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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ugh, how do I start a blog?

So, I've been thinking about doing that for quite a while, somehow I could never arse myself to start a blog. Even though there have been many things going on in my life over last 2 years. Anyway, we'll see how it works, I am quite unsure if I manage to keep on posting. Bleh...

So... I am in London now. Arrived over 1 month ago. From sunny California (and, erm, not so sunny San Francisco). Enjoying it? Oh yeah, London is a cool town and I am just starting to discover it. And believe me, London is full of surprises. Like this for instance:




When I saw it last night I actually thought it was some huge Xmas tree. Suprisingly it didn't cross my mind, that it's been almost 2 months since Xmas. The Brits are rather creative, I have to admit...

Anyway. I hate Sundays. And this Sunday was really awful. Rain, rain and rain. I think I have to get used to that, after all it's London, so what should I be expecting? One good thing about today - I finally bought a huge map of London and it's already hanging on my wall. Thoughts? Oh yeah, the tube map is so bloody misleading. Take Maida Vale for instance. According to the tube map it's south west from Willesden Green (where I live). In fact it's south east. Does that make ANY sense? I guess there is one learning from it - I should start trusting buses, as apparently it might be faster to get to many places by bus...

It's getting quite late, so I should probably be going to bed soon. Another busy week at work starts tomorrow... And I miss San Fran...

4 Comments:

  • At 11:50 pm, Blogger TheLondonGuy said…

    Don't be fooled by the buses. They're pretty useless and nowhere near as fast as the Tube.

    By the way, the tube map has been simplified for ease of use. The directions and distances are not to scale. A few years back, I saw a tube map which was exact and it was pretty messy.

    Good luck in London. Let us know how you get on.

     
  • At 12:08 am, Blogger Daga said…

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  • At 12:09 am, Blogger Daga said…

    Yeah, but it's so tempting to take a bus from Swiss Cottage to Camden Town - it seems really close! I don't know, I'll have to think about that.

    Do you have any link to this exact tube map? I'd love to see it!

     
  • At 2:53 pm, Blogger TheLondonGuy said…

    Here's a cool Flash site which shows the difference between the current tube map, the geographical tube map and the original 1933 tube map design...

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/maps/realunderground/realunderground.html

     

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