So the flight wasn’t bad, minus the fact that I didn’t sleep. In this post I may briefly skim a few things since I’m covering so many days. Anyway, back to that flight. I managed to watch 2 episodes of Friends, part of Iron Man 3, Monsters University and The Hangover III. When we got with the group and got to Madison House, that was relieving. The flat itself is decent sized, but I definitely can’t wait to be back in a bigger apartment. We went out and took a fabulous phone booth photo (see below post) and went to a pub, The Queen’s Larder, for a pint. Then we went to this cute street called Sicilian Avenue and I ended the night with some Japanese Takeout.
The next day was pretty much a get to know your internship tale. Had a nice orientation with a Brit named Emily (popular name over here..) and then found our way around. Took the double decker to my location, walked to my flatmate’s (also an Emily) and grabbed some Fish and Chips. To finish up the night we gazed upon Big Benny and the London Eye under the stars of the moonlit night. We had a good group with us, returned to the flat, and tuckered out.
Friday was sleep in day for me, then we had a Bloomsbury Walk. More like a scavenger hunt. Saw the great Trafalgar Square (I gotta go back). Saw Spiderman, Bumblebee the Transformer and Robots. Walked across the Millennium Bridge (didn’t see death eaters destroy it, damn) and saw St. Paul’s. I also lost my camera battery…and we went to SoHo and clubbed. An eventful day to say the least. The club let us in as VIP’s but we were dressed for pub, not club…so that was great. We jammed out, had one too many cocktails. I laughed so hard because “Teach Me How to Dougie” came on and all the Indian people in the club freaked the fuck out. It made me homesick because I thought of Tony and how proud he’d be. I alone did that Dougie. I also helped Patricia in opening a champagne bottle we took from the streets. London has given me street cred…No, not really. Also British People and their form of dancing…well us Americans looked like loose twerking fun people…what else is new?
Saturday we had a lovely neighborhood walk and learned the Beatles stayed a block from us, and even further down was Charles Dickens. Sunday and Monday I may need to write separately. These days were so wonderful I can’t be contained to this post…also I don’t want you to read on forever, take a break, make a sandwich.
Gossip Girl (just kidding, but really?)
Love from London,
Other notable mentions: Wagamamas, Lovely Flatmates (Emily, Emily, Kiera, Rachel, Rachel, and Stefanie), Lovely Group (I’m not naming you all), London in general, More pubs and clubs