This is my first trip back to the States since entering the US. I managed to pick a region of the country with no one close by who is able to come see me. Gregory (my brother) lives in LA, but my schedule is so completely packed with the conference it isn't worth his time to come up for what would essentially be a hug. And, because it is right after the Wales trip and right before my exams, I haven't managed to steal an extra day on either side just to tour San Francisco.
I will, however, find my way to an American shopping mall and procure the following:
- Taco Bell
- Panda Express (orange chicken is almost certainly happening in the airport. Multiple times.)
- Trolli Sour Neon Gummi Worms
- Creamy chicken ramen (for a Marshall friend)
Before that, though, I've had a delightful visit with Basia, the girlfriend of a Marshall mate who stayed behind in Wales for a few days. We've had a couple of wonderful girls' nights in and she is spoiling me rotten. Watched "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" last night, which I recommend. Also find a fantastic Thai restaurant pretty close to King's Cross. Always a happy night!