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In London - Mark's Journal
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mhaithaca
In London

The plane landed nearly an hour early, so we had to wait a few minutes for the previous plane to clear our gate. I obtained some pounds from a cash machine, had my passport stamped after I answered a few simple questions about my visit, retrieved my suitcase, and then passed through a "nothing to declare" lane that turned out to be simply an exit.

The train took a moment's thought, as I needed to figure out that I had to take one of the London Central trains to Paddington before I could look for the Picadilly Li e I knew I needed. I took the regular train instead of waiting a few minutes for an express, and I'm glad I did. I'm enjoying slowing down for a few of the towns. Hadwell is quite pretty.

I suspect the folks I'm meeting up with are out touring for the day, so my afternoon will probably consist of checking into the hotel and taking a shower. I imagine lunch will be involved, as well.

[Update: The above was written on my iPhone on the train and just posted at the hotel; I figured out belatedly that the Picadilly line does go to Heathrow, and I needn't have taken multiple trains, but I simply didn't succeed in finding it. Ah well.]

Current Location: United Kingdom, England, Greater London

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queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: September 8th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so excited for you, have a fantastic time!
psychochicken From: psychochicken Date: September 8th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to Britain! Please excuse our capital...
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