So I've made it past my first month here in England. And boy, am I glad I did. I feel like all the snobby people of the world have somehow come here to live together on this tiny little wretched island. I find myself constantly asking the question, "damn, are people REALLY that bitchy here?!" Just yesterday me and my companions were lost in a museum, I kindly asked the security guard where the nearest exit was and he kindly looked at me and kept walking. What a bastard! And honestly, I thought that when I came to England a few years ago that I was just exaggerating the anti-American racism I received, but good Lord! I'm honestly sometimes afraid to ask anyone a question just cuz of how they'll react. oh well...onto nicer things.
By the way, if you ever plan on coming to this island, make sure to bring a great pair of walking shoes...you'll need it. The transportation system here is great, but it sure knocks the wind outta your legs. And the weather here needs to make up its mind...just two days ago it was blazing hot, forcing me to think if i shoulda just stayed in Miami. Then yesterday and today, cool like ice. But heck, i love the cool weather...not cold...just cool. Especially since what i've been hearing about Karachi (my next destination) about how hot it is that people are literally dying from the heat. oh well...again onto nicer things.
...sorry, that's all the things i've got. no more nicer things than that! i miss my friends...carlos, james, zamir, pepe, and yes...even andrew. and my heart is currently lost in chicago.
au revoir people...see you soon.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
So no fish and chips, no tea and crumpets, no trolly frolly no diddly daddlies, England has disappointed me this time around. Perhaps the root of all this disappointment arises from the currency rate of exchange. Four years ago I was surprised when I got £60 for every $100 I traded in, and now I'm lucky if I get £45 for every $100. Meanwhile, the prices of everything remains double that of everything in the U.S., or at least Miami. A simple McChicken sandwich, fries, and a coke, which you can easily get from the dollar menu at McDonalds in Miami ends up being around $8. But oh well, gotta spend when you're on vacation. Aside from this, I've been out a few times and will post pictures as the times comes. For now, toodle-oo! btw, they dont really say that here.