Friday, August 12, 2005

Some Random Things....

These are a few random things that I forgot to post before, and I'm sure I'll leave somethings out, but I shall do my best.

- On my last night in Scotland, I had a minor run-in with the Scottish Police. It was actually pretty amusing. I was outside of the hostel using a phone booth, when all of a sudden, a police car came flying up, and an officer ran up to the booth and knocked on the door. I opened it up, and he frantically asked if I was okay. I told him I was fine, as I was perfectly fine. He then informed me that someone had called the police from that phone booth about 20 minutes earlier. I told him that it wasn't me, and again, that I was fine, to which he responed that he was very busy. I'm not sure whether he meant that he was busy, and so was sorry that it took 20 minutes, or that he was busy, and someone should not be calling policemen from telephones if there is no need to. I guess we'll never know. Anyway, that was my first run-in with foreign police, and hopefully, my last.

- There are in incredible amount of motorcycles in London, mostly sportbikes. The reason, obvioulsy, is traffic, and the high price of owning a car in the city. Still, it is ridiculous how many there are. Sometimes, when the light changes from red to green, it looks (and sounds) like the start of a motorcycle race, as anywhere from 1 to 10 bikes go screaming from the light. I must say, I am impressed, as about 85% of the riders are in full leathers.

- The hottest women thus far are in London. Of course, I've only been in 4 cities so far, but London is in the lead by a long shot. Unfortunately, none of them have seemed to notice my presence in their city. I'm sure they're just being coy.

- The chunnel is expensive, £99 (about $180) to Paris from London. Would have been almost half that if I was born 1.5 weeks later. Couldn't you have held on a few weeks Mom, it would have saved me 90 bucks. Also, the cheapest ticket was actually for me to get a round-trip, as opposed to one-way ticket. That means I have a return ticket from Paris on September 9th (random date selected by the travel agent). Unfortunately, my name is on the ticket, so I can't scalp it. If anyone knows someone with the same name as me who will be in Paris on September 9th, and is in need of a chunnel ticket to London, let me know.

- I've had two Big Macs in London. Does that make me an unadventurist traveller? I don't think so, just cheap. And you can only eat so much fish and chips.

- See you from Paris!

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Paris, London, Scotland...

I envy you!

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M said...

Sorry about the $90 for the Chunnel I did hold on an extra week but another one and a half and you would have had a crazy mum (noy yhat you don't already).

ali said...

i had my fair share of mcdonalds too. i think its the fact that they have advertising for it everywhere. that and coke. i noticed i always wanted to have mcdonalds and cokes. oh the genious of advertising.