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Day 25 - A few passing moments in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Views [520]

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of London. It’s one of those places that people either love or don’t. Overpriced dirty hotels mixed with densely packed and polluted sidewalks are not my thing (ironic since I was just in Antananarivo!) Still, it’s always been a place to remember because of the people I’ve been with rather than the city itself.

 Each of my visits to London has been memorable for different reasons. The last time I was here, I was toured around the back streets of Camden markets and saw a stunning musical on the West End. The first time round I saw all the big sights of the city, but found I had the best time sitting in the window of a cafe with a friend watching the rush hour pass through Piccadily Circus. This time, I was visiting a real local and spent my time chilling out with this young and groovy diva.

I’m a very lucky traveller; everywhere I go it’s been sunny and beautiful weather. Furthermore, springtime is definitely the season for taking advantage of the lengthening days and cool, endless twilights. I can definitely suggest an afternoon picnicking at Greenwich Park where it was near impossible to resist dozing off on the lush grass.

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I checked out the Museum of Natural History, very pretty; wandered around trying to find a decent cafe near King’s Cross with no luck and ate a decadent lunch in an obscurely situated, ancient Egyptian themed restaurant called ‘LMNT (the mussels were so good we had to order them twice!)

We tried to watch the passing of the guard at Buckingham Palace but the crowd was so big it was impossible to get a half decent view and we left.

 

It’s a mixed bunch.

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