These first few days have really been a blur, it seems that getting lost is a regular thing now. But I have to say that I cannot complain about getting lost in London, there are many worse places to be lost. Just riding the bus up and down streets is entertaining because you see more and more things. And trust me, we ride buses A LOT. Today we took our first day trip to Hampton Court Palace, about an hour from our school. Our tour guide was a riot, she knew we all went to the pubs the night before and made sure to keep us all awake on the bright, rainy morning. We did have to experience our first rainy day of many. Hampton Court is a the palace of Henry VIII in which he acciqured from Cardinal Wolsey way back in the day. We saw his quarters along with a handfull of the 1100 rooms they have there. Their gardens are incredible, by far my favorite part of the palace. They have fountains, trees, gardens, flowers galore and it was simply beautiful. This place also is a home to the oldest tennis court, which looks awfully like a racquetball court to me, it is inside and the old rules say they can use the walls. This was a great first trip for all of us!
Tonight we had to experience the London lifestyle the right way. We went out to East London with some locals that we met and experienced a few of the local pubs and clubs. London is definitely different and people are so nice. I have learned that if you make fun of Americans and yourself they are much more likely to help you. And we needed a lot of help tonight, especially with directions. Those night buses can be a hard find. We made our first meal tonight in Kentish Town. Well, we bought a fresh pizza and learned to use their stove is more like it. Everything here is just a little different, we have conquered flushing the toilet and turning on the stove.