Yesterday Jo and I took a train out to Oxford and wandered about the town. One thing I am happy about is that we look so localized that people kept asking us questions they wouldn’t ask if they knew we were tourists… like, “Sir, do you need dental insurance?” Uh, no, I’m Canadian. It’s also funny that Jo and I keep mumbling, “Stupid tourists” as people slow down in tight high traffic areas and block everyone trying to leave the tube stations.
Oxford was brilliant and the weather eventually decided to play nice. The day started overcast and chilly but the sun broke through in the afternoon and warmed us up a bit.
The high spots for me were drinking in a dank enlgish pub and eating Indian in England and saying, “As hot as you can mate” and then downing the whole plate to their amazement. Still having trouble with the whole food costs in pounds… but we ordered a large ring donught for desert that was a cross between a huge bagel and a chocolate icing donught from Timmy’s. Mmmmm.
Anyways, we are off to the British Museum today so that should be fun. We are hoping to meet up with Kim who is letting us stay at her place this week for dinner and drinks which should also be a good time.
Tomorrow we leave on the Eurostar train for Paris. No idea if we will be able to get internet there so this might be the last post for a little while. I will try and post some more details and hopefully pictures once we arrive in Toronto.