I feel like I’ve lived here my whole life!

London Tube Station

These past few days I have really started to settle in here. I think a big part of this is because I finally switched my SIM card and now have cell service everywhere, making it much easier to navigate and relax. I’ve also been trying to get lost a bit more now that I can always Google Maps my location, because I’ve found that some of the coolest parts of cities are ones you run into by accident.

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the quest for a cronut!

image of a cronut

When the cronut (croissant/donut hybrid) craze hit its peak a few years ago, I shrugged my shoulders. Sure, I’ll wait in the Doughnut Vault line for an hour for a chestnut glazed, but I just did not get the appeal. Part of the reason why was that we don’t have a Dominique Ansel Bakery in Chicago so, if I was going to try one, it would have to be some knockoff instead of the original creation. However, there is one in London, so I caved and journeyed to find out why this little dessert has such a cult following.

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