QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"No I'm sorry, I don't think so." -Snooty Englishman's response when I asked if I could get by him on the train.
SONG OF THE DAY :
Rob Dougan - I'm Not Driving Anymore
LINK OF THE DAY : The Generator: Where I'm staying for the next 3 days.
Now I am alone. O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!
Arrived back in London last night. One last night of relative nicety, and then I become a bottom feeder. My Uncle put it best... I am now a transient youth. I am what I'm wearing and have in my backpack.
I don't feel worried or scared. I'm enjoying this. I'm just taking everything as it comes.
I'm doing touristy things, but don't act like a tourist.
I see so many people, who are obviously from out of town. Fanny pack, giant camera around there neck, and map in hand... Squinting as they look to the street signs to find out where the hell they are. It's like saying to thieves and pickpockets
"Here I am. Please rob me !"
I think I'm the opposite. I just walk around with the shirt on my back, camera and utility knife attached to my belt. I do have a fanny pack of sorts, but it's meant to be worn under your shirt. I keep all the important stuff in there, so if I were to be mugged I could just casually hand them my wallet and not worry about losing my ID.
I really think more people should travel like transient youth. I've met many other people like myself, and we all laugh at the hardcore tourists.
The only way I would really be distinguishable from the average Briton were if I opened my mouth. They would hear my ever present Canadian accent with a tinge of Maritimer. That and the fact that I don't wear my jacket very often. The poor Brits call this weather cold. They obviously have never lived in Halifax(Nova Scotia that is).
So the lesson is. See as much as you can, experience as much as you can. Take it all in stride, no need to get all worked up over something that will probably work out in the long run anyways.
My Uncle is bringing back some pictures from his digital camera. I'll get my hands on them somehow and post them here or send them out to people.
I wish everyone the kind of experience I'm having.