It was absolutely grueling… but now I can say that I’ve been to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral! The view of London from the dome’s perimeter was INSANE and I would definitely recommend the climb for anyone who’s physically able to make it (which was questionable even for me— my hips and knees are killing me now).
After St. Paul’s, we went to pick up my Olympic football tickets for tomorrow. I thought the whole process would be super quick but man was I wrong. When we walked up to the queue, the Olympic officials told us it would be a THREE HOUR wait. I almost died right on the spot. Luckily it only took about an hour, but it was still quite an ordeal. In fact, it was such an ordeal that the media was out and about filming the chaos. If you happen to be in Australia, look out for Layne and me on the ABC news program there!
From the ticket fiasco, we made our way to Kensington Palace. What an interesting exhibit they had set up there! It was seriously the strangest “museum” I’ve ever been in, but I loved every minute of it! There were crazy displays set up about Queen Victoria and Princess Diana that were so fantastic and artsy.
We ended the day by eating at Green’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar (oh my god, best asparagus risotto ever) and enjoying dessert in Hyde Park with one of Layne’s awesome friends from home. I really enjoyed myself, although it reminded me of how much I miss my friends back home.
Tomorrow is my big day at the Olympics! I get back to my dorm late so I probably won’t post again until Thursday. Pictures of today to come on Thursday as well!