(Finally, the vacation pictures are posted, you watch the slideshow – some 350 pictures! – by clicking this link.)
I haven’t the faintest idea where to start. My cousin asked me what my favourite moment has been and I was stumped. Upon further reflection, I can answer as follows –
Most surreal moment(s)
… realizing that two British landmarks towered over during New Year’s Eve festivities – the London Eye and Big Ben.
… the feeling of total anarchy on the streets of London after fireworks and the police were broadcasting messages over speakers installed in the streets – can anyone say 1984?
… the last day in Trafalgar Square watching the human and car traffic like one removed and thinking, “I’m really here! And I’m really leaving!”
Most delicious moment(s)
… my first innocent “thickie”
… aloo corn at Mirsch Masala
Most enlightening moment
The Islam exhibit at the British Museum
Most seedy moment
Walking up a deserted alley in broad daylight towards St. Paul’s Cathedral and being shown a guy’s personal and lecherous business. Fortunately, he was on the other side of the street; God knows what I would have done if he wasn’t!
Most scary moment
The guy in Brixton who followed on our heels for two blocks singing a diddy in our ears and we couldn’t shake him
Most swanky/dowdy moment
The swanky venue was Digress with the adorable NML, the dowdy was yours truly in her traveling garb
Most jaw-dropping moment
Any time you step into any of St. Paul’s Cathedral (ding-ding dong-dong), Southwark Cathedral (Gothic awe), and St. Martins-in-the-Field (meditative space amidst the touristy and chaotic Trafalgar Square area)
Best (clothes) shopping moment
Hands-down H&M, where in under five minutes I found a denim skirt for £7.50 (~15.00CAD). In ten minutes, I added a long burgundy corduroy skirt for £9.99 (~20.00CAD).
Best shopping moment
Procuring a white umbrella with the Underground map (pictured here) on it for £9.99 (~20.00CAD)
Most England moment
Anytime that I’ve been alone and navigating the city by Underground – it isn’t bad in the least.
Most comfortable moment
Chilling in my cous’ flat that is a delicious and homey blend of old (exterior) and new (interior).
Most wild shopping moment(s)
… post-Christmas sales at Topshop – too wild for me… and the styles weren’t right
… duty-free shopping at Heathrow is an upscale shopping mall in its own right
The nutter in me kept track of every p(enny) spent –
… 9-day total £347.94 (£61.70 in Tube and train passes)
… dent on the VISA £94.38
… declarable goods ~ £183.27
… just for me £95.43
… for others £88.72
On this day..
- Take leadership - 2007