A couple Decembers ago, I ended up in London at Christmas time. I didn’t know how long I would stay and had no onward ticket. In fact I had practically just circumnavigated the globe. I wasn’t in a hurry for my travels to be over and thanks to couchsurfing, London didn’t cost me much at all so I stuck around for a month. I also knew I wanted to volunteer somewhere if I could during the holidays. It was kismet or fate because my couchsurfing host, Rene, volunteered every year with Crisis UK, a big organization in London dedicated to helping the homeless. I had an amazing week with Crisis and it was one of the best parts of my entire journey. I always think of London and Crisis now at Christmas time and would love to return one day. If you can, give back this Christmas, it will be the best gift you ever receive.
Black Cab by St. Paul’s Cathedral