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Published: August 28th 2018
It was a smooth, easy flight, and a breeze through Gatwick (I was on the train within an hour of touching down!) Happily, my T-Mobile service works perfectly - and gives me a virtual private network for internet use.
I arrived in Notting Hill on the bank holiday used for their annual Carnivale - WOOHOO! The streets were throbbing with people from many nations, stomping to driving drums and blowing whistles. A happy, jubilant throng, although there was a strong police presence (2000) to ensure safety and order.
Dizzy from lack of sleep, I did manage a mile or so into Hyde Park, where two Portland gals took my picture and a guy from Houston sat on the bench with me chatting. (Do I have a flag of origin on my forehead?)
My room is MINISCULE (tiny house tryout: I can open my suitcase only on the bed), but well located and nicely appointed. I now know the minimum size aperture through which I can fit (shower door)...
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