Alyssa Writes

I Got Published on Thought Catalog!

I’ve been reading Thought Catalog for a long time and I’ve sent a few posts their way before – to no avail. A few days ago, I sent this one in expecting the same silence I received in the past. Within a few hours, I received an email from one of the editors:

Hi Alyssa,

I published your submission here: [link]

Thanks for sending it in,

And just like that I got published on Thought Catalog! Here’s an excerpt:

10 Things Tourists Need to Chill About in London

We all get nervous travelling to a new place. We want to have the best food, the best value for money, the best everything. In this quest for travel greatness, we often miss the forest for the trees and there is no place with more hypothetical trees than London.

The beauty of London is that it can be anything you want it to be, and don’t try to be someone you’re not. Stop worrying about these things and you’ll have a blast. Relax.

Tourists need to chill about…

1. Getting lost on the Tube.

You don’t have to take the Tube. There are buses, Overground trains, and these funny little things at the end of your legs called feet. You’ll see a lot more of London and you may even discover a few unexpected places on the way.

And if you do get lost, there are these people standing around the stations who were hired to assist you. I think they’re called ‘Station Assistants’?

2. Trying to ‘get off-the-beaten-path’.

London is over 2000 years old. Millions of lives have been lived on its streets. There is no unbeaten path in London. Look for places you find interesting and go. Think about things you might enjoy doing and do them. I give you permission: watch the Changing of the Guards and love it.

If you want to read more, head to the site: 10 Things London Tourists Need to Chill About

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