Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pretty Snazzy?

Right, so I told quite a few people I'd start a blog so I suppose it's probably best that I try and start one now that I'm actually in London. Specifically in my room at Vandon House, on my computer in my room. Pretty snazzy? Sure, let's go with that.

Anyway, so far, I've been in London for about seven hours. One of those was spent sleeping and almost three were spent getting to the place where I would be sleeping. Probably a good thing I went with a group of people. My sense of direction has not magically improved by crossing the Atlantic.

Anyway, summary so far, I went to Des Moines Airport, got on a plane to Atlanta after meeting up with some other people studying abroad in London this semester through Central, got to Atlanta and eventually got on this huge plane. I mean, really huge. And there were television touch screens in the back of the chairs where you could choose between a bunch of movies and some games (including Bejeweled and Zuma) and, what I spent most of my time on since my headphones weren't working with it very well, this map that shows you the flight route and estimated time to arrival, ect. I think I've picked up two words in French from that thing.

Right, guessing you don't care a whole lot about the plane, right? I wouldn't either (although I did find the games part down right fascinating). Eventually we got off the plane and went through border control (where out of our group of six, the process ranged from some of us getting two questions to some getting twenty to some getting fingerprinted. I was just asked two). Eventually we got on the Gatwick Express and went to Victoria before walking to Vandon House.

We saw a lot of houses and things on the Gatwick Express. Maybe I'm the only one who find it cool but then I'm not used to row houses. They looks so cute to me and there's so much made with brick. I'm used to most things, especially houses, being made with wood and covered by siding. It's different. Really pretty if you ask me and since this is my blog, I'm going to assume you did.

We walked through a more commercial area to get to Vandon House, lots of shops and things. I haven't yet seen Big Ben but I have now seen a British edition of the Biggest Loser. There's a television in the room and I may have turned it on and fell asleep for about an hour. I have since wandered out though with Kristen because I wanted my computer to charge and needed a converter.

Anyway, that's it for this fairly boring post but I thought I should probably say something. Overall summary: I'm here and I'm alive.


  1. I agree, I LOVE rowhouses. :) Glad you made it all safe! :D

  2. Yay!!! TT PS: Did anyone ask you to go to Hogwarts yet??

  3. I'm glad you are there and alive! :)

  4. Jessica

    Excellent blog with good observations of the Markets and of your time in the East End, they both give a flavour of the experience and the environs you travelled through.

    I also like your reflection on how much of it applies to the States too.

    Well done, good work.