I was given the opportunity to fly to London, England to vacation with my Nigerian family. I will forever be grateful to them for being ever so hospitable to me and for showing me a good time.
Despite some bumps in the beginning (having my flight cancelled, missing one day from my trip and being detained by immigration for three hours), I was determined to enjoy my stay. But for sure, Delta will never hear great things from my lips!
I didn’t want to look or act like a tourist so I didn’t visit most of the places typical of Americans like The Buckingham Palace. Instead, I focused on observing the people who surrounded me and tried to compare their culture to American culture. Here are a few of my random observations:
- There were no trash cans anywhere! I guess we Americans liter too much.
- Lots of elderly people taking the bus. In America, our elderly drive brand new cars. Why? IDK!
- The houses reminded me of New Jersey style architechture.
- The weather was partly cold and dreary upon arrival, which I hear is typical.
- All the different areas (i.e. Liester Square vs times Square and train station) reminded me of NYC.
- I was expecting to see more beautiful people. Judge me harshly.
- Food tasted very light. Almost diety. Even McDonalds was fresh.
- People are not friendly. Got the whole NYC vibe again.
- I expected to see more fashion forward people on the streets. Not at all.
- Our American dollars mean nothing to them. But hey, they get free healthcare.
- I noticed a lot of young people with children. Ahhh, just like home.
- Everyone has to ride on the right side of the escalator OR ELSE.
- Oxford Street looks like SOHO in NYC. Who copied who???
- Cars are all compact. Space must be reeeally important.
There was really not enough time to enjoy all that London had to offer but the time I spent with the people I care for was a time well spent. Thanks for the memories.
Enjoy the pictures! 🙂