There are a bunch of things I don't like about London... BUT, in the same time, there is one thing, which I like about it really, really much: most of the people I've met here are tolerable to each other and coexist peacefully, despite of their differences.
- For example, when I went to cabaret and pubs, sometimes I have seen old people, who had fun, drinking and dancing together with a younger ones. And these old people didn't look vulgar, grouchy or arrogant toward younger, like most of them in my country do! Particularly, when I have come to a pub with a GoT-thematic show ( yeah, the one with sexy Melisandre and funny white walkers ), there was a company of old woman and several younger folks ( probably her family ?). I didn't even pay attention to them at the beginning, because they didn't stand out from anyone else among guests. I noticed her accidentally, closer to the end, and she and her young friends looked sincerely happy, as they had time of their lives. At the end, when people started to make photos with "The Iron Throne", old girl was the first one who came and seat at the throne, with very happy face. Her friends and performances immediately joined her at the sides and made a happy photo.
- Another time, I walked through the centre of the city with a guy at night, and we decided to visit a pub. But the closest working pub we found appeared to be a gay pub! And I was like: "Dude, are you sure that hetero people are welcomed here? ". And he said: "Sure, what's a problem? But if they'll ask, we'll say that you are bi! ". So we came, and were met by two very friendly fancy-dressed ( I would even say, gay-dressed ) bartenders. When we started to ask, what do they have, it turned out to be, that they had only still wine, while I wanted a sparkled one. But one of those nice guys said: "We don't have a sparkled wine, but we have soda! If you want, I'll add it to your drink, at it'll be sparkling ". So I agreed, and me and my guy had a very fun time, drinking that wine and talking nicely. I was the only girl there (which didn't bother me much by itself, cause I accustomed to be the only girl among many guys at my work and study), and we were the only hetero couple. At all other tables only guys, talking to each other, sat. But despite of this, nobody paid attention to us, like it wasn't a big deal.
- Also there are a lot of people of different nationalities around, and from what I've seen, most of them don't pay too much attention to this fact as well.
As a quite eccentric person myself, I feel pleasantly comfortable among the people, who are able to coexist peacefully with those, who are different from them. ✿ڿڰۣ—