A night with the backpackers
I've just arrived back from a rather cool night spent in Central London.
I went down for a very interesting meeting, followed by an excellent dinner, then back to my 'hotel' - actually a backpackers hostel near Russell Square.
I dont think I could have chosen a better place to stay - the facilities were admittedly basic - I had to share a room with 2 backpackers, but this did not seem like an inconvenience given the friendly relaxed atmosphere.
I met some really interesting people, from every part of the world, who were only too happy to chat, and made full use of the 3am bar, I think at one point I even had a dance. I even met a woman who works as a 'Applied Behavioural Analyst' (whatever that is) with children with autism in Missouri USA, so we had plenty to chat about.
I am sure that had I stopped a more expensive, and more stuffy establishment, I would have retired quietly to my room, and missed out on a mind-broadening experience, and on meeting some rather cool people.