Today's adventures didn't start out until 2 in the afternoon. I had been up since around 9AM, but Matt wasn't ready until 2, and he wanted to come along to the V & A Museum with me. Al was going to come as well, but he had unexpected plans sprout at the last minute.
On the way to the museum, when we were on the District Line in the Underground... we were just about to leave St. James' Park; I looked to the train going opposite direction of us, and I swore that there was a man sitting inside that looked just like Sir Ian McKellen.
I don't know how many doppelgängers he has. If it was Sir Ian, then good on you for hiding in plain sight! If it wasn't him, then whoever it was could have a good career at being an impersonator!
The V & A Museum is located just past what seemed to be a plethora of shops (South Kensington is a pretty posh neighborhood - since CAPA is closeby, I'll be in that environment more often soon). Matt wanted to see the stained glass windows, since he wasn't able to see those yesterday. I just went along for the ride, the excessively marble statued ride.
Some of the highlights include:
After leaving the V & A, Matt and I had some time to kill before we wanted to head back to the flat. Since we were in fact in the neighborhood, we headed towards CAPA International.
Once inside CAPA, I was given the orientation packet early and was told that because of unforeseen circumstances, I was getting a different host family. Yes, I was told why. No, I'm not sharing why. Instead of getting to know the Wembley area starting next week, I'll be in the Harlesden area.
- I understand why people are so upset about Freddos now! I saw them when I went to Sainsburys yesterday afternoon, and there is NO reason why those tiny guys should cost 20p!
- I don't know if I like Lucozade or not. Some gulps, I like it. Other gulps, it's the weirdest thing that doesn't taste like soda or an energy drink.
- Everyday, I am thankful that on every street corner it tells you which way to look for traffic.
- The people at CAPA described New Cross as "edgy", and that's not an adjective I'd use. Not in a negative way, I just don't see it as edgy.
- 453 is my favorite bus route. That might be because it was the first double decker I rode when first arriving in London.