As some of you might know, I’ve recently moved to London. After surviving my first week in the Capital, ( I wrote this a while ago, but only just got around to posting it), there’s a lot of stuff that is unique to London, and I’ve learnt a lot in my last 7 days, such as: It’s perfectly acceptable to walk up/down escalators, in Nottingham they have signs telling you NOT to. Strange. Here are just a few of the things I’ve learnt!
It’s probably one of the only places I’ve been where it costs 50p for an apple, pretty much everything is a loat more expensive. I can get 2 for that price in good old’ Nottinghamshire.
You will hear and see the strangest of things, Just a few I’ve seen or heard in the past week:
1. ‘Ewwww, look, a rat!!!’. No, actually it was a squirrel.
2. ‘These hedges have wire supports. Do not run into hedges’. Obviously my first thought when I see a hedge is to run into it!
3. People having no shame about having very personal conversations on a crowded bus, I’ve heard a lot about STD’s and dating advice from my time commuting to work. I have also seen two Disney Princesses on my way to work this week.
4. People’s anger at having to wait 5 minutes for a tube or bus! (The outrage!). There’s only a bus every 15 minutes where I’m from, and that’s *if* the bus driver feels like showing up!
The tube, ah yes, the most joyous of transportation systems!
I’ll hopefully have more stuff to follow! Exploring London is my next step – any tips on places to go/things to see? Let me know!