Toques, tea and terrorists, ...GTs in the UK

Trip Start May 29, 2006
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Trip End Aug 16, 2006


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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ah London, don't you just love terrorist threats?
anyhow, I made it to London sans problemes from Istanbul, I even had my little plastic bag all ready (we all looked like orphans kids as alexandra pointed out...haha) but was able to have carry-on luggage anyways...It felt great to get here and be in a real home and out of hostels, although the 18C weather is NOT to my liking! eeeek forget culture shock, weather shock is more like it! Everyone's got their hats and scarves out...

So I've spent the last few days in London relaxing and catching up with one of my favorite aussies, Megs:) We had a grand time at the markets and caught up on all our summer gossip...it sure didn't feel like London was suffering from a "critical" level threat, but what do I know? Now that they've downgraded the threat to a "severe" level, everyone seems MUCH more at ease..(whaa?!?!?!)anyways...so now I'm just doing some last minute sights here (aims and court - westminster=great) then tomorrow morning I head out to Heathrow to brave the crowds, the security checks, the lines and the chaos in hopes of making my way home at last. Running into the arms of the family will never feel so good! wish me luck, hopefully i don't look like a terrorist and they won't have to body search me...but u never know, i do look like a bit of a rebel...

So all in all it's been a most fantastic trip. 80 days, 2 continents, 7 countries, 32 cities...I must say hello to all the amazing people I've met along the way - shaz, mallorie, genevieve, kelli, cassy; katherine; chris, justin, jeannie, amanda; alex+ally; erin, emma; gustavo, jessika, gabby, george; simone; and of course kate, jess, aaron and ana. I hope all your travels are going, or finished well, you guys made my trip that much more incredible and hopefully we'll meet in some far off place sometime in the future...
I've posted some pics for you guys to take a look if you so please...don't worry to all my fellow travellers, there's more to come in emails in the near future...
hope you enjoyed my travel log, it was great to know people were following me along (though I still have no clue WHO most of you are that are actually checking this thing!)...there's sure to be more travels coming soon, but for now it's back to canada, back to the fam, back to school. Travelling was absolutely incredible, but it's time...sing it Bubbles "another aeroplane, another sunny place...but I wanna go home"
see u soon
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