London Trip: Day 6: Padington Hotel – Natural History Museum – Persian Dinner

It is Friday. A couple from Netherlands shared our hostel room.  They were friendly, liberal, and hated Trump.  They talked about the economy, and the growth taking place in Netherlands.  They spoke English with us, and it seems that English is the international language in Europe.  They said that Holland was booming.  They said thatContinue reading “London Trip: Day 6: Padington Hotel – Natural History Museum – Persian Dinner”

London Trip: Day 5: Trafalgar Square – National Gallery – Big Ben

Sleeping on the upper bed, I woke up Thursday morning while Walid is playing the creepy man prank on me, staring at me real closely.  I missed his creepy man jokes.  He used to stand behind the door of my office when we worked in 2004 in a cellphone shop, and watch me in aContinue reading “London Trip: Day 5: Trafalgar Square – National Gallery – Big Ben”

London Trip: Day 4: British Library – Russell Square – British Museum – SOHO

Someone once said that the greatness of a city is in the proportion of its public places to its private ones.  The British Library is not only a library.  It is a celebration of knowledge.  It is a museum of the history of script.  It is a compositor of the great documents written in history.Continue reading “London Trip: Day 4: British Library – Russell Square – British Museum – SOHO”

London Trip – Day 3 – Imperial College – Science Museum – King’s Crossing

I am writing about my 3rd day in London, but today is the end of my last 5th day.  It will be hard to go back and recollect the 3rd day with its feelings since by now I feel the city has overwhelmed me emotionally. On the morning of Tuesday, I woke up early, checkedContinue reading “London Trip – Day 3 – Imperial College – Science Museum – King’s Crossing”

London Trip – Day 2 – Notting Hill – Portobello Market – Buckingham Palace and Unexpected Digressions

The dark eyed, hazel haired Italian Fountains Cafe server smiled at me as she sees me open my palm with a bunch of coins in them.  I figured out it is easier to just let them pick up the coins which they need rather than to try to hold each coin to the sun, investigateContinue reading “London Trip – Day 2 – Notting Hill – Portobello Market – Buckingham Palace and Unexpected Digressions”

London Trip – Day 1 – Heathrow Express to Paddington – Welcome to London!

I bought the Heathrow express 14 days earlier for a special. Tickets were stored on my iPhone wallet. I checked in the flight electronically and boarding pass was on my wallet. I have never travelled lighter!  Technology is allowing us to enjoy our life skipping the nuances of the technicalities of the structured civil society.Continue reading “London Trip – Day 1 – Heathrow Express to Paddington – Welcome to London!”

Memoir Part 4: Khorfakkan, Red Bricks, and Mosques

The word khor in Arabic means a cove … the little extension of water into land, as if the ocean has extended its tongue to lick something off the shore. The word fakkan is the dual form (in Arabic there is singular, plural, and dual forms for each word) of the word fakk which meansContinue reading “Memoir Part 4: Khorfakkan, Red Bricks, and Mosques”

London Trip – Itinerary

Saturday, April 1, 2017: I leave Detroit at 10:28PM for a 7 hours and 37 minutes red eye flight to LHR. Sunday, April 2, 2017: I will arrive at 11:05 am in Heathrow airport in London on Sunday. I booked the express train from LHR to Paddington Station for $15.50. I also booked the returnContinue reading “London Trip – Itinerary”

London Trip Planning Part 2

  My trip will be planned according to main attractions and organized by neighbourhoods. While I will have 3-5 specific places to see in a day, I will then leave an open free time to discover neighborhoods. Here is a list of London Neighborhoods: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186338-s204/London:United-Kingdom:Neighborhoods.html Weather April: Some resources, I looked at are the 7 dayContinue reading “London Trip Planning Part 2”