After nine hellish hours in the world's most uncomfortable airplane seats, getting on the wrong express train from Gatwick (again!) and dealing with some hotel room swapping when the first room we got was situated next to an industrial air conditioner... we're finally settled in.
And it's so nice to be here. The weather is amazing and there are throngs of people out and about. I want to go and start exploring right away but I am so tapped out after such an exhausting week getting ready for the trip (errands, deadlines, insomnia and neighbours with power tools). I need sleep like crazy.
I think we both need this break more than we realised.