Well, the trip to London was very stressful. Here’s a succinct and censored list of some of the problems:
- Our driver spoke neither French nor English and didn’t know where to park in London. It was time to break out our rusty Spanish. (Las calles son pequeñas! No es possible aqui! Podemos caminar!)
- The driver didn’t know London very well period, leading us to spend three hours one evening driving back and forth across London trying to get back to the host families. It was super fun.
- One of the students managed to flood the host family’s bathroom causing a leak into the kitchen. No one quite understands how it was possible but we have to file an insurance claim this week.
- The students would NOT SHUT UP, even on the night ride back home.
- The flight of stairs up to the entrance to Madame Tussaud’s cannot possibly be up to fire code when there are hundreds of young people standing in it. Claustrophobes like me did not appreciate it.
Nevertheless, in spite of some general ass-hattery, I think the students all had a great time. On the itinerary was:
- The Science Museum
- The London Transport Museum and Covent Garden
- The British Museum, where I bought this USB drive in the shape of the Rosetta Stone
- A cruise along the Thames
- Mme Tussaud’s
- The Tower of London, where I completed my Royal Palaces mug series (see above)
- The Channel shuttle
- An afternoon in Canterbury
Here’s a sampling of pictures, though I didn’t take too many, since this was my 6th or 7th trip to London.
The rest of the pictures are on Flickr (see feed in the sidebar). The interesting ones are the pictures of the old Underground posters at the London Transport Museum.