I ended up spending a few extra days in ATL due to the flight being over booked, but it worked out well in the end and I finally made it to London after a quick transfer in Frankfurt.  The delay had its upsides, one being I got to meet a young couple from Uzbekistan, so visiting them in Tashkent has become the latest must do.

My two or so weeks in London were relatively uneventful, I split my time staying with three friends and spent the majority of the time doing research and admin to apply for the five visas I need for the Trans-Mongolian rail trip I’ll be doing in September.  The only things really worth mentioning were a trip out to Bristol to see the Blackcaps get their first win of the tour (anyone heard of Sonny Shaw?), an afternoon at Wimbledon (well worth a visit), and visiting the Imperial War and British Museums (mainly about early Human civilization).


“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”  - Samuel Johnson

“The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilized, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.”  - Stephen Fry

“Nothing is certain in London but expense.”  - William Shenstone

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