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Day 3 - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Day 3
Today is harrock's Big Working Day, so he was up and off at the crack of dawn, and I've been adventuring on my own. I went down to Kew Gardens and wandered around some - the greenhouses full of orchids were a little crowded, and everywhere else was a little dead (well, it's February, not that surprising), but the orchids were pretty stunning. Then more wandering around Covent Garden (London musical buskers are just better than the ones in Boston, though they also have more costumed-statuary-people, which I'm less impressed by). I got roasted chestnuts from a cart, which pleased me greatly (perhaps they're all for tourists, who want to think they're in Victorian times).

(I've been asked for directions four times now. I don't even have a map, let alone know where anything is.)

Current Mood: tired tired

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rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: February 14th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps you just look English.
From: readsalot Date: February 14th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clearly anyone who isn't constantly consulting a map must be a local!

Also, I am envious of roasted chestnuts from a cart.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, when I went to London in '99 I was asked for directions an hour after my plane landed. One nice thing about London is no one know's your a tourist as long as you keep your mouth shut.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: February 14th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, asking a tourist for directions can sometimes be a smart move, in that they might actually be *carrying* a map they can show you. :)
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