So this is London.
The obsession of the one called Kira Weiss.
I only have had a few days here, but it has been really cool. Went to an Entrepreneurship conference thing on Saturday, and basically spent all day exploring yesterday. The girl who I stayed with is a friend of a friend and this is what I found upon arrival. The British kids we met might not have been nice, but those Americans are so delightful.
So I left my buddies (#couchsurfing) and went full on Indiana Jones mode yesterday. It was incredible.
11:00 AM- Buckingham Palace! Yesterday happened to be Poppy Day(basically British Veterans/Memorial Day), and so apparently I just missed the Royal Family leaving their house by like 35 minutes. British people really go bananas about these guys though, people were just there all day watching the house.
12:00 AM – Westminster Abbey. Pretty cool to see, though nothing mind blowing.
12:30 – Big Ben and some park in the area. Both relatively cool.
1:00 – Got lost in some random streets by the Thames. Talked with some nice Scottish people.. Declined an offer to come to Edinburgh for the night. Also saw the most British street corner in the history of earth.
2:00- Saw this awesome dragon….. Walked from one end of the city to the other.
2:30 – Stumbled upon a free WW2 Navy exhibit on board the HMS Wellington. Summary of the tour: War is Scary. War on a boat is pee-yourself-terrifying.
3:00 Walked across Bridge and ate caramel roasted peanuts and drank water. Bliss
3:20 Looked around the GIANT Tate Modern Art Museum. Felt slightly overwhelmed after 40 minutes covered about 2% of the place and decided to leave.
4:00 Life highlight. Best part of the day, deserved its own post though… Find out what, here: https://weissworld.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/nerding-out-part-two-the-globe-theatre/ Do it.
5:50 Walked back across to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Also known to us educated Americans, as the place where William and Kate tied the knot! Dat baby doh.
6:00 Got really cold and headed back. Saw Ender’s Game. It was alright. As you all should know from feverishly stalking me on the web, Ender’s Game is my favorite book, so it is a real bummer, but still worth seeing. Should have been about three movies instead of one. Incredible visuals though. The simulator looks incredible.
Now I must get ready for my week in Portugal!! Woo. Later London. It’s Been Real. Mind The Gap. God Save Baby George.
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P.S. Read the other post.
P.S.S You really shouldn’t know my favorite books unless you are within two blood relatives of me. No Stalking.