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Friday, August 25, 2006

london still

yep. i'm in london as we speak. in my opinion, it's just like melbourne, except suffering from gigantism. there's just more of everything. i start walking somewhere, and the same buildings just repeat themselves for "miles" n miles.

the plane trip was hell. twas cramped and boring. there wasn't much to do except sleep and eat. i was sitting next to an old woman for the first half of the flight. half the space for my feet was taken up by huge bunches of flowers belonging to her. i got sick of them in the end, and just stepped all over them. i spilt the box of breakfast cereal all over my lap. at heathrow i saw police with submachine-guns, but other than that it was extremely quite. it took me ages to find the underground tube, first i had to catch a connecting bus to a station. the trains here are very narrow, and you sit facing inwards, facing the person opposite. it's like they were designed to mimic the tunnels they have to go through, as i guess they were. they're probably what happens when both the trains and the tunnels are invented at the same time, you end up with a perfect fit.
it took me ages to find the hostel i was staying at. i walked the wrong way and ended up in hyde park, when i was sposed to go the other way. it's in a very posh part of town, full of clothes shops, like a kind of brighton suburb, called kensington. it's very near notting hill. it's in a very nice park, and there's squirrels. the weather here is very nice, i can wear a tshirt all day. i almost got hit by a car crossing the road, because the lights are different here, and i thought i still had time to get across. the guy was driving a mercedes and i stuck my fiinger up at him, even though it was my fault, so he pulled over and started abusing me. he looked a little like the prince of wales. there's tons of people riding bikes round here, but i wouldn't. i don't know how they don't have more accidents, it's like they exist in seperate dimensions, and just pass through each other. only about 1 in 6 wears a helmet as well. i started walking this orning to see what i could see, so far i've been to hyde park, royal albert hall, seen the changing of the guard at buckingham palace, and trafalgar square, carnaby and bakers street and some other stuff. i'm starting to get bored. i guess i'll go to some museums now or something.

5 Comments:

Blogger Haley said...

Sounds like you’re having a good experience over there, even though you almost got hit by a car that’s not so good. Yeah I remember our last conversation before you left about long plane flights and hoping you wouldn’t get stuck next to a dud person, ( I would have crushed the flowers too.) Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in London.

11:40 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger Britt said...

Economy travel = plane trip a bit on the shocking side.
Mercedes driver eh? well at least you weren't hit, just copped some road rage.
Hope the hostel's not too shabby for the 20 quid or whever it is a night.

PS, I've got a photo for you

10:13 AM, August 28, 2006  
Blogger laim85 said...

oh yeah, the old woman with the flowers was on the aisle side of me, and she couldn't walk = 8 hours of sitting in one place. then i fell asleep listening to big black, which is not cxomfortable music = waking up in the middle of the night freaked out, everyone else asleep, and the only noise being the whistling of the wind past the fuselage,

4:27 AM, August 29, 2006  
Blogger Haley said...

scary it would be creepy to wake up all freaked out and it been really quiet. Hope you are having fun over there and stay safe :)

11:15 PM, August 29, 2006  
Blogger Britt said...

the lovely puddle i look over.
I think it's a commonwealth bank building.

12:35 AM, September 09, 2006  

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