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Borough Market for lunch

Woke up, had breakfast, and headed to the post office to mail our cool pint glasses, travel books, and museum guides.  Got to the post office and bought a box, tape, and bubble wrap and packed our stuff up, waited in line for a good while and got up to Teller #7 only to find out that mailing our 2.5 kilo box to the U.S. would cost about £40... $80 to send home museum stuff and a couple of glasses that we klepto-ed... no way.  Bought a mailing envelope, rebacked the books and museum guides, and it ended up at £12, reasonable.  Today is actually warm enough to wear shorts, so kate and I went back to the hostel to put the glasses up (we're bringing them to Paris in hopes that mail is cheaper) and put on shorts!  Now we're off to see some stuff and try to find more free stuff so we can buy more beer!  More later- Rachel

Part 2:  "I've never bought a woman cheese before"

We went to the Borough Market for lunch.

Peter, Rachel, Kate and Tony
  It was great.  The outdoor market is lined with individual booths all trying to sell you thier produce.  We made a nice snack out of free samples of cheese, breads, meats, nuts and fruits.  We bought lunch there and ate it in the yard of Southwark Cathedral.  YUM!  It was then time to wash it all down with a nice brew.  We headed to the Market Porter near the market for half pints of Sunchaser Blonde and drank it in the street because we figured we would be like everyone else and party in the street.  We ventured back into the market for dessert before heading to the Wheatsheaf down the road.  We tried to learn the rules of cricket.  I still like baseball better.  Cricket lasts for days!  Our new friend Peter bought us beer but only half pints because "Ladies don't drink pints.
Our flowers and cheese...
"  He also told us that we were "Beer Monsters."  On our way to the next bar, we walked through the market, where Peter bought me flowers and Rachel cheese.  "I've never bought a lady cheese before," Peter said.  We went on to the Barrow Boy and Banker for more beer and Tia Marias.  After leaving, Rach and I went to the grocery for dinner and ate it in the TV room at our hostel before getting ready for the theature tonight.  Avenue Q was amazing!  I highly recommend it if you don't get offended easily.  Just so you know "The internet was made for... PORN" -Ave Q.  After the fabulous play we headed to the Sussex, a nice little pub in the theature district.  We realize we've been in a city too long when we've had all the beers on tap already!  We had a half of Kroenburg 1664 right before last call, at 12.
MMM... BEER. "Beer Monsters" like us love beer.
  For some reason London pubs close early but the clubs stay open later.  Rach and I began to wander around in search of another brew and wandered past the Zoo bar and club.  We didn't really want to go in but the doorman waved us in front of the line and we didn't have to pay the £10 cover ($20!).  The bar was lame and we really aren't "club people" so we left for the hostel to call it a night. -Kate

Galadrims says:
You two spedn a very good time in London. :)
That is cool!
Kisses!
Posted on: Jul 24, 2007
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Borough Market for lunch
Borough Market for lunch
Peter, Rachel, Kate and Tony
Peter, Rachel, Kate and Tony
Our flowers and cheese...
Our flowers and cheese...
MMM... BEER.  Beer Monsters like…
MMM... BEER. "Beer Monsters" lik…
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the Rogue woman
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