Old London Town - 1st entry
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I have finally arrived in London! After a year of weird food, weird people (I mean the other travellers), weird sights, and weird ways I am back in the Western World, missing the weird and wonderful times I had inLatin America. I was definitely culture shocked on arrivalâï¿½¦. taking the toilet paper out of the bag was hard, as was being able to ask anyone questions in english (though "gracias" and "donde esta" was always on the tip of my tongue)the ability to carry credit cards and mobile phones without constantly expecting to be robbed. I traded in the hiking boots and thongs for boots and heels.
Like many other Aussies I arrived in Heathrow laden with backpacks and heading for a share house of Kiwis and Aussies, with the token Italian, for my first place to doss.
And the foodâï¿½¦.. mm mm mmm. Here inLondonI no longer crave Indian food and need to wait over a month to find that Indian restaurant. A huge priority was my stomach on arrival, so I have put on thatLondontum that I was warned about. Yum cha, Vietnamese, thai, sushi, Italian feast courtesy of Luca and a Russian feast! Alana and my cousin Cara referred back to our Babushkas and started cooking up a storm âï¿½ï¿½ sakuska, gulopskty, borscht, and of course vodka âï¿½ï¿½ shots from paper espresso cups stolen from the local cafe - claaaaaaaassssssy! - "Nostorovia!!"