London overnight)”

  1. Miles Davenport

    You are doing the right thing. Don’t let anyone say different. Enjoy your evening together ☺️

    Reply

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