Dear mom and dad,
I have just arrived in London and the city is fantastic! I have two weeks to visit all the places and to buy as many souvenirs as I can, but I am not sure I will have enough money! And there is also a problem with prices, I am not accustomed to pounds so I must convert all the time...
[...] I must be careful, I said, so no more spending for now I could take the tea mug, which is only 5.99 pounds, but it is too basic to me. This afternoon we are going to visit Buckingham Palace. The Queen is not there because she is busy with her ill husband, what a pity . But I can't wait to see the place and its gards with their strange hats I think I will stop there for now. I wonder how I could write all that on a single postcard . [...]
[...] Londoners say the Tower was in fact a prison and people were executed there . Isn't that terrific, like a haunted house? The Bridge is great too because you can go up and see ships on the River Thames, and it is particuliar because the road is separated sometimes. Then I would like to take pictures of me with London's symbols, for example a phone box, you know, the red ones, before they disappear. I heard they will be replaced soon, I find this sad. [...]
[...] I forgot to send the card this morning, so I will tell you my day of today. It rained a lot before noon and I had no umbrella with me so I went to a shop to buy dry clothes, like a tee-shirt, a new pair of sneakers, and a cap. In total, it cost me about 62 pounds I should be careful with the rest of my money, or my wallet will soon be empty . I prefer to consider that an investment: they will also serve as souvenirs because there is the Union Jack on all of them, and it's beautiful Now we are waiting for our desserts in a restaurant so I have time to write more. [...]
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