London, June 23, 2004
So I know I said I was leaving for Paris on Tuesday, and I was going to, really! Except there were delays on the subway and one station was closed and it was a mess, trust me. Needless to say, I missed the bus! I really am having the worst luck! But in the end, it all worked out, as I thought it would (I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason). So I went back to my hostel and checked back in (2 hours after I checked out) and was put in the same room, so it was all good. Spent the day with Fatima and Lily (from China, but is studying in Waterloo, Ontario). I went to see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, London Bridge and then to the National Gallery to look at the amazing paintings. I went to see Chicago (the musical) and it was really good. It was interesting to see the differences between the film version and the theater version. I walked by a movie premiere in Leicester Square on the way to the theater: Around the World in 80 Days. I only stayed for a few minutes and the only person we saw was an Asian actress, who apparently is famous, but I have no idea who she is. I came back to the hostel and hung out in the common room with Isabelle (Quebec) until 1am. I got up this morning and made some new friends: a girl from Colorado and Jen from Australia. Then I went to the Victoria and Albert museum for a Vivienne Westwood exhibit (she’s a famous British designer), it was very cool! And so now here I am. Tonight I will probably hang out and party in the common room again, and tomorrow morning I will be leaving for Paris hopefully! I will be leaving much, much earlier this time just to be sure, I’m not missing it again! Okay, so next time you hear from me, I will hopefully be in Paris.