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London Calling


“Why, Sir, 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

I find this quote very true. On my last visit to London, I was really invigorated by the sheer pulse this city exudes.

I flew from Düsseldorf to London on “Ryan air” for a grand total of 25 Euros, taxes and fees included. You’ve got to love these European discount airlines! I wanted to rough it a little so I decided to stay the night at a famous backpacker hostel near London Bridge called “St. Christopher’s Village”. It is supposed to be one of the most famous youth hostels in the world and it was certainly interesting when at 1am I had to wake up a sleeping guest who had decided to sleep in my bed and at the same time all 14 people in the dormitory woke up as a result of this…

The morning was spent walking around central London and taking in the sights, including a very short visit at the National Gallery while waiting for our meeting that was set up near Piccadilly Circus. The amount of activity, life and culture is amazing and a bit overwhelming.

All in all, our quick trip in London brought home and reminded me how much I love this city…I just wish I could spend more time there or at least be able to afford it.

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April 13, 2006 at 11:07 am Leave a comment


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