Sunday, May 18, 2008

Why do you smile when you think about Earl's Court


I'm sitting in an internet cafe across from the Earl's Court tube station, and it looks like we're going to have a rare sunny day here in London. Sunny days in London are like sunny days in San Francisco, because you don't get many of them but the ones you do get make it all worthwhile.

This is my last day in the UK before hopping across the short pond to Lyon tomorrow and driving my rental car to Sivignon. This is the first time I've ever driven a car outside of North America (and I only say "North America" instead of "the USA" because I've driven to Vancouver twice), so it should be interesting. This also might mark my last day of consecutive posting, unless I can manage to squeeze in a post.

One of the best things about England is all the varieties of crisps (potato chips to us yanks) that you can get. My favorite so far is Thai Sweet Chile Potato Crisps. Why aren't these available in the USA? One of the worst things is that the Brits still don't know how to make a decent cup of coffee, and a tall coffee costs £2.40 at Starbucks. I've discovered that the best and cheapest coffee in London comes from either McDonald's or Burger King, which is kind of sad.

1 comment:

125records said...

You're supposed to drink tea in the U.K., not coffee, right? When Joe & I were in London a few years ago I was kind of freaked out when I ordered a cup of tea and it came with milk already in it -- yuck! (I never put anything in my tea.)