Why First Impressions Matter

London is wonderful and cold and warm-hearted. Perhaps what I like most about this place is that multiple cultural references pop up every single time you step out the door. Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere sets its plot around the different underground stations of the Tube — and every so often I recognize one and get a small kick of familiarity from it — making this place all the more easy to be in. I’m only here for a short while, but the city is already full of promise. Waiting for the next bad experience to bring me back to reality, and to remind me that just like any other city, this one has its downsides too.

But… until then, it definitely seems the place to be.