London, Day 1.
current location: London
current mood: excited
Amazing day in London. Partly it's the contrast with Uganda, I suppose, but gosh, there are shops and restaurants everywhere! And where there aren't, it's because there's a cool historic site. I love everything here but the cost! Catalog of some of the cool: took a train to near the hotel, which felt all British and stuff. Then a taxi to the hotel from the train station. Again, all British-like taxi and all. Why don't we have awesome taxis like that?? Learned that it's not just because he's James May that he gets lost in London all the time. Heard both St Paul's and Big Ben chime at various points in the day. Feel that DC should take a page from London and stick with smaller statues, rather than monuments, in order to honor more people. Had a pub dinner with (ginger) ale. Even tried the co-worker's bangers and mash. Feel completely ... well, American, I'll be honest, but so happy to be here.
I keep saying things like "Oh, maybe we could go shopping at Selfridges," then checking myself, because I am not actually sure if it's a store or if I just have a mistaken impression on things. (So far, I've been spot on, which makes me happy and a tad embarrassed.)
Now to figure out what to do tomorrow!