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so the past 2 days have been def busy! On Wed, i got up early, eww and went out on the town, London is kool b/c the subway goes everywhere i want to go, perfect! So got on the tube and I went to the british museum which was freakin awesome, and free, a def plus. It has sooo much stuff, a huge egyptian collection, one of the best around, tons of roman and soo much more. I was suprised at how old some of the things where, i mean there are original greek statues in there! So after that i went and ate lunch at this cute park, it was a great day here, sunny and not too hot. It was so London, just sitting on the grass of tihs huge park with a ton of other people, it made me think of central park.

the nice neighborhood!

Afterwards, decided to hop on a bus, yes the red double decker ones!! I basically got to see the town from there, and it made it easier to figure out what i wanted to see and how to get there. On the bus i met this american girl named Cherrie. She is also traveling and is alone. She is stayin in london for a month, going to take some class at vidal sassoon salon here and then just travel around europe afterwards. So we ride the bus all over town and its soo kool. Basically got an idea of where to go and how to get there. Afterwards, went back to my hostel and met up with Nelly, my roomie from paris, and we went and watched a movie. It was a english movie, called hot fuzz, apparently was a big hit over here. Its a comedy and was soo funny. Then it was 12 midnight b4 i knew it and i was dead tired.

I just had to snap a shot at this!

So then this morning woke up and went back on the bus and went to go to the Tower of London. It started raining and is kinda cold and neither me nor Cherrie bought a coat. So we tried to find something warm to buy, but the only thing close was a gift shop for the tower of london. Well we go in there looking for clothes and all they have are these tourist tshirts which are 15 pounds. Ouch thats 30 bucks, and for 30 bucks we both would rather freeze. Then on the way out cherrie found a kids tshirt for 8 pounds, it was funny looking, but she said she felt like a hooker in her tank top lol and was desprate, so desprate times call for a little boys tourist tshirt. Afterwards, made it into the Tower of London and it was pretty kool. Its one of the oldest preserved places in london and where anne bolyn and many other famous people died and were tortured.

It also has the royal jewlels exhibit in there, which was also amazing.

After that went on a boat cruise to Westmisinster, & big ben and parliment . All of which were def worth it. Then decided to part, it was almost 5 and i def made the mistake b4 of going in the tube during rush hour, and did not want to again. Went back to my hostel and met my new roomies. Magda and Lena. They are from prague and pretty kool. The front desk guy moved nelly b/c i guess they needed a room with 2 beds and she was alone and the italian girl who was in there b4 left today. Which i never ended up catching her name. She was nice and quiet, excpet when she was on the phone yelling and fighting with some dude in italian. But i like my new roomies so thats good, and omg i am so glad its not me but they were just as shocked about the shower situation here as i was.

rainy in london, arggg
so its not just me being prissy.

Basically the showers are these small small single showers, no room to change or anything. oh and they r dirty and there is mold on the ceiling and walls.  They are shared with everyone, so at all times of the day u can just go in there and there is a naked guy just standing there, must be nice to feel so comfortable naked. Taking a shower is like pretending to be a spy. You have hide and then be slick and grab ur things and master your way into a toilet room, which is no bigger then the tiny shower and just as dirty, but the only other thing in there with a door. Then there is putting your clothes on.  getting dressed challenges even a ballerina. now i was in dance classes most my life, so balancing to put clothes on without touching the ground or anything for that matter should not be hard but when ur trying to avoid touching everything in there cause its gross it becomes hard.

on this big red bus!
  Now i have pictures of my hostel, which i will post when i can, but decided against trying to take some of the bathroom there. I did not want someone to catch me in the bathroom with a camera , and think i was sum perv or something. Which there is always someone coming and going in there, even at 4am.

One good thing me and my roomies have come up with about the hostel is the view. We are on the 3rd floor and the window looks out right into a gym across the street, which is also on the 3rd and 4th floor. Huge windows always open and tons of dudes in there always showing off in the windows. Actually talked to some of them one day after they caught me and nelly looking, which is hard not do since the blinds only go half way down the window since they are so large. Well i am tired and this internet cafe is always hot, so im outtie :)
vances says:
"Hot Fuzz" is a fantastic flick...have you seen "Shaun of the Dead" (same director + actors)?
Posted on: Nov 15, 2008
Real_PeaceWarrior says:
You make going to the shower sound like a great adventure :D, must try it your way sometime with James Bond or Mission Impossible theme tunes playing in the background
Posted on: Sep 10, 2008
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the nice neighborhood!
the nice neighborhood!
I just had to snap a shot at this!
I just had to snap a shot at this!
rainy in london, arggg
rainy in london, arggg
on this big red bus!
on this big red bus!
Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower of London!!
Tower of London!!
the moat around the tower of london
the moat around the tower of london
me at the tower of london!
me at the tower of london!
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