01.08.2010 21 °C
My second day here, being a Sunday it was quite quiet...I woke up and ate my heart-attack english breakfast which included sausages, eggs, bacon, fried bread! and other wonderful things. I hope I don't keep eating this way for the next six weeks...
After breakfast it was time for a quick nap and I was passed out on the bed until about 4 pm. My friend and I decided to go to the town center here at Abingdon and check it out. It's a nice little town this but it's way too quiet for my liking. Not to be disrespectful but I've quickly come to notice a cultural difference between the states and here, people on the streets don't seem to be as friendly as those in the US (this has happened each time I've visited the UK in the past as well). No one usually says hello or gives you the odd friendly nod as you walk by...and my saying hello only gives me random blank stares haha.
Anyhow, a quick stroll it was for an hour or two...I really liked the smaller streets and smaller cars and smaller houses, things seem a bit more normal in that department when compared to say, Texas! The river Thames runs along Abingdon and it was quite nice to walk alongside it for a bit and see the boats/mini-yatchs parked along its banks.
After returning I tried going to the local Tescos again which is supposed to be 24 hrs but for some reason those 24 hrs came with store timings...Take a look at the pic below and you'll get what I'm trying to say.
Dinner was a charbroiled chicken burger with chips and a salad, after watching some TV it was time to go back to my room and hang out for a bit. All in all, I'd say it was a good day. I'm looking forward to going to work tomorrow and learning some new stuff. It's hard to get some shut eye though, it's 1AM here and I'm still awake. Hope it doesn't mess with my day tomorrow. Ok chaps, I'll write again later...hope you're all having a good day/night.
Take care and thanks for reading.
This is Sandeep, signing out...