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Tour of the UK & The Departure of Rutters: Day 25 of 365

Despite me usually documenting my time before or after trips, my friend from the USA had came over to visit for a few days this past week or so. So it was time to document her trip. January 25th 2013.

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View Tour of Venice, Italy. May 15th 2012 on Brighterside's travel map.

Those who choose to travel in life are those who benefit most from the worlds most scenic places, taking experiences from each individual we cross; in what we can only hope is in a positive light.
Although at this time I still have 33 days until my journey to Australia, I still had my friends trip to the UK to look forward to. Rutters (Pictured Below), my friend from the states arrived on the 16th of January, and stayed for ten days at my home with my family here in Carlton. From day one I had tried to make every moment of her stay here a surprise, starting with wearing a formal suit to the station to blend in with everyday boring business folk when I picked her up. Only to be spotted with a pint and a newspaper before I saw rutters first.
As im sure her inner monologue was at first "what an eccentric twat im outta' here" I think Rutters got the gesture of the surprise. From that day on I provided a letter each day with old english scripture in the form of my child-like hand writing in a sealed brown envelope, telling Rutter's just what she'd be doing each day of her stay. Despite the snow I think I covered all the vital sights and experiences from the UK, how to drink propa' tea, and of course say 'eyup' to our liz at the buckingham palace, not forgetting to throw a complimentary bag of dog shit at downing street, the usual London fodder. I hope that in her visit to Great Britain, my friend has enjoyed her stay more than anything else.
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To say I haven't been anywhere besides my usual surrounding's this week, I also learned a lot about my own country. The importance of calling a place home, and just how rewarding it is to showcase your life, family, friends and surroundings' to someone who finds all of it so interesting. In showing my friend across my homeland and all of it's glory(sort of), it's given me a huge sense of self accomplishment, and just how proud I am to be a British citizen; living the life I live. So for these lessons learned I want to thank the friend I met by accident in Venice Stephanie Rutters, It's been a pleasure having you here with us. But like I said with the benefits of travellers, we carry the burden of saying goodbye to our favourite people, and places. Until next time of course. We all look forward to seeing you again, I'll be seeing you in the states in August 2013 for 'The Exchange Pt 2'.

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Those who choose to travel in life are those who benefit most from the worlds most scenic places, taking experiences from each individual we cross; in what we can only hope is in a positive light.

Posted by Brighterside 04:26 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged usa*downing_street*travelling*

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