We didn`t wake up till like 9 am, had a cappuccino and started packing. I was very happy that my breakfast had decided to stay inside my stomach, especially since we had to travel home today. After packing we headed to the British Museum, thinking that they`d have some storage capacity for our heavy bags…. Well no, they didn`t…So there we are, in front of the museum carrying 15 kilos on our backs…. Not cool. We searched the neighbourhood for a friendly hotel to store our stuff for a few hours, but because of the `security-risk` they didn`t cooperate. Finally we decided to crash at the Starbucks located right in front of the museum and take turns visiting the galleries, so two of us were always watching the bags. This worked out just fine.
There was an exhibition about the Aztecs which we went to see. Really interesting and especially the art was quite colourful and beautiful. Also walked through the Egypt gallery, the Roman- Greece one and the Europe exhibition. I enjoyed the Egyptian sculptures and artefacts the most, because I had just had so many lectures about the history of the Bible and Egypt in particular. In class we had discussed the Rosetta Stone, which was also right there in the museum. This stone is a piece of text in three languages, which apparently has been really important in Bible studies.
When we were done watching art we settled for a while at Starbucks, where I had this great Thai Latte! A bit of a downer was the fact that Henk`s laptop was stolen while we were there. Had to call in the cops and spent almost an hour filling in personal info and waiting for them to get back from watching the security tape. The tape did show someone pacing up and down right next tothe bag and finally grabbing something out of it possibly. The stupid things is that we were right next to the bag as well obviously and never noticed a thing.
At the airport a few hours later, we had some dinner and waited for a long time before we could finally board. The plane we were supposed to fly with had broken down and a smaller one substituted for it, which also meant that 5 people could no longer get home that evening. They offered a hotel, 250 euros in cash, meals and everything for the people who volunteered to fly the next morning. I was almost tempted to take the offer, but really wanted to go home, so I decided to take the evening flight anyway.