Sunday, June 29, 2008

Live it, Learn it, Love it

The map above is your Holy Grail to all things London. It's the London Underground tube map. The tube is literally the nerve center of the capital. Your stop is South Kensington, the ICLC is Gloucester Road.

The tube, as all things in London, has a storied history. Steam trains were the first to go underground, and the black soot and ash made for a messy commute. During World War II the tube served as a literal lifeline.

Thousands clamored into local stations when the Wehrmacht was bombing the city. Small cities existed in the tube during those horrible raids.

You'll be flying into Heathrow and we'll all be taking the tube into the city together. Because of that, remember to try and pack light for the trip. It's about a 30 to 40 minute tube ride, and there will be a decent amount of walking involved.

You'll love the tube by the time the program is finished... I promise you that.

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