25.05.2010 - 26.05.2010
I don't have much time. Internet costs money here and the pound is not friendly to Americans.
Today we went to Stonehenge and Bath, two sights that I have been dying to see. They completely lived up to my expectations.
Ren, I have the coolest pictures of a StoneHenge boulder that is completely climb-able. You would approve. Unfortunately, they have a thing about touching the rocks. And by thing I mean it's not allowed at all.
Bath was rather amazing. The entire town was made during the Georgian/Neoclassical Era and was in fantastic condition. I will definitely be coming back to explore further some day.
So, this morning I woke up to the realization that our electricity was not in working order. My roommates were still sleeping, but I needed to get up and about because of my travels to the aforementioned locations, so I showered in the dark. Pitch black. It was a very intimate experience, which is a little bizarre to say but try it sometime and you'll know what I'm talking about.
Another weird thing about London is the toilet paper. It's not paper. It is tissues. Think about taking a Kleenex out of a box, and that is exactly how the t.p. is distributed.
Perhaps I am a spoiled American, but I do enjoy my Angel Soft and Charmin, so going from cottonball soft heaven to sandpaper kleenex was not a transition I am supportive of. Honestly, wet a piece of kleenex, wipe it on your arm and you will know exactly how I feel right now.
Tonight I saw Wicked. My writing won't do the show justice, so I will not attempt to describe anything.
Tomorrow is museum hopping. The National Gallery, British Museum and the Science Museum are all on my list. Then we take a night ferry to Amsterdam.
I feel like the best stories I have will come out of Amsterdam, so stay tuned.