Twenty -two years after my last visit, I’m back in London. I have to say that it has changed a lot. I’m still struggling to get a feel on the city but after a full day of walking around (Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Knightsbridge, Oxford Street, Paddington), I still haven’t managed to do that. For the most part, I have to keep reminding myself that I’m not in New York. And I’m not a huge fan of New York anyway.
Also, I can’t seem to find a bookstore anywhere. All I find are Gaps and Zaras that I can’t stand at home either.
But of course the Houses of Parliament and the Westminster Abbey are sublime. The Millennium Wheel is a little incongruous.
I keep almost being run over by traffic because I keep forgetting what direction the cars come from. The British accent is so sophisticated that I feel very dowdy with my Midwestern pronunciation.
Now we are planning to find a good Indian restaurant. There have got to be many around Paddington, right?