Paris, je t’aime!

Eiffel Tower at Night

“Best seat in the world,” I muttered to myself sitting on a park bench staring straight at the Eiffel Tower as it glowed while the sun set. As you can tell, I continued #TravelNovember with a trip to Paris, the only major European city that I’ve actually been to before. I was only there for two full days, but I zipped around on foot and with the Metro and actually was able to complete my entire itinerary, which, of course, was mostly food.

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That’s so Barcelona!

Barcelona

For the first time in a month and a half, I had a change of scenery! November is my travel month, so this is just the first of a few trips that I have planned (no spoilers!) I had never been to Barcelona before, and I only had about a day and a half so this was a fast paced adventure. Seriously, I netted about 75,000 steps while I was there and my calves are still quite sore. Anyways, the first thing that was amazing was the weather. It was seventy degrees the entirety of my stay and I got to wear shorts for the first time since leaving home. Score!

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The Only Thing Getting Me Through This Week is Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The Mac Factory

Hello! It is midterms week here in London so today’s post is going to be a bit shorter because I haven’t done very much these past few days because I’ve been too busy writing essays about Napoleon. I actually am so bored by Napoleon so I think the essay I turned in today was one of the worst things I’ve ever written in my life. But then I went and ate mac ‘n’ cheese, so the day turned out alright!

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Breakfast in Bread, Lunch with Felines

The Barge House Breakfast in Bread

What does “Breakfast in Bread” mean, you might ask? Does this picture clarify things? Yes, that is a stuffed bread bowl. It’s from a place in London called The Barge House, and it’s literally called “breakfast in bread.” I got the vegetarian version, which is a sourdough bread bowl filled with slow-roasted tomatoes, spinach, leeks, mushrooms, avocado, asparagus, an egg, and cheese. As hard as it was to eat, it was absolutely delicious and one of my favorite dishes of London thus far.

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Amazing Bao, Bad Chocolate

Bao London

This is the the top of a marker that signifies the start of the queue (line) for a place called Bao. Even on a weekday around noon, I still had to wait in line. The figure doesn’t particularly thrilled to be eating that bao. He actually looks kind of miserable, almost as if some tourist standing right in front of him is holding a camera in one hand and a gun in the other. Thankfully though, his facial expression had no actual correlation to the taste of the bao. They were all terrific. Read more

Another Windy City?

National Maritime Museum

This beautiful building is part of the National Maritime Museum! For those of you who don’t know what maritime means (I didn’t either) Wikipedia says it is the study of human activity at sea. Sounds downright boring to me. Anyways, I didn’t come to this museum on purpose nor did I know it existed. I was simply walking around Greenwich and thought the architecture looked nice and now it is here for your enjoyment!

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