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searching for the Temple
For some reason - maybe just to pretend to be educated (hahahah) - RJ wanted to see the Shakespear's Globe Theatre, and it was like 10 minutes walk from our hostel so we went there! Took pictures and off we went to the pier to enjoy the ferry ride, but... we still haven't had the day-pass and the counter seemed to be closed so we had to cancel the boat untill we got tickets.
We walked to London Brigde stn. passing by the old ship and some nice church.
Taking the tube - we decided to go then to Temple - which should be that church mentioned in Brown's book da Vinci Code or whatever the english title is, but as we found it, it was closed, so we went back. Matt called and joined us, after we couldn't find him at the station where we made an appointment.
boat trip

We wanted to see the Dawning st. where the prime minister lives, so we got off at westminster station - walked the few steps and... we found the Dawning street closed! - It seems like they didn't want us to visit the places that day - hahaha.
Few steps away was the place where the guards live or just work - or do their exercices (whatever) we saw the female guard trying to force her horse be calm and went to St. James's Park.
We had a coffe there and it rained again! haha
Over the Green Park we got to the metro station cos for the next stop we choosed Knightbrigde - for some reason - i don't  know what reason was that - but the entrances and exits at that station there were that stupidly built that they are like 5minutes walk away one from the another - and no signs of course. After some 20minutes trying all possible direction we found the entrance and went back to central London.
on the boat on the Themes

We headed to China Town for lunch. Me and Matt had those weir dry noodle, which would be much better if it wasn't dry hahaha.

Matt had to leave us and we had still the boat ride to absolve - we got to the westminster pier and got on the boat. It just stopped raining so we were pretty lucky, i guess. Got on the upper deck and enjoyed the ride. It was nice cos we could see the places, we have already visited from a different perspective, although the ferry was going that strange - it was interesting ride.

We got to the hostel - Amy was doing her laundry i guess, and me with RJ were chilling out (?) or playing cards again (?)

For dinner we went to Covent Garden - and without making an appointment we just hit Mat at the exit! hahaha so we didn't have to calll him and try to find him haha.
Matt, Amy Jegs
We were eating at some place i didn't like - it look like "not that much and not that tasty but expensive food place" - and it was so. They all wanted to stay there and i was the only one who wanted to go somewhere else. But finally we ate there.
Then we said good bye to Matt and we went our ways.
It was the evening - or it was maybe more like late afternoon, anyway we went to the hostel and my buddies - the two sleepy almost americans (the asian part of our GREAT THREE;) had a nap, while me... i was discovering the london tube on my own. I found an interesting island-platform station (which is very rare in London metro - and rode the shuttle service - there are only 2 station the first and the last one hahaha)
I woke up RJ - he thought i will give up - but RJ - if i want something i usually never give up!
We went down and played this weird filipino card game again (RJ must have cheatted cos i lost many - and won only few times:/// )

RJ82 says:
haha thanks mike.. yeah its a pretty complicated game.

jegs- me act intelligent? i dont need to act because i am intelligent.. didnt you read my tshirt? LOL
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
mikevirgo0824 says:
hahahaha!
i used to be really good at it.
i haven't played in years!
don't you put cards down that either form a three of a kind or a straight flush of at least three cards then then you can add to the cards you laid down or any of your opponents cards. you can choose to keep those 'formed' cards of three's to yourself but if you run out of cards to draw extra cards from you lose if you the sum of all the numbers on your cards is the highest. you remember it a little now?
or
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
jegs76 says:
LOL! how can u forget a play?!!!
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
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searching for the Temple
searching for the Temple
boat trip
boat trip
on the boat on the Themes
on the boat on the Themes
Matt, Amy Jegs
Matt, Amy Jegs
Me eating chinese food (weird dry …
Me eating chinese food (weird dry…
london eye
london eye
Ariel at the pier
Ariel at the pier
last dinner
last dinner
Shakespeares Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
with RJ at the river
with RJ at the river
somewhere in Southwark
somewhere in Southwark
silly statue
silly statue
RJ posing with the ship (why did u…
RJ posing with the ship (why did …
stand clear, cos the hors can kick…
stand clear, cos the hors can kic…
Mr. Blair place
Mr. Blair place
St. Jamses Park
St. Jamse's Park
silly hats
silly hats
unknown place;)
unknown place;)
dry noodles
dry noodles
Westminster seen from the boat
Westminster seen from the boat
Jegs and london eye
Jegs and london eye
starting our boat tour
starting our boat tour
goofing
goofing
the eye
the eye
bog ben from river
bog ben from river
dudes at the Eye
dudes at the Eye
the great 3
the great '3'
London
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