It’s been nice the last few days to be able to walk around and work on things at my own pace over the last couple of days, and to be able to slow down from the incredibly hectic pace of the first week here, which was beginning to drive me crazy. I’ve caught up on sleep, gotten to know the neighborhood, and checked out the awesome nearby British Museum, thought I only got around to maybe 1/3 of it. I DO want to go back and see some more of it though – and I can, since it’s RIGHT HERE. But they have some pretty amazing ancient artifacts. Of course, as I’m Jewish, I did spend a good chunk of my browsing thinking “Oh, they conquered us, this guy enslaved us…” That’s basically ancient history for you. Since I mostly stuck, as recommended, to the Rick Steves MP3 tour, a lot of these are from the Egypt, Assyria, and Greece collections, with a bit of Rome thrown in and a few other cultures like Easter Island.