Monday, July 28, 2008

Loving London

Although I dearly miss many things about my life in the states, there are loads of things in London that I have fallen in love with. Here are just a few.

1. Public Transportation- Public transportation here is amazing. While the underground is the most well known, I have become a regular on the buses. You can find me every morning on the C11 or 268 heading to the gym.

2. Cultural Diversity- It is not unusual to hear 10 or more different languages on a daily basis. I admit that I usually cannot even identify the language but I love hearing the variety.

3. Heated Towel Racks- They are standard in residental bathrooms.

4. Small Cars- It is rare to see a gas guzzler here!

5. Double Decker Buses- Who doesn't love a double decker bus? Although I have been on a double decker, I have not ridden on the top. UMMM...definitely a goal for this week.

6. Bakeries- You can find them on every corner. There is nothing better than picking up a fresh baguette on your way home from a day out.

7. No Leash Laws- There is no such thing as a leash law in London. Dogs roam freely and they are all amazingly well behaved.

8. Gardens- The British love their gardens/flowers and spend loads of time caring for them.

9. Old Homes- I love walking the streets and looking at all the old homes. While some have been renovated into flats, others remains as single homes. They all have so much character.

I am sure I will have many more things to add to the list as my time here grows.


1 comment:

Lynne said...

Hi Kat,
Sounds like you are on your way to adjusting to life abroad. I'm sure there are pros and cons of both locations. (Heated towel racks, eh?) What a great way to see which American things you really miss, and also how many that you don't miss.

My brother had hip replacement surgery in Belgium a year ago and he said that everyone there spoke several languages, including English. He said he felt "lacking" because he only spoke one language. Who knows, maybe you will pick up a different language or two!

Good luck as you continue to explore your new environment.