London Remembered

This blog gets few views these days, but I am writing to keep my commitment of one post per month.

This time of year reminds me of a trip I made three years ago, to London, right before the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the time, I had taken a number of business trips, both domestic and foreign, but that week-long trip to London remains the most memorable trip to date. It all started with a Upper Class flight on Virgin Atlantic from SFO to Heathrow, which was a trip by itself, especially if I count the lounge experience before departure and arrival. I stayed in London near Marble Arch and explored Oxford Street and its colorful surroundings between Hyde Park and my office near the Tube’s Liverpool Street station. It was wonderful and an overall enjoyable experience in an amazing city. The one thing that struck me, not surprisingly, was the diversity of the city. I knew the city was diverse, and I had lived in New York and San Francisco, two cities that rival the diversity present anywhere in the world. But London was diverse. It is an incredible city and that trip, more than any other, has always stayed with me.