Today we caught up for lunch with Jo and sat right next to the river Thames where we could see the gherkin building that Jo had talked about as well as the apparently famous Tower bridge and some castle and the city hall.
A few quick points about London so far:
-At an early glance, things here donâ€™t seem that expensive even after conversion from pounds to dollars. We went to an equivalent of Rebel sports where brand name clothes and shoes were cheap as compared to Australia.
Food prices donâ€™t seem that bad either, sometimes the same or a little bit more, nothing that I would call â€œexpensiveâ€. No doubt we’ll see the expensive side before too long.
– There one dollar coins are the same size as our two dollar coins. I first thought Iâ€™d been given back extra change i.e. 2 x 2 pound coins but sadly it was only 2 x 1 pound coins.
– The car selections here are so much better here than back home. Lots of different brands, versions, diesels and station wagons that we donâ€™t have home. Holdens are called Vauxhauls here too.
– The police drive BMWs not Holdens or Fords.
– It took us a while to see our first traditional style phone booth
Later tonight we’re going out for Jo’s birthday dinner. It’ll be good cause Rach and I will catch up with all of our other friends here in London.
Ps. The blog time is now in London time.