London!
Day 1 – Arrival

Special edition blog on travels here:
Got to London in the morning, began eating at odd hours almost immediately, and made it to the British Library, home of a nice little collection of hugely historical documents, such as the Magna Carta, various classical composers’ works, Jane Austen’s writing, and Karl Marx, to name only a few. They even acknowledged the history of printing in East Asia far pre-dating western printing. Unfortunately, I was to discover this was only the first of many many sights where they prohibit photos, so I only have pics of things outside the exhibit room. I think the tourists are actually paying more attention in the exhibits without their cameras, though..

Clockwise from top left: British Library, Paddington metro, fish & chips production line, bike lanes, more British Library (from an upper floor), me and Big Ben, more British Library, and (center): afternoon tea at the Woseley.
Clockwise from top left: British Library, Paddington metro, fish & chips production line, bike lanes, more British Library (from an upper floor), me and Big Ben, more British Library, and (center): afternoon tea at the Woseley.

The tea was very good, although the snacks were so abundant we struggled to eat about half of them before we gave up.

K pretending to phone in one of those quintessential London phone booths. Do they just keep them around for the tourists at this point?
K pretending to phone in one of those quintessential London phone booths. Do they just keep them around for the tourists at this point?
Inside Buckingham Arms
Inside Buckingham Arms

Accidentally took a quick jet lag nap, then stubbornly went out for a pint at the Buckingham Arms to try and stay up, hopefully helping to adjust our circadian clocks to +8 hours. These Londoners are a lively bunch when you get in the pub! -or even outside of it, sipping a pint outside the door in the chilly Fall weather. Impressive.

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