Touristy things commenced this week as my friends and I set out to make our mark on Londontown. Who knew that this city harbored so many different languages (by tourists and immigrants alike) as well as nationalities? Everyone knew that? I’m late to the game…oops. I expected the nations under the crown to remain represented in the capital, but I did not expect the mass amount of community from people near and far.
My dorm (in a fancy shmancy part of town… classic BU) resides among the consulates of many different countries across the globe. To be honest, it’s both terrifying (the armed men standing outside some select embassies) as well as fascinating and amazing that so many countries can share the same solid ground, but even a light tap such as a difference in religion or opinion can create a fissure difficult to fix.
Okay, I digress–enough of this serious speculation. London is AHMAHZING. I find myself 1 glass of wine in and showing off my horrible English accent (okay that only happened once–still wrong to do).
But, am so lucky to be in an amazing city with my twister, old friends and so many new. People are cool. People are weird. People rock (also some don’t but I guess that comes with the territory). I find myself missing my Boston loves as well as my Florida Peeps, but I am content with gallivanting around this historical city until time brings us back together.
Back to my adventures. Over the last week I walked around 6-7 miles a day (one day I walked around 10 miles!!!!! Hello toned calves). This is a strugg with diabetes… #diabetethis. I have gone through enough candy and turned off my insulin to keep a kid up for an entire year. I’ve switched to apple sauce in case anyone sees me strutting the streets of London with baby food… get at me. This is real this is me.
Any who, I visited some classic tourist sights in England like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and some other places as well. So far, Buckingham palace is my favorite. I love that the royal family lives in such a historic location, behind high gates and guards. I find it both satirical and awe-inducing.
I’ll try to post more often, but after all, London is Calling!