Big Trip Review pt.6 - London
Throughout our Big Trip we had a few opportunities to head into London, a place that I regard as home despite only having lived there for a few years. We concentrated on visiting a few favourite places; Borough Market, the sublime Soane Museum, the National Theatre, a few pubs and so on. We also took a trip north to Highgate Cemetery to see the graves of Karl Marx, George Eliot and Douglas Adams. It was all highly enjoyable and made me very homesick.
A couple of standout moments:
1) Driving through London with our German friends Marko and Katherine and becoming increasingly impressed with their portable GPS system. It was very cool, and for added comedy value we could not change the settings from German, so we would get a calm female voice saying "Achtung" every time we approached a speed camera.
2) Going to the new Arsenal Stadium for the league match against Birmingham with Liz, Boo, Laura and Hev. Magnificent stadium, dismal performance, fantastic experience.