Friday, November 30, 2007


Jewish Holocaust Memorial (with high-end communist apartments in background and Lawrence)

Reichstag (Parliament)

Brandenberg Gate (divided East and West Berlin)

Charlottenburg Castle

Berlin Wall

Monday, November 19, 2007


So the weather in Dublin is as awesome as you hear about- rainy and windy and cold! I think in the summer it has to be nicer. On the bright side, it's very compact and easy to get around on foot and by bus and there are lots of places that have traditional music playing. People get very into it!
Trinity College

Cute Dublin Street

Christchurch Cathedral

Dublin Castle


Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Cotswolds

So I had to drive to the Cotswolds, which was traumatizing because the interstate closed and then I had to take these tiny-ass roads with 400 roundabouts on therm. As if driving on the left isn't hard enough, they can't just have a regular stoplight? Plus, what's the point of a roundabout WITH a stoplight? Isn't the point not to have stoplights? Sigh. I think living in the Cotswolds could be great but not with all these stupid roundabouts.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Medicine Woes

I have found out that US Benadryl is only available as Nytol and it's behind the counter so when I run out of mine very shortly, I will need a sleep aid. I guess I do use it before I go to bed so my skin doesn't itch, but I don't think they want people to take it daily like I do.

What they call Benadryl here is actually Zyrtec in the US, making my previous statements about the unreasonableness of drug prices slightly incorrect because one tablet is around $.30, while in the US it's closer to $3 if you don't have insurance. That would be all fine and good if Zyrtec did squat for my itchy skin but I need Benadryl.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

While I Appreciate the Thought--

I've been seeing these strange ads encouraging people to donate to charity over the holiday season. Except that the ads are ridiculous- and I just can't really get into them. They tell you that you should buy a llama or a toilet and that it won't be forgotten, especially when your child gets a gift saying that a farmer in Bolivia got a llama instead of little Johnny getting that new Wii game he always wanted.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

City of London

St. Paul's Cathedral

Tower of London

Tower Bridge

Tower of London

View of City of London

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Walk from Westminster Abbey to Kensington

NHS-related march


Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace

Royal Albert Hall