Yasmin and I went out to a 'crazy hat' party at the White Hart Pub in the Kennington area of London over the weekend. We met a great bunch of successful young British people who all had been places and were going places. Unfortunately I was being the ultra quiet American most of the evening. I did get into random rants about the merits of animated feature films, the future of recycling, and the dumping of significant others for world travel. Yasmin lost her feathers by the end of the evening but I woke up on someone's couch the next day with my bullfighter's cap at my side. We'd planned to head to Oxford for the day but after missing our bus, we spent some time at the British Museum instead. I sleepily made my way through Greek ruins, Asian artifacts, and Egyptian mummies and gazed at the Rosetta Stone before shoving off back toColchester to recover.
My new itinerary for this week has me in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday afternoon, Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday, and Krakow, Poland Saturday morning. I'll be staying in hostels for the first time on this leg of the trip. Most of these places I'll share rooms with 8-12 people, maybe with one bathroom ensuite. And Dan and Yasmin keep wondering why I won't leave Colchester.
-the Quiet American