It turned out to be a struggle between two things I enjoy doing – eating plane food and sleeping in the night. The flight from Canada to London is just too short. It is only 5 hours – they crammed in 2 meals and a couple movies and only had the lights off for 1 hour. So the only way to get any sleep was to skip all the meals and ignore everythign. We opted for the meals. So Amie and I ended up getting about 1 hour of sleep which left us crabby most of the first day we had to explore london. Aside from that we have had a good time seeing the sites and being tourists.
Of course the first thing we noticed was the prices – definitely one of the most expensive places on earth. I find it difficult to eat because I am always gasping as I do the conversions to Canadian dollars. Anyway, with a day pass on the Tube you can pretty much get everywhere and see all the interesting architecture from the outside. Some of the highlights so far were running into Prince Charles, meeting up with friends we worked with in Suriname (Egbert and Sieneke)