EuroTrip 2008 Day 5 (London)
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June 8th, 2008 – by: GiovanniRuiz
After breakfast and checking some emails, I set off for another solo adventure today. First I went to the British Museum. I saw all kinds of artifacts ranging from the Rosetta Stone (a stone that allowed archaeologists/linguists to decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphics), the Elgin Marbles (statues, freezes, metopes, and petroglyphs that were plundered from the Parthenon in Greece by Lord Elgin. Apparently Greece has been fighting to get them back, but England has been saying “no dice”.
After the British museum I had a quick snack and headed to the Tate Modern. I’m not huge into “modern” art, but I figured I’d give it a chance anyways. Seriously, I think I meandered for all of one hour in there. There was really only two pieces I found to my liking. I also took a pic of one just because it had been talked about in every art history class I have taken.
It’s really wild how comfortable I feel here in London. The Tube system is GREAT! In fact, I rarely have to look at the maps anymore.
Anyways, as I type this, I’m outside the Tate Modern listening to the boats traverse the Thames’ undulating waves and watching people from all over walk by. I was going to go to the British Library, but apparently it closes in 30 min. Oh well, I guess I have to leave SOMETHING to do tomorrow. It kind of boggles my mind that I’m pretty much done with everything I set out to do in London. Pretty soon, I’ll be able to chalk up London as a “been there and did everything” city haha. Obviously, I don’t mean that literally, but you get what I mean. I’m going to wander the city for a little bit. I don’t think I can walk around too much, because my feet are KILLING me haha.
UPDATE: So after going back to the hostel, I had a few pints and watched some socc-errrrr I mean "FUTBOL" at the hostel. Saw Germany kick the crap out of Poland. Considering I met a group from Berlin, it got kind of rowdy hehe. I also met a really chill person from Wales. We swapped stories of our countries, fam, etc. and then I met two girls from Mexico city. They were really chill and nice. We chatted, then went out partying. Ended up getting back to the hostel kind of late. It's pretty wild how Latin people kind of gravitate towards each other out here. As soon as they heard me speaking Spanish, they came over and introduced themselves.
Sorry I don't have more partying pics, but I'm kind of paranoid of taking my camera out to Covent Gardens (party area) because 1. I get super saucy, and 2. There's a lot of pick pockets there. I figure it's better to just leave the camera in my locker where it's safe. Anyways, hope you enjoy the pics and I'll talk to you soon!
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