11.29 - 12.2.07 - In 2003, I took a big step in my life by leaving my friends, family and entire life in Buffalo behind to move to Baltimore, MD. Well, it turns out that little jump away from everything I knew turned into a series of leaps and bounds that would bring me to where I am today, New York City. Since moving here, I realized just how sheltered we as American's are by not traveling to other countries in order to experience their cultures and witness life from a totally different point of view. As a result of some of that influence here in NYC, I've had the itch to finally get my passport and do some real traveling. Well this year, I finally stopped being lazy and spent the time to get my passport and promised myself that I would take at least ONE trip outside of the North American continent.
I finally completed that first trip abroad. Yes. I'm 29. Yes. I'm just now taking my first international vacation... so what. Better late than never I guess. So I put together a montage of all of the photo's and a few brief video clips during my travels on foot and via "The Tube" trains. While I was there, walking around and taking in a totally different culture and way of life, I was amused and amazed at how cool everything is there. As similar as American's and British people are in their ways of life, it's clear how far apart we all are in so many ways. Despite the terrible English food, I was able to find alternatives (Indian, Tapas, Pizza) that quenched my desire to eat something while I was there. However, everyone was right... English food really is terrible! Being somewhat of a novice history buff, I was fascinated by so many of the historical facts of everything I saw. Though my photo's don't capture many of these tiny details, they do show a little of the perspective that I witnessed during my 4 day adventure to London, a city that enjoys more tourists than New York, Chicago and Las Vegas combined!
Although pictures are great, they don't even come close to telling the story of how incredibly cool and posh London really is. Oh, I added some music so that the 15 minutes doesn't seem all that bad. Enjoy.