Coming back from sunny Los Angeles to dreary London can be a bit depressing at times, to be honest. I even got a slight tan, yay! LA has much going for it in terms of nice weather, nice people (everyone says hi to each other there, even random people in the street!), and tons of mexican food (yum).
Though the food situation in London is improving constantly, when it comes to niceness, it lags far behind. Not that people are rude – they’re just too afraid to be friendly. Many there speculated it could be due to the weather – people in New York behave very similarly to London.
While in LA I partied hard in Las Vegas and then down in Mexico. I went to see Basketball games, clubbing, drinking, chilling, sightseeing, shopping etc., and I felt like moving there many times. But whatever it is, there is a lot to be said for London. It has a certain down-to-earth character and a buzz (and public transport) that is unrivalled. Once you get to know the city better, its difficult to avoid getting sucked into it.
A few years ago it was Toronto, but I’ve decided that place is way too boring and under-populated. So, for now, Los Angeles will have to wait.
[Note: my internet connection is buggered, and will be another 10 days before coming back on speed. So apologies for sparse coverage]
On another note if you’re at LSE, I’ve been invited by the SU debating society to talk about multi-culturalism etc today (6:30pm). My fellow panelists? Wait for it…. Charles Moore (Telegraph), Minette Marin (Sunday Times) and the gen-secretary of the MCB. Sparks will fly
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