Stonehenge and me.

I was told not to go to Stonehenge, acquaintances from work, tourists, and locals.

I had already lost my tour since I misplaced my printed ticket and I was told to get another at the tour office. Which tour office? I didn’t find the office and the bus left without me. Later I would find out that they were sorry they left me because I was, indeed, on the passenger list. It would be until next week, on a Saturday that I could take the tour again. I was hesitant.

I was pondering the comments I received about Stonehenge, the fact that I would be going by myself, I was going to miss the activities I had planned for that day, and at the end that place was just a bunch of stones placed next to one another and some on top.

Living in a country full of pyramids, I had to take back my statement about Stonehenge being only a tiers of stones. From my state of being at that moment, Stonehenge was more than what I was told, I was really moved by being there. I don’t regret it now and for sure I will be back.

 

 

Stonehenge

Trafalgar Biker

Trafalgar biker

I was surprised by the carelessness of London’s bikers. Thankfully, cars drivers have no other option but to stay away from them. They ride at anytime of the day, during night or day. Their bike’s roads are no more than a thin red line painted along the sidewalks. Some use lights to be spotted, some helmets. Many don’t. To take turns they just signal with their arms and hands, left or right, and make their move. They don’t even look to see if they can pass.
As the opposite in Mexico City, there are not that many roads where bikers can circulate, roads are confined, and the use of helmet is a must (a similarity here as some just don’t use it), cars barely respect cyclists.

And an added difficulty, you would have to ride on the left side of the road.

Trafalgar biker

 

 

Left or right driving? from: http://www.worldstandards.eu/cars/list-of-left-driving-countries/

This world map shows which side of the road traffic drives on. Green coloured countries drive on the right, orangecountries drive on the left. As you can see, most former British colonies, with some exceptions, drive on the left side of the road, whereas the United States of America, Latin American countries and European countries drive on the right. Almost always, in countries where one drives on the right-hand side of the road, the cars are built so that the driver sits on the left-hand side of the car. Conversely, driving on the left-hand side of the road usually implies that the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side of the car.

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