"I'm going full English"
Trip Start May 19, 2010
9Trip End Aug 03, 2010
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Marija and Chris's sweet pad
Our wanders were based mainly on Randall revisiting all his old favourite spots scattered about the city. Markets and museums being the bulk of our destinations. Camden markets were most amusing to poke about in, although Randall lamented the decided drop off in the number of punks loitering about the Camden bridge
For us the highlight was the abundant museums peppered about the city. The Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert, the Science Museum, and the oldest and grandest of them all (on the planet by our reckoning), the British Museum. It's a staggering place, truly unrivaled, one day was never going to be enough. Yet we did our best, taking in three audio directed tours which guided us through to the highlights of display, most of which were "collected" during the days of the once mighty British empire. The museum itself surely being one of the empires greatest relics.
In the lead up to London Randall talked up a greasy spoon (cheap cafe/diner type place) as standing atop the dizzying heights of English style cooked breakfasts. Obviously intrigued Leah mentioned that she doubted it would surpass a local she enjoyed often in Vancouver, and so began the first round of the "Greasy Spoon Off"(GSO). Sadly it took only a few moments once in Randall's old breakfast haunt to realise that it was now run by new Polish owners, people without the proud history of an artery clogging start to the day
While Marija and Chris had been away at a long waited festival for the first half of our time in town we still managed to spend some quality time catching up and hearing about their new start in London. Both have landed most comfortably on their feet. Whilst the time was short when we said our goodbyes we knew we'd be seeing them when they visited home very early in the new year. And off we went back to Continental Europe.