24h in London
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June 28th, 2007 – by: Sunrise5
So hardly had we lain down we had to get up again and go for the bus station. This meant going by bus for half an hour and then still walking a kilometre or two. It was wet and cold and due to my drowsiness I was even colder than I would have been anyway. After what seemed to be an eternity we finally arrived at the station which turned out to be a large, draughty hall, where we had to wait for the bus another hour - just my luck.
Two hours later or so we finally reached London. As we both were completely hungry, we decided to have breakfast before meeting up with S. Jay had already gotten a fan of everything that was British so he even started to drink his tea with milk (which I haven't been able to force down up to these days). Therefore he dragged me into a cafe where they offered traditional full English breakfast with eggs, sausages, bacon and buttered toast. Well, while Jay fell in love with the bacon and the sausages, I, who is rather the fruit and muesli breakfast type, tried to get down at least the toast. The Englisch Muffins and Brownies are definitely better. Costa Coffee, Millies Cookies and however they all are called managed this way to contribute a good part of the 7 kg I gained in these 5 weeks of my stay.
Lateron, we met up with S. (let's call her Susie) at Picadilly circus. The rest of the day we spent sightseeing. This was pretty hard as we were almost walking all the way. After a while, we started to wonder why there were guys with a British flag in pink everywhere - some of them wearing the typical latex and synthetic leather stuff one knows from gay clubs they are presented in films from the 80s. Well, it turned out that we were in London at Christopher Street Day :-D Unfortunately it was raining almost all the time, but nevertheless it was a great party at Trafalgar Square. I even got a present from a nice looking guy there: Two extra strong condoms with each a little pack of lubricant ^^. Alas, I couldn't do anything with that :-D
Later the day, after we had made for sure over 20 km by foot, we came past St.
As it turned out, we had dropped into the shooting for a movie, which came months later into the cinemas known as "National Treasure: Book of Secrets". The scene they were taking was the one with the black car rushing into a group of priests. After they had to repeat it already the umpteen time I already started to feel sympathy with the poor guys who had to stand around in the rain till the car came to jump out of the way.
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