Each time i travel, my understanding and appreciation of gypsies develops. i think i am most happy when i am in new places, exploring and experiencing new things. i feel alive. i love this world with all its eccentricities. i love the quaintness of simple english cottages, the beauty of the lush green, rolling hills patchworked with neatly trimmed hedges, the strong, distinctive accent of a londoner, the chaos of throngs of people rushing between towering architecture, crowding the streets and sidewalks of london with frantic noise pollution. i love the history here, and the art. it is so much more cultured and planned than what i am used to–and yet so full of majesty and elegance.
spending the day in london today was wonderfully refreshing. i took a lot of pictures, blending in with the thousands of tourists from all over the world. (note: being a photo-crazy tourist has never been one of my aspirations, but i wore the title with pride today). i was happy to be alone, it was incredible taking time to simply explore new territory and go wherever my feel led me. i even got in on a free concert at St Martins-in-a-field (which is a church, not a park!) by the end of the day, my legs were ready to fall off, but i was rejuvenated by everything i had seen.
now i just have one more day until i fly to nairobi–the excitement is building! i am more than ready for this adventure, which has taken so much preparation and thought these past few months. now it’s so close i can taste it! (and it tastes delicious)