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We all slept well last night - our first night in the Sexton Lofts apartment. I woke quite early, courtesy of a well-lit Chicago skyline and the current lack of blinds to block the lights out. I was quite happy to read in bed until I was confident that Max and Sarah were also awake - I then showered and changed, ready for breakfast. M & S have moved to an apartment that is easily twice the size of their former rental one, so there are plenty of spaces to ...
... s only the second day of rain we've had all trip), Andrew thinking that New York museum would be better to see, we decided to split up - Andrew to go shopping!!!! and me to come back and download some videos, do the blog etc etc etc. That and we've got the Ice Hockey to go to tonight - which should be great fun, so wanted to get a bit of rest in first. So here ...
... exploring the city easy. Also, the classic double decker buses and black taxis are hard to beat. Most expensive: London. Could not live there. Everything that costs money is unbelievably priced. $22 per entree for a sit-down restaurant equivalent of a Pizzeria UNO. Best shopping: Harrod's in London. Just the most incredible selection of the world's finest goods. From caviar to gold plated iPhones to a pet spa, Harrod's is the ideal shopping ...
... but the location will be useful tomorrow when I set out on foot to see the city. I loved Chicago, but am glad to be here now, and also that I only have one host per city for the next while - flying out is easier if you haven't started to settle (and when you can see lightning from the plane). Apologies for length, but I've settled into a ~1000 word rhythm and most of this is so that I remember the things I find interesting and Mum knows I'm not dead.
Today I left for London, it took me two delays but I made it. Met my grandparents at Newark airport and we flew together to London overnight. We ordered dinner, reclined our chairs, fell asleep and woke up an hour before landing. We arrived in London to sunshine which was not predicted and we drove into the city with minimal traffic at that hour seeing how it was only 7:30 in the morning. ...