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Mind the gap

Mind the gap

I figured out how to use the tube. I figured out how to do laundry. I can’t seem to figure out how to cross the street. After being here for two weeks I almost get hit every day.  Cars do not yield to pedestrians and they drive on the left side on the street which is the biggest change. They even write on the pavement which ways the cars are coming from (picture).


They have ads in the tube reminding people to slow down.  The picture shows a woman lying face down on pavement with the caption “she saw her bus, she didn’t see the car”.  Maybe I need to adopt the English way of thinking and just slow down. Life moves slower here.  People value taking time off, relaxing and enjoying life outside of work.  It will take time to get used to that, but I think it’s a valuable lesson.


This weekend I am going on my first trip outside of London. In celebration of my big 21st birthday (unfortunately, not a big deal overseas) I am traveling to Edinburgh with my roomates.  Like the English would do, we are starting off the trip slow, with a 10 hour bus ride…Wish us luck!





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