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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City June 15th 2003

Greetings from sunny London (i'm serious the weather is awesome) Here i am, sitting a whole ocean away from Saratoga, with Sarah. Everything about London is awesome except for how much things cost. NYC looks cheap compared to here. Yesterday we went to markets: Portabello Road (which is right out Sarah's front door), Camden Town, and Covent Garden. At Portabello Road i got this great book to make a Feingold style scrap book, which is a good idea, since i never got around to finishing my NZ book. We also got fresh bread and yummy hummus. Mmmmm. Camden Town is totally fun. It is what the East Villiage wishes it still was. Lots of punks, ravers, 80's style mohawks, goths, and lots of other neat little shops as well. I could live there. The highlight may ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City April 17th 2002

One of the stereo-typical questions that people around the world will ask me upon discovering I'm English will be "Have you met the Queen?" - I haven't so yesterday I went to Buckingham Palace to change that.She was really nice - sat down for a cup of tea - corgies running amuck in the royal tea room. Chatted about the state of the nation and the weather. Well OK, I visited the outside of Buckingham palace anyway - I don't think the Queen was even around - probably at Sandringham.My trip to London was for a couple of reasons, firstly I met up with my former boss and colleagues to have lunch - pizza - and we chatted and they wished me well - the suggestion of moving the department out to New Zealand was made ... read more
St James Park
Big Ben

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City April 5th 2002

Today is my last working day before starting a new life of travel and leisure. As working days go today is going to be pretty good. Arriving a little on the late side, going for a long lunch and then leaving early to host my leaving drinks. I've worked in an investment bank Lehman Brothers in the City for the last nine months, but it isn't really what I want to do long term - I don't think I'm well suited to financial corporate life. (Hi everyone from Lehman's) Lunch - first we tried the trendy city pub just behind Liverpool St. station, but no joy, huge queues and a 45 min wait for food. So we went to one of my favourite places in the area Old Spitalfields Market. Lots of (relatively) cheap food and ... read more
Inside Hamilton Hall
Leaving Drinks
Lehman Brothers

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City January 9th 1988

The thrill of returning home after spending a year and a half overseas was almost overwhelming. Although I was only visiting Sydney for Christmas and the New Year before catching another flight to London, it was great to catch up with family and friends even for a short time and I had so much fun. I revelled in simply being an Aussie again, nondescript and one of the crowd as opposed to standing out in a crowd which was the normal state of affairs while I was living in Japan. I went to a take away shop on the beach to be greeted with "Are you right?" Yes, there's no place like home, but my thoughts quickly turned to Europe and my upcoming flight to London early in the new year. When heading back to the ... read more
Trafalgar Square, London
Household cavalry, London
Big Ben, London




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