Le Avventure Di Sophia Graf

My thrilling adventures in Europe!

Saturday, June 2, 2007


We arrived at the London Heathrow airport after a red-eye flight that I didn't get any sleep on to pouring rain. We stood in the rain trying to find two taxis that took credit card because we hardly had any British money. We finally found one and luckily had enough cash to go in a cash taxi. My Mom, Thomas, Cindy and Anthony went in the credit card taxi and my Dad and I went in the cash taxi. It was an hour long ride to Hungerford, but it ended up more like an hour and a half because the taxi driver had never heard of Hungerford. We came to the hotel to find that it was more like a house and nothing like the fabulous Embassy Suites that we had come from in New Jersey. It was kind of disappointing. We slept for most of that day. Hungerford is basically one street. It's a long street, but most of the shops are on that street. There is one grocery store, but its about 2/3 of the size of Vons. There is also a butcher, bakery, fruit and vegtable store, and a milk truck that comes to deliver milk every day. Theoretically you could live without the supermarket, but you wouldn't get any cheese or yougurt. There are quite a few resturaunts, but all of them close for lunch at 2.30. Dinner closing times vary, but the shops are all closed by 5.00. We have found a house, but can't move in until the 11. I get the master suite on the third floor (that's the only thing on the third floor) so that my parents can be near Cindy and Anthony at night. Our living room is smaller than my parents bathroom in San Diego and one of the bedrooms is smaller than that. Stuff is really expensive here. It seems really cheap, because it takes two dollars to make a pound, but it isn't. For example, cookies at the bakery are about 80 pence (like cents), which sounds great, but really that's $1.60 per cookie. Dinners are the worst. I saw lobster for about 12 pounds and I thought, "Yes! I can finally get cheap lobster!" but really thats about $24. Maybe when we figure out how to do pictures I can put some up of the town.


Caroline said...

Wow that must be a really small town!:)


June 2, 2007 4:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

it seems like the country or vintage or whatever, kind of like those small towns that everyone hears of, but hardly anyone has gone to...you are soooooo lucky!!!i especially liked the part about the cabdriver...


June 3, 2007 5:28 PM  
Laura said...

tell us what other european planes are like when u do some sightseeing!

June 3, 2007 6:08 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

This free script provided by
JavaScript Kit