Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The travel bug

Day 89: London layover

Our flight had an 11.5-hour layover in London, and since we still have the travel bug (we may be infected for life), we ventured out into London to see some sites. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and freezing cold! But we weren’t phased (as we had brought our ponchos in anticipation of this), and we walked around town, by the river, to the parliament buildings, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Well, Gaurav went to the palace while Rachna – who has already been to London – sat in the palace gardens (she couldn’t walk so much). We had lunch at a small café, and then went back to the airport to catch our flight home.

We arrived in Montreal on August 23rd, 91 days after leaving here on May 25th. Wow! We cannot believe it’s over. It feels like a dream, but we don’t want to wake up. It’s like we blinked and three months passed, but we have been to so many places and seen so many things in the past three months that this trip has already left its mark in a way we may not yet fully grasp.

We’ll post some reflections on our trip soon, but for now, we’ll revel in being with family, resting, and eating mom’s home-cooked food.

Thank you, Universe.

Standard London shot of the phone booths


 Buckingham Palace

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