First impressions of 'London' were of a city that looked more English than Londonish. Quaint, small English houses, and kids walking back home from school. More like the suburbs of a medium sized town than a busy, bursting cosmopolitan. But I guess it is typical of big cities to have different parts form distinct towns unto themselves--the residential suburbs on the outskirts of the dense corporate centre. On the car ride from Heathrow to my brother's place I saw more desis than Caucasians, which was oddly unsettling. Always takes a while to get used to diversity when you hail from homogenous Lahore. Looking at so many women in shalwar kameezes and dupattas roaming the streets of London made me think of the opposite scenario--non-Muslim, non-Asian women walking the streets of Lahore in their local dresses. The thought made me laugh at its ludicrousness.