However, an unforeseen mistake occured!
WTF? There's supposed to be NO TOLLS IN UK HIGHWAYS!
Erm.. not 100% accurate actually.. There's 2 places where u need to pay toll...
1 of them is located near London.. when u drive into London, u will need to pay.. it's not actually a toll, it's more like a city tax.. technically, it's something like the toll u pay when u wanna drive across Penang Bridge..
The other 1 is at the Birmingham bypass motorway.. U see, Birmingham is the 2nd largest city in the UK, naturally the traffic would be shit here.. so the solution is to open a parallel bypass when the motorway is nearing Birmingham city.. if u wanna avoid the traffic, u take that bypass; if u wanna avoid paying, u take the original motorway and get caught in traffic when nearing Birmingham..
And we took a wrong turn and ended up in this bypass! Not supposed to.. like I said, it's a wrong turn... and the toll was 3 pounds... darn it!! And we have to make our way at the next exit, through those kampung roads out to the correct motorway..
So the estimated 5 hours became more than 6 hours!
Straying away from the post awhile, notice the price is 99pence/litre.. our good friend Najib will tell us, that's RM6.30/litre, so we are significantly cheaper than them... what I say is, the average angmohs are earning 2000 pounds/mth and buy fuel at less than 1 pound/litre, compared to most of us who make RM2000/mth but have to buy fuel at RM2.70/litre!
Anyway, back to the topic. Sorry mates, GPS (that's what they call me) went haywire suddenly ~_~"
So... more than 6 hours later,
Well, technically, we're not in Newcastle. Let me tell u, Newcastle's full name is Newcastle-upon-Tyne.. this is because the city is built beside the River Tyne, and hence the bridge named the Tyne Bridge..
Newcastle is on 1 side of the river, we are actually on the other side of the river, and this side of the river is another town, called Gateshead!
Newcastle is famous for the 2 bridges, the Tyne Bridge being 1 of them, the other 1,
While we were on our crazy driving trip around the UK, Nick was on another driving trip with 3 hot chicks (niama.. so lucky), and we met up in
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This Millenium Bridge changes colours every 30 seconds..
The Tyne Bridge is for cars and lorries and buses.. the Millenium Bridge is specifically for pedestrians and bicycles..
And the Millenium Bridge is actually the Gateshead Millenium Bridge..
Saw the unique looking building on the left?
This building is a place for musical and art performances, conferences, and concerts.. somebody was performing in there that night, and we did not have the tickets, so we were not allowed to go in and have a peek..
This is my personal blog, right?
Bing loved the view taken at this angle, and he decided to take a photo with Nick at the same spot..
But what he did was very reckless and extremely dangerous!
After that, we went back to our cars and went to sleep... budget trip, no hostels..
Bing decided to stay outside to take the ultimate photo of River Tyne, so I shall end this entry with what I feel is the best view of the river...