+made a lot of wrong calls like getting off the bus too soon to walk another 20mins, or getting off too late and walk back another half an hour..
+got caught in the rain 3 times (sunny weather while in the bus then the minute i step out it pours until i get into the next bus) my friend even called me the rain-bringer..
+walking with soaked jeans, socks and boots isn't fun, especially up or down hill with mud or pebbles and rain water flowing like mini rivers..
+getting lost again and again cause i don't have a smart phone with sat nav (need to use brain navigation) so for a few times i overshoot or took the wrong direction only to run across the road and take the next bus back to where i started and try to find a different route or walk among housing areas as short cuts and ended up in cul de sacs
+doesn't mean its written XXX Park or XXX Gardens its a park or garden to stroll, it could just be some housing area, so upon seeing so much greenery, i went deeper and deeper into people's housing area and even ended up at outside their beautiful lawn. darn
so what happened after 5.5hours of exploring north, west and whatever in between of london and taking at least 10 bus rides ranging from just-1-stop-rides to overshot-by-5-stops-rides..
finally, can mark a few more to-visit-before-i-leave landmarks in London.. wonder why i went to Little Venice or Kyoto Gardens anyway since i been to the Venice Twice and visited Korakuen, one of the top 3 Gardens in Japan! i guess London is so huge and impossible to finish exploring that i feel like a tourist here too.