28 February 2009

London (being part the first)

Have decided to blog while in London. Here's the beginning of my story. You get to fill in the blanks.

11:48 a.m. Am now crossing the English Channel. Have made the personal decision never to swim it.

11:55 a.m. First glimpse of UK soil. Peeked out of the plane window for crop circles. Saw none.

12:45 p.m. Have managed to flirt with the man at customs. Was not on purpose. Accents get to me.

1:15 p.m. Have succesfully collected luggage and made the train to London Victoria. Already have the feeling that the London Underground will be more confusing than the wonderful Paris metro. *a brief, reflective pause*

1:16 p.m. Finds it rather cool that I am able to personally compare the two cities' tubes.

1:45 p.m. Have just made a man's mouth drop open as he said in disbelieving, British tones, "Ya mean ya dun't know where on earff ya've just come from?" Is slightly humiliated. Will recover.

2:05 p.m. Am delaying the tube frustration by eating an Italian turkey sub at Subway for the first time since last September in Lyon, France. (Ahhh...Subway...food for my soul...)

2:07 p.m. Have just decided that it's nice to hear people speaking English all 'round again.

3:00 p.m. Have just astonished the man at the hostel by showing him my American passport. According to him, he "was 100% positive" that I am Australian. Have decided accents are fun.

5:18 p.m. Have changed my mind and decided that the good ol' king's English sounds a bit like a foreign language here. Keep having to say, "Pardon?" when people speak. Might be nice to hear a bit of French. At least it would be understandable (something is wrong with this picture.)

8:16 p.m. Have now seen Kensington Gardens, dined on a chickpea salad, dutifully emailed mother, and blogged. Am going to bid farewell to readers until next time.

Farewell until next time, Readers,
That girl in Switzerland *currently in London*


  1. Fun stuff. Did you see any fairies at Kesington Gardens? And I'm having difficulty with one or two of the blanks.

  2. I'm kinda jealous actually. Seen Rome and a little of Paris. London's next on my list of want-to-see.

  3. I'd just like to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. "Reading your blog rocks!!!" Thanks for the cool insights into your life. I would like to travel with a knowlegeable person such as yourself someday.

  4. lol...you guys are awesome...thx for your comments...

    Mel - which blanks? lol...I'm confused...I thought my day was an open book...and sadly, no fairies. Peter Pan was there though. Seriously. Google it. There have been numerous Peter Pan sitings in Kensington Gardens. :-)

    Stanton - London is amazing...it isn't as rushed as Paris, there are more cool places to just hang out, and it's a bit cheaper (I thought). Definitely worth planning a whole trip just there.

    Leanna - "Reading your comments rocks!!!" You should travel with me someday. Between your awesome funness and my apparent knowledge (thought that I somewhat doubt) we would have a BLAST!