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.