On The Hunt: Exploring London…

Yesterday evening, I meandered through the streets of this great city–not to gaze awestruck like a tourist at every single landmark, but with a mission–a hunt, more specifically…A scavenger hunt…

You see, my professor gave us a little assignment to do with a partner: After giving us a list of 10 clues, he instructed us to figure out which landmarks/areas throughout the city he was referring to, and go to each one, bringing back some sort of evidence that we went there…The group that had completed the task the most would win a night out at dinner with him…

And so, me and Micaela set out on our journey @ around 1, taking only a mere 10 1/2 hours to get back to the House!!!!…Here’s some of the interesting things that I saw on my little adventure…

The British Museum:

In operation since 1753, this place has over 8 million objects within its permanent collection–and the best part is, it’s free…Now, I love museums, so to me, this place was AMAZING (to me, it’s up there with the Met and the Prado [not to boast, or anything])–esp. all the artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome (the statues in particular)–and just for you, Ma, I’ll upload pics of the tombs/sarcophagi from Ancient Egypt…

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Southwark, Central London:

This place has many things going for it: There’s Borough Market, which claims to have been around since 1014 (or earlier [sadly I didn’t take pics of it {well, yet, anyways}, but that’s what the Internet’s for!!]), and the various waterfront taverns, restaurants, and museums that surround it (haven’t eaten to any [yet]); the revitalized Globe Theatre (no, I haven’t seen anything in it [yet]), where Shakespeare’s masterpieces were first performed; and a lovely view of the Thames…

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Brick Lane:

A street in Whitechapel lined with dozens of restaurants with Southern Asian cuisines (e.g. Indian, Pakistani, etc) that proves that, just because Jack the Ripper practiced his little hobby in the neighborhood, does not mean that it’s a bad area (once again, Internet photos)…I got Indian take-out from there, and it was BANGING!!!!…

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Though my feet were screaming at me at the end of our little journey, we came out victorious, my friends: with 9/10 of the items correct, we won!!!!…Here’s to a night of good food, good drink, and good conversation, :-)…

Oh, and random tidbit: If you are ever in the Starbucks near the British Museum, try the blueberry cheesecake–it is to DIE for, :-)…

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So tell me: Have you been to any of these places, and if so, did they tickle your fancy???…

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