Thanks to cheap airfare on Ryanair, an inexpensive youth hostel in Oxford, and the London hospitality of a friend of a friend, I could afford to pop over to the UK this past weekend. On Friday evening and all day Saturday, I attended a conference on working in archives in the former Soviet Union at Merton College, Oxford.
It was quite rainy on Sunday, but I still managed to get in a full schedule of sightseeing: morning church service at All Soul’s Langham Place; a chai latte at Starbuck’s (yes, I admit it); a couple of hours in the National Gallery of Art; a stop at the Cenataph (World War I memorial) as it was Remembrance Sunday; and the Christmas window displays at Harrod’s. I just want to say that I LOVE London.
December 30th, 2010 at 3:03 pm
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