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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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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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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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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the best banana bread!

Chicken & Waffles at Sunday

Let’s start this blog post at Sunday, a café 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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