Too much for a day, the endurance test in London
Trip Start Nov 30, 2012
11Trip End Jan 30, 2013
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Day one in London, not even a day actually cos we decided for some reason to leave for Paris that night XD...so away we go, make the most of London in under 12 hours. That's one way to test your love for travelling after a full day of flying. Met up first with some of Brian's friends, Gary and Aiyun, also our future hosts when we go back so best behaviour
The Natural History Museum is a definite must see, and like so many museums in Europe, the building itself is a sight in itself! Old English brickwork at its best, the grand hall at the entrance is just the start. We started at the not so impressive mineral section though the vault at the back is worth walking to (think shiny). Also, while not breathtaking, we wandered into this small exhibit at the back with so many ground breaking finds, the fossil of archaeopteryx, bones of Neanderthals and a 1st edition copy of the Origin of Species‼ Of course the blue whale is another must see, though the fact that it's crammed with so many animals kinda detracts from its size I think. My opinion anyway though the stuffed animals are also great…I didn’t realise how big some of them were! Of course, no visit to the museum would be complete without a trip to see the dinosaurs! I was hoping for more haha but looking back through the photos it was quite impressive, loved the iguanadon
After 2 hours of rushing around we high tailed it to the Science Museum‼ w00t! What another entrance hall! Though I must admit the jet lag and hours of flying was starting to hit and even all the wonders of the Ford Model T, the Apollo 10 command module and wondrous material inventions couldn’t get through that dull grey cloud of tiredness. I am glad we hunted that extra 5 minutes for the art display, a snap shot of the internet through a light and sound. Among the phrases displayed "I like…I like it…I like cock…I like Dutch men…I like trannies…" haha not the only things displayed but they stuck for some reason XD I always wondered what everyone else talked about online…now that I know, I’m not sure I wanted to know.