For those who were counting, it has been approximately 24 hours since my departure. After twelve hours of travel I am now, relaxing in my Aunt and Uncles flat in London after a half day of settling in, walking the streets of London in Anne's neighborhood while running some errands and checking the status of my lost baggage. To arrive in London, I took two flights. The first one from Minneapolis to Toronto was delayed over 50 minutes, causing a mad dash at the Toronto airport to catch my connecting flight to London. Luckily, there were a few others in the same boat and we managed to board with time to spare. My backpack on the other hand.....I am still waiting for its arrival.
London is an amazing place. I have not experienced a fraction of what the city has to offer and I am already impressed. Minor changes from America have already been addressed. Looking right then left when crossing a street is a must. Pedestrians do not have the right away here and it is your job to stay out of the way. Also, it is not uncommon to see multiple BMW's, Porsche's, and Bentley's parked on the curb....something a small town boy is amazed by. Layers are key, today it was sunny then cloudy and that pattern repeated all day. The temperature was around 12 degrees C (approx 55 Fahrenheit). London would be in the good graces of those who are looking after our environment as the city has a very "green" perspective which I like to see.
I hope this blog provides those who care to follow my travels with some insight on the incredible opportunity I have been given to come over here. Many thanks to all who have supported me and my adventure over the pond, I would not be here without you. Please, post any comments, suggestions, or questions you have. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to update this page as often as I can, keeping everybody updated on my daily activities.