'Robbed' in London - October 25th, 2001
At the moment I am staying with a couple of friends in Bethnal
Green. We went to college together so i always visit them when
Im in London. It is great to be back in London again.
However I have already run into trouble. I haven't even left
for India yet and already I had my bag with visa cards, mobile
phone and cash stolen. I guess Im a bit too relaxed in London,
it was my own fault for not paying attention. It all happend when
I went for a coffee with a friend. It is a horrible feeling when
you notice you have lost something. At first I panicked a bit,
but managed to call and arrange for card and phone to be shut
off pretty fast. Then we quickly located a police station...erm..well
actually by pure luck or some kind of weird intuition I ran straight
into it. I reported the the robbery and spent the rest of the
day making a bunch of phone calls to the insurance company and
so on. I was so happy I had insurance! Eventually I got some cash
wired and everything turned out ok in the end.
Then when all this was sorted, I called to reconfirm my flight
and found out that they had cancelled it!? (due to the Afghanistan
conflict/war) and no one had even tried to call and let me know.
I was pretty pissed off, but couldn't be bothered making a fuss
about it, so I got a new flight for Saturday morning instead (2
Not much else is happening. London is a pretty expensive city
to do stuff in, so we have taken it easy, watched a few movies
and relaxed. I also met up with a few other friends. Anyway, no
point in babbling on when there isn't that much to write about.
I'll try to update whenever I can.