Monday, March 27, 2006

First impressions: London

The cars definetely drive on the other side of the street. I would never be able to drive here, primerily because I would not know how to turn. And I still have not learned to look to the right when I am crossing the street.

I was imagining London to be a little like New York - with big, tall buildings and chain stores like Urban Outfitters and Vickies Secret everywhere. It is not at all. It feels more laid back, the buildings are no bigger than 3-5 stories, but all are very different and each one has character to it. There are pubs on every corner.

We've taken the trains and the tube, we've seen TATE, the modern art museum, we've walked across the Millenium bridge, which is awesome, been in St. Pauls, we went to Hillsong Church, which is an Aussie church and takes place in the Dominion theatre - London's Broadway version, we've walked walked walked. We've watched boats on Thames, we've seen the Tower bridge, we've eaten Meditteranian, REAL Chinese, we've ordered in pizza... :)

The biggest difference is that London is subtle. America seems more in your face with its cities. Here things seem to be less flashy and have a little more character.

I have the coolest future sister-in-law. I am marrying into a great family. Tomorrow we are off to Riga. I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Time is going by too fast. Neil will get to meet my family.

And my favorite word is - bits. Just like Americans use the word 'stuff' for everything, British use the word 'bits' for way too many things.

7 comments:

rochelle said...

i'm SO excited you posted! don't stop! keep telling stories! i miss you already!

Felicia said...

Thank you for the bits shared with us. We definitely want more. Have an awesome time in Riga!

Andy said...

AHHH!!! I was at the Tate Modern on Saturday... what if we were not only in the same CITY but also in the same BUILDING at the same time?! That would've been CRAZY! Hope you enjoyed this place, the weather was about as good as it gets...

rochelle said...

i have to wonder... how does london compare to Riga?

melissa said...

i agree with rochelle. that would be interesting to hear how riga & london compare from your perspective.

today i had a meeting with a London publisher's rep. he said "bits" at some point, & i totally thought of this post.

Felicia said...

You should let Neil write a post on Riga! It would be interesting to see his impressions of your home town. One thing is for sure: you two will have a blast wherever you go, it's love that makes any place on this earth look like heaven. Australia get ready!

Sundries Sublime said...

Ya! Ya! Have Neil write a post!! Can't wait to hear more!!! :-D