Preparations for my Trip to London (and YALC)


As some of you might now, I will be leaving on an eight day trip to London this Wednesday with my sister. We booked this trip to celebrate that both of us graduated this year, and since we both share a deep love for London the decision was easily made. Since we’re there anyway, there’s no way I (or my sister) would miss an event like YALC, so of course we’re attending.

Since we’re leaving in two days, I think it’s safe to say that there’s a slight madness going on. There’s clothes and books everywhere and although I am packing, my suitcase is still horribly and infuriatingly empty. I had business cards made for YALC, and they’ve arrived! Which I guess makes for one less thing to worry about, yay!

While I am really looking forward to it and super excited to be travelling again, I have to admit that I am nervous as well (and might be a bit scared). We have a hotel booked, a flight booked, I think I’ve got the underground system figured out (I used it before and had no problems), insurance is taken care of, and of course I have my YALC tickets. But there’s this nagging feeling that I am forgetting stuff, important stuff.

I want to take my laptop, but friends are advising me to take my iPad instead (less weight and all), which I admit is the smarter option, but I HATE writing posts on the iPad. Too many decisions and things to think of. So I’m just going to ask you what NOT to forget on my trip. Hit me with all your suggestions and travelling advice, it’s all more than welcome, since I am close to freaking out at this point. Also, any suggestions on what places to visit in London?

As for what books to take, I want to take some books to be signed, but also some books that I want to read while in London. Amongst the books that I want to have signed are Geek Girl by Holly Smale, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and Half Bad by Sally Green (is that a reasonable amount?). I’ve never been to such an event before, so I don’t really know how it all works… which speaks loud and clear from this post haha. And then there’s the decision on how many books I should take to read. I’m never really the one for indecision, but unfortunately when it involves books it’s a whole different matter.

Any suggestions?

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  1. merel
    08/07/2014 / 10:39

    Don’t forget the tickets, you did that last time and it was quite stressful babe ;)

  2. Zaira F
    08/07/2014 / 11:50

    Ahhh London and YALC. I hope you have a great time! :)

  3. Jenneke
    08/07/2014 / 13:00

    Wereldstekker, stekkerblok is ook altijd handig.
    Chargers (phone, camera etc.)?
    Clothes. Don’t forget to take clothes, it might be handy to wear clothes, otherwise people look weird at you.
    Money. Money is good. Money can buy you anything you forget.
    Medicinal Information. (Remember San Francisco…)
    The baggies for you fluid stuff in the airplane.
    List with emergency phone numbers (in case you lose your phone).
    Cards (visitekaartjes).
    Pens. A lot of pens. You can never have enough pens.
    Whatever will fit into your luggage…

    <3 Have a great time!

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