Day 18: London, ENGLAND

Monday, 1 May 2017 – Day 18: London, ENGLAND (51.5074° N, 0.1278° W)

Hello from jolly old Londontown…

We have only heard from a few teams…the Flying Snitches (in Amsterdam…no now, London), Traveling Bohemians (in Belgium), Thundersnow enroute to London, saw YOLONowGo last in Belgium t00…so, not much to report. First rain of the trip here in London and we are off to the theater tonight (Wicked and Damien Lewis in The Goat)…a busy marching May Day (aka International Workers Day, not “Loyalty Day’), the rest of the world’s version of a real labor day…and here in London.

Tonight will be a moment of truth for some teams, having to decide where to spend the night…we will see if they made the right choices!? Time will tell…

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A place where travelers meet…really serious travelers.

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Big Ben…

British Museum (22)
The real Rosetta Stone (not the one in the Egyptian Musuem)

LHR - Misc - 2015 (10)
Things are changing in London…

We try not to hit readers/followers over the head about The Global Scavenger Hunt event’s cause-related, charitable purposes—our method of doing and giving is anonymous and are considered unattached gifts—but, aside from a portion of the event’s annual proceeds going to the GreatEscape Foundation, other good things are happening too, so let me just let you know: some of the teams are raising funds for the GreatEscape Foundation’s twin goals: of building co-ed elementary schools in developing nations (and a Tuareg Nomadic clinic in Niger too!), and distributing no-fee, interest-free micro-loans to budding global entrepreneurs. Both methods are designed to help others in their great escape from the cycle of poverty.

So, if you have it in your heart to not eat a lunch out this week and make a small secure online PayPal donation during the course of the 2017 event, we know that a lot of kids needing a basic education that would thank you. And we will thank you too…with a tax receipt.

Thank you!

More tomorrow…