Quick notes while I wait for the dryer to finish so that I can have clean socks for walking around:

When I was getting ready to leave for London – fall of 1999 – a former Regents College student warned us that after you’ve been in London for a little while, you might notice that your snot is grey or black. I think it has something to do with the pollution here – the student said it was something to do with all the coal that has been burned here over the centuries. Either way, THAT’s something you won’t get from a guidebook.

Foot update: still pretty bad, though they hurt less today. I’m trying alternate bandaging methods. I guess I’m just lucky my heels are OK? When I get home, I’m investing in good hiking/walking boots stat.

I noticed today that almost every toilet I’ve used here has had a different flushing mechanism. Strange but true!

Tonight’s (and tomorrow night’s) hostel is MUCH nicer than the last one, and not in the middle of nowhere. I guess that double negative means it is in the middle of somewhere, which it is – about two blocks from Kings Cross station, and within walking distance of lots of fun things. Like the train station.

Today I got in an awful lot of museum-ing, with more to come in the next two days. I managed to cover about five galleries of the British Museum in two hours, so I’m going to have to be more efficient if I want to see everything.

Time to go check on the socks. If anyone knows of fun things going on in the next week and change, let me know! I’m going to be off work and up to no good.

Much love –

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