Well, I’m in London!
The plane ride was really long and I didn’t sleep at all. I got maybe two hours. I fell asleep right after we entered Canada and woke up right before we left. Everyone got a pillow and a blanket. I lost my pillow somehow, but the blanket kept my toes warm.
For dinner, we got a choice between tortellini or chicken and rice. I figured the chicken and rice was better than the gluten. I gave Patricia my dinner roll, cookie, and crackers. The salad was tasty though!
|The dinner after I was finished with it.|
In front of every seat, there was an entertainment console with tons of movies and TV shows. I watched GI Joe at like three hours til London to pass the time.
|I watched this the entire time. It was addicting.|
At around an hour to London, they brought out breakfast. It was a croissant, yogurt, and orange juice. I didn’t eat it. I munched on fruit strips.
The landing was great. As an experienced airporter, I zoomed through customs like a pro. I was with my baggage a good twenty minutes before anyone else was.
|My first view outside the airport actually outside!|
We waited inside for the bus for around a half hour and when we finally got on, it took an hour to get to the dorms. The only big thing we saw on the way was Harrods.
|Loading the bus!!|
|The Natural History Museum. I can go for free!!|
At the dorms, we got our room assignments. I’m on the first floor (thankfully, since the elevator is a bit finicky.) I have a fridge in my room, which most don’t have apparently.
|My new home for the month.|
First, we went to the ATM and got some money out. Then we bought converters and called our families.
After that, I went to the grocery store and bought breakfast foods.
|I got two things of 6 eggs, 4 apples, 4 bananas, a skillet, 4 forks, and a plate for around $25. I’ll have to buy more eggs and fruit, but it’ll last me a few days!|
|This was supposed to be a panorama of the houseboats that dock across the river during the summer, but a) I started the picture too far right and b) Clarke ran through the photo and turned into a ghost.|
Then it was nearly dinner time. Dinner was pizza. Gross. That’s gluten. I don’t eat gluten. Another person on the trip is also Paleo. A few of us though, did decide to go get real food. Around seven of us went to get our Oyster passes a day early (so we wouldn’t have to wait in a 50 person line tomorrow) and find dinner. We were going to go to Nando’s, a chicken place, but we couldn’t find it. We ended up settling for Greedy Cow, a burger place. We got kangaroo burgers. They were unbelievable.
|We waited in line for an hour to get our Oyster Pass as opposed to waiting three hours in a longer line tomorrow. The people watching was fun!|
|This was a kangaroo burger. It was phenomenal. I also had a latte with it, and it was really pretty, but I didn’t take a picture with it.|
After that, we went to the store again where I found some BACON. Yum yum bacon!
Tomorrow, wake up is at 9 for a meeting at 10:30. We’ll get our schedules and take a walking tour with our professors. Sometime tomorrow, I HAVE to buy a hairbrush. I forgot mine. Whoops.