11 June 2009

Leaving London Longingly, Perusing Paris Peacefully, Grazing Greece Gracefully

My time in London is done. It has been unbelievable, but all good things must come to an end (except for souls and eternal families). Tomorrow morning I am off to Paris, France for four days and then continuing on to Athens and Mykonos, Greece for five days. I will travel by train, plane, ferry, scooter, and feet. If I can squeeze an elephant ride or dolphin ride in there, I will travel that way, too. I cannot summarize my London adventures any more than I already have because the expereiences were defined by people, and describing people is like trying to decipher between an aged cheese and a moldy cheese. However, in anticipation of people asking me what my favorite thing in London is, I will proclaim it loud and clear here: My favorite thing in London is the water pipes. They are extensive, old, and very well run. They are painted a gorgeous hue of white as well. Truly a spectacle. My second favorite thing is Parliment. The House of Parliment is attached to the majestic and powerful Big Ben, which rises triumphantly over the Thames and informs all of London that, indeed, they are late. Outside the building there are Sri Lankans galore and police officers with Cambodian-made machine guns. Inside the building there are golden statues, starry ceilings, MPs galore, very expensive things, and classical costumes. To be able to watch legislature happen right before your eyes is a debatable joy, and the building really made everything worth it. Honestly, I cannot think of anything I didn't enjoy doing in London (except for being stung by a bee in my sleep). Whenever I was with The Muscle or the Girls, we had a good time. I thoroughly enjoyed making new friends and spending a phenomenal six weeks with them in one of the World's greatest capitals- London. London, I heart you. As for now, don't expect a post for a few weeks because I will be romancing under the Eiffel Tower and sunbathing in the Mediterranean Sea.

4 comments:

Reags said...

Your really missing out by skipping italy, but you gotta do what you gotta do! Good luck!

Sarah said...

I could not be more jealous of your life right now!

Bethany said...

Oh, just "romancing under the Eiffel Tower and sunbathing in the Mediterranean Sea." At least it's not something amazingly fun and life-changing that I would be insanely jealous of. Oh no, none of that.

Jeff said...

Dave, we have enjoyed this study abroad vicariously. It really has been lovely.