London, day 1

Time for another country! Made it to the airport without drama again. The battery in the SLR decided to start being silly and not charge though, so no photos until I got to London and tried again. The 13 hour flight went as quickly as before, can’t believe how easy it is to get around the globe. Three movies, two meals, one snooze, and you’re there. Pretty cool!

Grabbed an Oyster card straight off the plane to look like a Public Transport Pro, and experienced the Tube for the first time. It’s not quite as futuristic as Hong Kong’s robot trains (no humans!), but it makes up for it with rather intimate carriages. They’re positively steamy. Didn’t get too confused and managed to get to Richmond without doing loops of the District line.

Robyn was at home waiting for the internet to appear, so thankfully I didn’t have to kill time in Richmond park. His house is AWESOME! And Richmond is really pretty and rather classy, even if it is brown and grey like the entire rest of the country. Gosh it’s dull. We also passed Helen Baxendale on the way home, which completely made my trip.

A shower, shave, and fresh clothes later, things were feeling human again. We headed out to take in some Richmond sights and some Richmond pubs, which are both rather good. Robyn also looked pretty dashing wielding his umbrella.

London, day 1

I found I still don’t like beer or ale (would be great if someone could tell me the difference), so cider has officially become my English Drink of Choice. And that is good.

London, day 1

London, day 1

London, day 1

London, day 1

London, day 1

Then it was moving from pub to pub, with Robyn making me order weird things like crisps and pork scratchings (eww) in my silly accent. And we both got really drunk. Two countries from two! Brilliant.

London, day 1

We ended up grabbing Chinese takeaway rather late and trying to watching Terminator 2. But then I fell asleep. Hello England!

More photos from London, day 4 on Flickr.

From August 12, 2010.

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