Sunday, 24 January 2010

On friday we all went to Stonehenge and Bath for the day. It was quite cold and raining, which our driver said is the best time to go to Stonehenge. In Bath we explored the city then took a tour in the Roman Bath, which was amazing to think about how old every thing was. Unlike the older cities and towns of the US (which are nearly as close to the age of the old cities and towns here) Bath has many shopping chains and fast food joints (the main two being Burger King and KFC, which is big here in the UK), although there is one rule- that I know of- which is all buildings must be built in stone. Yesterday afternoon a few of us went to the Portobello Market in Notting Hill where I finally found a pair of boots enabling me to fit into the London culture. The market has fresh foods, many antique and craft tables, as well as music up and down the street. I want to go back to actually get some groceries, but yesterday I just got a bratwurst for lunch (it was really good- they put it in a baguette with sauteed onions). Today we tried to catch up on some sleep and ended up at the biggest Apple store I have ever been in... and the worst customer service, one of my professors said customer service has not reached the UK yet and so far this has been true. Any ways I just booked my spring break to Italy (flying into Venice and out of Rome) and looking forward to it! This weekend we learned that it's not cute for Americans to yell out British profanity such as wanker, just because we don't get it or find it offensive does not mean we should say it.


  1. I want to see a photo of those London boots. They sound cool. Before you leave you may well introduce the benefits of real customer service into their culture. (And teach them some new profanities.) I can't wait to see and hear about your spring break. LU

  2. Jim and I would like to know if you had to make any new signs for the Apple store :).
    We miss you here

  3. Stone henge sounds intriguing - aunt carolyn