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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My ten minute stint as an Olympic athlete!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

While I’ve never been to the Olympics, watching on TV every four years is definitely a tradition for me. Though I enjoy the sports, mainly gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis, and basketball, the opening and closing ceremonies are by far my favorite part. I love watching each country enter; it reminds us how diverse and amazing our world is. I had my own little Olympic procession around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park recently. Thankfully, I wasn’t in the actual Olympics because I got quite lost and definitely thought every new building I stumbled upon was the Olympic Stadium and the actual Olympic Stadium was the aquatic center (which makes zero sense because swimming is an indoor activity…I was quite tired.)

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Artsy All Over!

Art in Shoreditch

First of all, I think this graffiti is grammatically incorrect. I think a crucial “A” was lost somewhere along the way. Furthermore, I think the sentiment is probably more applicable to what’s going on in the U.S. right now, but instead of nitpicking I’m just going to say that this is quite cool and an important message to keep in mind.

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the best banana bread!

Chicken & Waffles at Sunday

Let’s start this blog post at Sunday, a cafΓ© in the quiet neighborhood of Barnsbury. While the neighborhood itself is not particularly known for its good eats, everyone knows about Sunday. Seriously, on a weekday afternoon, every seat was occupied. The menu is full of brunch classics, so I got the chicken and waffles, topped with a carrot and corn slaw. The chicken was some of the best I’ve ever had, crispy on the outside and tender inside. I also got an iced tea, which was a mix of earl grey, berry rooibos, and lemonade. It was a cool and refreshing farewell to summer.

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“I feel like I’m about to be eaten by a carnivorous plant!”

Hintze Hall Natural History Museum

If you can guess by the title, I went to the Natural History Museum! I thought it would be fun to make each new blog post a quote of either something I’ve said or heard here, and this one comes directly from me. You’ll understand why in a hot second. Before I delve into what I saw at the museum, I just wanted to say the architecture was absolutely incredible. The cover photo was taken inside Hintze Hall, which has multiple levels with case after case of artifacts: animals, gems, books, the whole shebang. I seriously think it looks like a church with a giant fossil hanging from the ceiling.

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