The real adventures begin
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Now is when the fun really begins. My time in Wales was mostly spent by myself living a hermit's lifestyle. But now Emma has joined me and we will be spending the next two months stomping around Europe together. She arrived in Swansea on June 1st and after spending a night in my beautiful countryside villa, we joined my friends Tom, Jen and Pierre on a magnificent hike through the Welsh countryside. Her stay was short though and we said goodbye to my shack and my friends in Wales and hopped on a train to London (Note: Emma insists on now being a part-editor of this blog; see if you can tell which parts are her contributions).
We arrived in London's Paddington station that afternoon.
The next day, Sunday the 4th of June, Karen and her partner Ed took us cruising into London in a convertible. Needless to say, we were super cool riding in this beast. We stopped for lunch at a funky market where Ed got a t-shirt with a hamster on it. Emma thought this was absolutely hilarious. After lunch we had quite a surreal experience. Driving away from the market, we must have taken a wrong turn or something because suddenly the street was jammed with pedestrians and merchants hocking their wares.
Karen and Ed dropped us off in the touristy parts of town and took off. We were quite happy to visit this part of town though because of the many famous sights to see. To begin, we took a ride in the London Eye (a big ferris wheel with views of the entire city), which was very fun.
While touring around, we also happened upon the Horse Guards Parade, similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, but less well-known. In fact, one lady had no idea it was taking place and the guards nearly marched right over her before she scurried out of the way. Emma thought that this too was hilarious.