I actually managed to get up and around in a timely fashion today, and so we jetted off to Platform 9 3/4 for a quick picture that turned into a hassle because my camera decided to die in the most dramatic fashion possible. All’s well, though, and I wore the Hufflepuff scarf with pride. Even if I didn’t want to waste 10 pounds on the professional picture of it.
Then we went to the Science Museum. Museums in London are mostly free, which is nice, but you are asked to pay a small donation in return. We cheaped out and paid 1.25 pounds for the pair of us; not to be stingy, but neither of us had much money. We skipped on the London Eye today because we realized it is way overpriced for our budgets.
The Science Museum was pretty good, once you got past the many, many exhibits and their many, many signs. As an interpreter, I found the signs to be a bit overwhelming and under-inspiring. Once you go upstairs, though, the exhibits get a lot better. My favorite exhibit was the one called “Who Am I?” and it was all about the things that make us human. I learned that I think equally like a male and female, and that my last name is most common around Northern England, by Scotland (still not a super common name, though).
We walked some more after that, across the Westminster Bridge (by Big Ben and Parliament), down along the Jubilee Gardens path to London Bridge. Contrary to popular belief, Tower Bridge is the iconic bridge with the big, beautiful towers. London Bridge was pretty cool, but not as eye-catching.
I kept a quiet evening once we got back to the flat, packing, going through pictures, and watching Netflix while my friend is in class. Soon I will be off on to my next adventure, but I will be flying solo (figuratively). This portion of the vacation has flown by much too quickly!!!! It’s good to be having fun, but not good when you don’t have enough time with your best friends.
Also, I dreamed I was at work last night. Oh no!
Final thoughts on London:
-Oh, another rude foreigner.
-Fucking camera piece of shit
-It’s still cold
-It doesn’t smell that bad today, maybe?
-The Thames is much cooler when the tide is high. Wow!
-How the heck do people design these buildings?!
-I might be getting used to this “milk in tea” thing.
-I want [name redacted] to come with me!!!!!!
-(inconsolable crying held back until tomorrow)