Still in London
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Iâm on the train to Birmingham to meet up with Sam who I met in Egypt last year. Some of you may have met him when he was in Australia a few months ago. Deb and I liked to call him our kid brother ďż˝ďż˝" purely because we could gang up and pick on him and he would give it straight back to us. I also like to refer to him as the mad pom who rode from Sydney through Melbourne and across to Perth. The long way! What a shame I didnât bring my bike ďż˝ďż˝" sure Sam and I couldâve done an awesome bike trip from Birmingham to....well, around Birmingham anyway.
Dim and I are loving the train. She is with me but will continue on to Manchester to catch up with her friend up there for a day or two before we meet up again on Friday to go to Prague.
Weâve just hit rolling green hills and country cottages ďż˝ďż˝" everything looks âso Englishâ and Iâm a big fan. But Iâll go back a day and tell you about our Monday. We headed out to Knightsbridge for the infamous Harrods and immediately felt at home with the doorman swinging open the door and saying âwelcome to Harrodsâ. It was like I was coming home.
On the bus there, we saw a sign that read âWeak Bridge Aheadâ 18tonne limit.
Camden is awesome. Itâs punk city with a touch of EMO. Throw in a big chunk of hard rock and you have Camden. Itâs one big market with the trendiest clothes and the people watching here is out of this world. Every second person has 10 inch high bright pink Mohawks and every third has 20 inch high platform boots sprayed with metal bolts sticking out of them. You can get the hard rock shirt youâve been looking for right here ďż˝ďż˝" The Clash, Blondie, Rolling Stones but be prepared to part with GBP20 plus.
Dim and I walked the streets like kids let loose in a candy shop. We were over stimulated to the max with each of us going âwow, check this outâ, ânah, look at thisâ. If only I had a spare GBP500 and a limitless luggage limit ďż˝ďż˝" I couldâve shopped all day. All good things must come to an end though and we left Camden to join Steff in the pub for dinner.
Ash came along with us too. He is the fourth bed in our four bed dorm. A young 19 yr old from Birmingham who is staying in London for 2 weeks doing a scholarship intern position with Sky channel in London. Trying to get into sports journalism, he was a great kid and put up with our constant bantering before bed and our not so quiet stumblings in after the pub.
So, Iâve left London now. Must say I loved every minute there.
OMG, here comes the snack trolley on the train. Boy, do I love this train ďż˝ďż˝" it doesnât get better than this.