Hurt Squirrels
I Went To Europe And It Was Okay, Part 14: Thursday, December 30, 1999
12/30/2001 2:10 AM
We awoke early to catch our morning train to Brussels. That's where we would catch our fancy EuroStar train to London. It was almost like flying, what with all the reservations and check-ins and security points. They had a fancy little terminal away from all the other non-EuroStar riff raff that had it's own little mini-mall. There was a Belgian chocolate shop where we spent way too much money on gifts for everyone.

When we finally boarded the train, there were hardly any others in our coach, which was okay with us. It was pretty mice; we even got a meal, even though the trip was only 2 1/2 hours. The Chunnel is pretty much like every other tunnel I've been through, except it's longer and under an ocean. We ended up at Waterloo Station in London.

Outside, we got a cab and took a roundabout way to the Hotel Gresham. A few streets were closed already for Millennial celebration stuff. The hotel is right around the corner from the British Museum. The room is okay, but it's probably the worst of the ones we've had so far. The bathroom is quite literally a former closet. You almost have to keep the door open to stand at the sink. Ah well, it's a nice neighborhood, Bloomsbury; just north of SoHo.

After checking in, we walked around the neighborhood a bit and had dinner at one of the many Indian restaurants in the area. The meal was okay, but I've had better. We'll check out some other one next time.

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