In true Brian and Marisha style we took a flight to Paris and ended up in London. We had no plan for this. Our Plan shifted on the one hour flight from Casablanca to Paris. So when we landed in Paris, we jumped immediately onto the Eurostar to London. I tried to get Brian to ride on the top of the speedy train Like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, but all I got was a blank look and "...Moorish....".
We are SO not-prepared for either city, as the original climate we planned for was Morocco-y: hot and a little less hot. We were cold. And it was wet, a far cry from the weather we planned for for Morocco or Spain (another option). We were winging it and facebook'd (exactly what facebook is great for) our long lost friends Sean and Fleur - who we met in 2005 on our Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu. Five days sweating, stinking, peeing, eating and sleeping together really makes the best of friends out of people.
Our message read something like this:
"Hey, we are in London.... get ready. Oh, this is Brian and Marisha ....your long lost best friends ever that you totally love and wish you could live near and think of us fondly ...often...I mean all the time. See you tomorrow. oh - Were do you live????"
We proceeded to spend 2 nights with them... and now know it's probably a good thing we do not live near each other, it would be bad....just bad.
Then we made another email connection. To a childhood family friend Lisa Z who we also messaged:
"Hey, we are in London. Give us your address we are coming over. Hope you have wine."
We hopped all over London for a few days. And we promise not to bore you with London pictures everyone else has already shown you. So we will not post many of the usual haunts and hopefully more of the odd-ball ones.