After 4 months in South America it was a nice change to come to London where everyone spoke English again. South America kinda didn’t follow rules compared to Britain that follows almost every rule. Bit of a culture shock change after South America. I feel the US falls in between these two places.
WIMBLEDON: I was told by many friends that you have to Que early in the morning to get in to Wimbledon if you don’t have tickets. But I went at the end of the day and got in easy. Yeahhhhhh Boyyyyyy!
We even got to see the William’s sisters play. And got to see probably the best Women’s tennis player of our generation, Serena. Seeing both sisters out there you look at them and they don’t even look alike. Venus is so tiny and slim while Serena is a Tank. A bad ass tank with legs made of Rocket Launchers. This girl was so big compared to these tiny ass little girls with their little squeals of ahhhhhhhh and when Serena hit it sounded like an elephant trumpeting that just took a shit all over you. She was a beast. A freak of nature even compared to her sister. It was amazing being able to watch her live.
THE LONDON OBVIOUS: Oh the beauty of London with its gorgeous sites all around the city. With Beg Ben, London eye that looks like a big Ferris Wheel, to Statues, Guards that act like mannequins, Red Double Decker Buses, Black Cabs that I never used cause Ubers are cheaper to Red Phone booths that I never saw anyone use.
THE LONDON UNOBVIOUS: They have bad ass parks in London that I never realized. I thought it was going to be city grid but I was pleasantly surprised by the many well kept parks. I visited three or four parks. I like Richmond Park because it had live deer roaming freely. And Hampstead Heath Park that was just huge. It had swimming holes for Men, Women And Coed.
FOOD: London is known for shitty food. Which is true. I wasn’t a fan of any of their Traditional London food.Blood Sausages, Barf. Porridge, vomit on my head. I did have some bomb ass fish and chips. If you like to die of cholesterol, then yes it’s awesome.
Once you step outside of the traditional British food the food gets a lot better. I had plenty of great steaks and other food. But the gold star of London for me is the Indian Food. It’s amazing here. The indian food in the US is shit compared to the indian food here. I have no clue why. When I lived in Amsterdam, 8 years ago, it was the same thing and I never found Indian food that compared till I started eating it here in London. I guess I should go to India. Only regret I have is not doing a high tea and pretending to be swanky because I got real good swank moves.
DRINKING CULTURE: The drinking culture is insane here. They go to pubs right after work, around 5 or 6pm and start enjoying beers. But they stop serving drinks at 1130pm in Pubs which I took as a sign from god to cut me off for the month. Since we were here in the Summer I enjoyed Pimms which is served a lot like Sangria. You put chopped fruit, lemonade and pour in some Pimms liquor. It’s nice and refreshing for the hot London Summer.
SHOT 5th SHORT FILM: My 5th Short Film shot in London is called “Garbage Can Stories.” About a writer and the stories he throws away in the garbage can that no one sees. Here’s a pic of some of my actor extraordinaries.
SIDE TRIPS: London is amazing because side trips are so easy to do. I had plenty of friends go to Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam and more. I went to Leuven, Belgium as a fellow Belgium Remote wanted to introduce us to his friends and Family. It was an amazing and charming place and the home of Stella where we took a tour of. I’m going to give it it’s own proper blog post later on.
BREXIT: I came weeks after Brexit happened. It was great for me financially as the Pound dropped significantly and made everything cheaper in an expensive city. For those that don’t know what Brexit is, it’s when Britain voted to Exit the European Union. After talking to locals in London about it they were very disappointed. They were almost in shock and awe that something so stupid could happen in their country. London, the big city, was against Brexit while the outlying smaller towns in Britain were for it. And now Britain realizes they made a huge mistake. The US is in a similar position with Trump which is clearly a huge mistake for our country. I’ve never been scared for my country till Trump who’s championing hate and fear and has a real chance of winning. Our Brexit is Trump which is a lot scarier.
4TH OF JULY: Ironically we celebrated US independence day in the country we got independence from. We celebrated with our welcome party which started on a Red Double Decker Bus that we got to enjoy drinks on as we got a tour of the city. Eventually we ended up at a bar that was having a hot dog eating contest. Hot Dog Eating contest is a great way to show what we use out independence for, stupidity.
VINCE VAUGHN DOPPLE GANGER: 5 times in London I posed for pictures for people who thought I looked like Vince Vaughn.He is my dopple ganger. I like to tell people that I’m his brother Patrick Vaughn.
Cheerio London, Cheerio. It’s time to enjoy Prague.