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Travel Blogs from London
3-4 May 2014
'Murican food and my last Kenyan adventures.
Honestly, I'm not even sure what day it is right now. I’m sitting outside Starbucks in Terminal 3 of London’s Heathrow Airport, and it’s early morning but it’s really late at night and I’m trying to adjust my time zones but I’m confused at how to do it. I do know I need to be awake at the moment, so why not tell you about my day? ...
... warm… 70 degrees and the people of London are out lounging in Green Park next to the palace. We too grabbed some food from Marks and Spencer and ate lunch on the grass.
The afternoon we split into two groups. One group headed towards the London Eye for a jaw dropping adventure up the largest ferris wheel in the world… The views on such a clear, beautiful day were incredible. The other part of the group headed towards Westminster Abbey tracing the steps ...
... Road and got off to look at the market stalls. Nothing there for us to buy. I was still hungry and the pubs had stopped serving food, so we went into a fish and chip shop and had a huge piece of cod each. It was delicious, but expensive.
Kept walking along to Brick Lane, and bought a famous salt beef beigel. Yummo. Then we walked the few blocks home in very light rain. A few showers are predicted for tomorrow, but so far the weather has been great.
... free lunch.
We wake at 4pm still too shot away to focus and prioritise until Jane says "I need to eat, now, and we are about to miss high tea", and suddenly we spring into action. Shower, change and down to floor 52 where there is a lounge/restaurant with an outdoor viewing area. High tea is meager, bread, cold meats and cheeses, cakes, sandwiches, savoury pastries, fruit chocolate and free alcohol. Suddenly life feels good.
There were 14 pray, ...
... a murderous marching band and seek refuge in a pub, only to lose Ringo in the cellar to a tiger placated by the dulcet sounds of Beethoven's 9th. (I didn't say the film made any sense, now, did I?)
(Skip ahead in the video to 4:07 to see the actual shots from the film)
Again, unfortunately, the Thames is running so high that this path is virtually washed out, and the City Barge is closed now (either ...