I haven’t bothered to update this blog for the last week since I haven’t been anywhere sightseeing, just catching up with some friends and family in the UK.
I had a good flight from Cape Town to London, a bit bumpy to start off with but that soon steadied out and I managed to sleep for a fair bit of it. In contrast to the gorgeous last day I had in Cape Town, I arrived in London to grey skies and cold air. The threatened tube strike had gone ahead as planned, though some workers defied it so one line managed to be running, this was not the airport line however. Once I finally figured out how to get where I needed via bus, it was pouring down with rain. Nothing says welcome back to England better than a good rain shower.
I spent a couple days in London with my cousins, the weather cleared off after the first morning and was sunny and warm the rest of the time. It only took the first few hours that I was in the centre of the city before I remembered how much I loved London.
After that I headed North to visit a couple friends at different Universities, had a couple good nights up there before heading back the Bedford, my hometown to see a few more people. The weather has been great for this last week, only a couple half days of rain with the rest of the time being warm and sunny, it’s light until after 10:00 at night now here with the longest day of the year approaching which is so refreshing after the 5:15 sunsets in South Africa.
I’ve had a great time seeing everyone again in the UK, spending time in the best pubs on earth and taking time off from hostels and tourism for the most part. I don’t count my exploration in London for a couple days tourism because even when I walked through Trafalgar Square many times and didn’t take any pictures of it (why do I need any more photos of it?). I’ve also shipped a box full of cadbury products back to the States so it will be waiting for me when I return.