This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.
What: Went to London for class , visiting again for accompanying friends
Where: King’s Cross Harry Potter’s store
Impression: Don’t. buy.anything… don’t.get.tempted.Doooon’tttttt.
So, other than the store (which is fabulous, but definitely cost a lot of money. Be prepared if you’re faint-hearted, here you can visit the famous Platform 9 3/4 (which is not exactly Platform 9 3/4, by the way). Here you can find a cart stuck in a wall as if it’s going through the wall by the invisible entrance to the platform. You can take a picture in front of it and borrow a scarf from the attendants. They lady in the Platform 9 3/4 entrance will automatically give you a Gryffindor scarf unless you request for other (I definitely asked for Ravenclaw’s
though Gryffindor is Red)
Back when I first visited, the queue wasn’t long at all. The second time I visited though, the queue was craazzzy. The store itself opens from 8.00-22.00, you will get people queuing even after the store closes! My suggestion is to visit here at 5 in the morning straight after the station opens. Sure, you’ll get nice attendant lending you scarfs and sometimes wand, but if you want to avoid the queue, sure thing to do!
How to visit. Just go to King’s Cross Station! It’s just a walk from St. Pancras where your Eurolines boarded (
you rich people, you.), a subway ride to everywhere in London, even from Gatwick and Heathrow airport. If you use the tube, you need to turn left twice (basically it’s behind you) to go to the store. If you come from the main entrance, it’s in your left side.
Will definitely format this nicely, but for now, this is exactly and literally a list. You can definitely buy, but my baggage allowance is 40 kg and I was planning to get stranded in a flat on top of the hill for a few days, let me push it until its limit. Case study for me in the UK.
I come prepared (colourbox.com)
I have written about planning the flight here, now, as the maximum carry for the flight is 7 kg and (these are definitely not 7 kg, ahaha. I’m sorry. I think it’s less than 10 kg still). Here is my list of backpacking stuffs. As my traveling tips before. The less stuff you buy, the better (stingy mode activated).
Air Asia ASEAN Pass: What is it, How to do, and My Setting to Maximize my ASEAN Trip in the Span of Two Weeks
So, there’s this ASEAN Pass Promotion going on in Air Asia website. What is it? It’s a Pass, both 10 credits and 20 credits ones, available to be changed into flight based on their credits value, in between ASEAN countries.
There are a few terms to note, such as no repeat flight, only valid for 30 days, and only bare necessities it can get the pass for 160 USD (10 credits) or 290 USD (20 credits), of which, if you convert it into 10 one-credit flights, each. But! There’s a lot of terms (normal for this kind of thing) that you must follow. Oh, and it wasn’t there when I bought it, but there’s a 10% discount of inbound flight (for visiting your starting ASEAN city from your country)
I plan to visit my friends around ASEAN, so I think, why not?
Update: As of 2019 Air Asia ASEAN Pass has been discontinued