It’s Over!!

Notting Hill

Did you miss me? Apologies for the lack of posting, but you didn’t miss much anyway. To get you caught up, study abroad is now over, and I am writing this from my bed back home in Chicago. This was a good experience that I think will seem even better with time, but I was quite homesick especially these last few weeks with seeing the finish line in sight. Thus, not enough was accomplished to write a new post every few days, but I did want to write one final piece to wrap things up. I’m not missing London, but I do wish its colorful homes in Notting Hill came with me!

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The Things I am Thankful For

Copenhagen

Long time no talk! I’ve had a pretty busy past week wrapping up #TravelNovember, but I am back with plenty of pictures to share! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this blog post is going to be in more of a list format, because it’s always fun to shake things up (+ I only have an hour to complete it haha!) First of all, I’m super thankful for my trip to Denmark this past week. It was an absolute blast and such a fun city to explore. The picture above is of Nyhavn, which is this colorful little strip at Copenhagen’s center.

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Eating Brunch is My Only Talent

The Good Egg

You know how I was just complaining about every brunch menu here having the exact same things on it? Well, someone must’ve heard my cry for help because they created The Good Egg, which is an absolute godsend. Finally, a unique brunch menu! Finally, brunch with flavor! Life may not be perfect, but it’s better than it was yesterday! The shakshuka pictured above was the best brunch dish I’ve had in London thus far. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the tomato sauce was rich and flavorful with the perfect amount of spice, and the addition of lemon yogurt made the dish more interesting.  Read more

I’m an American…Get Me Out of Here!

Pedler Peckham

I have only about a month to go here, and, let me say, thank God. This has been fun and all, but I am absolutely aching to get back to Chicago. I would love to travel to London again, maybe in about five years, but I could never live here permanently. I miss my grid. I miss my city of neighborhoods. I really, really miss the CTA. I also miss my food spots. The thing about the Chicago dining scene is that because of both its diversity and high levels of competition, almost every place offers a unique perspective and very few menus are overt copycats. Here in London, it’s the exact opposite, which has been frustrating. Half the brunch menus I’ve seen have the exact same nine things on them.

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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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