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sailing and diving around the world
London was fabulous, guys, I absolutely loved it! :) I would move there in a heartbeat, if I could. Wish I had been able to spend more time there. It is the most cosmopolitan city I have ever visited. You could sit down in any cafe, and you would hear all of the world's languages represented there.
I must have walked fifteen miles, all over London. I stayed at the Holiday Inn, in Stratford, about a half-hour 'tube' ride from downtown London, so it was a perfect location, actually. So annoyed, because I lost quite a lot of footage along the way, so I don't have the fabulous night shots from the London Eye, and from other places and countries that I visited. I also lost great film of Whitechapel, the district made famous by Jack The Ripper. I know it's a bit morbid, but hey, Jack The Ripper, thank God, is long gone, but the amazing historical neighborhoods remain, many of which are still in their original condition. There is something to be appreciated about that. And of course, there is great shopping in Whitechapel, and lots of other fun things to do there, too. What I really love to do, as I go from country to country, is explore at night. Don't really know how I got hooked on it. Probably from all the long wait times between flights, over the years. Rather than sit in airports for 8 hours, I would leave the airport and explore the city, wherever I happened to be. In any case, there is a completely different, exciting feel about wandering around an unfamiliar city, at night. For those of you that also have the 'nocturnal wandering bug,' you're absolutely going to love London.
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