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Through all of my travels I have become somewhat of a power traveler. Despite a general 'lazy' aspect of my "home base" personality, when I'm on the road, I run nearly non-stop - trying to take in every thing at hand.
The Warszawa Chevra, those seasoned few that traveled across Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, across Socialist (I mean Wester) Europe and beyond, were all able to do it.
Not everyone else can handle the break neck speeds and constant picture taking of my traveling.
Thus I did not see the inside of the Tower of London . . . nor the British Museum.
But that's another story.
Tower of London
Thirsting for something cold, we stopped by a Starbucks conveniently located next to the tower.
I've been to Starbucks often enough to figure out their wacky cup sizes for ordering (Tall, Grande, Venti) . . . But it would seem the either Starbucks has not caught on in London (perhaps something to be thankful for) to the extent that even the baristas don't know what a doppio on ice in a grande cup, or the staff there was completely out to lunch.
Dear Dan and Yossi schmoozing over empty cups.
Detail from the Middle Tower
Memorial for the Merchant Seamen and Naval officers drowned at sea
From there we went off to Canary Wharf. Though a yeshivah student had raged about the place, it seemed that beyond a few sky scrapers, there wasn't all that much happening there.
Camden town swarming with weirdos and stands selling chachkas was much like my own Los Angeles's Melrose . . . and thus full of Israelis.
A Polish Store . . . oh the memories
Zonked after traveling
The next day, before the Grand Wedding of the Chief, we made a short trip to near by Hampstead.
Milk at the door
The Willow House
The Sundial House (I loved how every house had a plaque on it naming after some distinguishing mark)
Stay tuned for the next post: The Grand Wedding of the Chief!
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Posted by Mottel at 6:54 PM