Our Second Day in London
Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day was right, however I don’t think they were thinking of Cronuts when they said it. If you haven’t yet experienced the croissant/donut combination you are really missing out. We tried out first in a little bakery on Connaught St. It had flaky, layers of dough and icing and was too good for words. Some people might consider this small but I assure you it was so sweet I almost couldn’t eat it all.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Now for all you history buffs, let me clarify and say, no, this isn’t the original Globe Theatre. The original burned in 1633, however this theatre was painstakingly recreated by a man names Sam Wanamaker.
Tours were 13.50 pounds for each adult and was well worth the money, our tour guide really made the history come alive. The tour was about 30 minutes long and they welcomed questions at the end. We were so enthralled with the place we considered getting tickets to see a performance but the shows for the day were already sold out.
There were a few British meals that I knew I had to try, a meat pie and mushy peas were two items on the list. Borough Market was the perfect place to find both. If you want to sample some great local cuisine this is the spot for you. If you visit make sure you arrive hungry and bring someone who will share with you so you can sample more food. The prices are reasonable and the choices are abundant, make a few rounds before you settle on what you want, otherwise you might stumble upon something you really want to try but no longer have the room for.
Ready for some picture overload? I’ll try not to bore you too much and give only the most pertinent of details.
This is a picture of our stopover in Iceland. Not only do I recommend stopping in Reykjavik (It was nice to get out of the plane and stretch our legs a bit) but I wish we had taken a few days to explore Iceland. Icelandic Air does a fantastic job of selling its tourism industry. They have Hot Springs, volcanos that you can climb into, and of course a good shot at seeing the Aurora Borealis. Iceland really sounds like a fascinating country.
I also highly recommend Icelandic Air, they were the cheapest flight and they also were a great airline. I made a mistake imputing my passenger info, I got confused with the European way of recoding dates and put my birthdate in wrong, They do day/month/year while we here in the States do month/day/year. I was afraid this would somehow mess me up if someone noticed the discrepancy, I contacted the airline and they quickly fixed it for me without any hassle at all.
Here’s some of the souvenirs and snacks at the Reykjavik Airport. I kind of regret not getting the dried fish.
Next up: Landing in London
(Other side note; I’m glad we didn’t fly on the Irish airline, when their announcements were made at the various airports I had no idea what they were saying! Their accents were great, just too thick for me to understand over a PA system.)
Oh were oh where do a group of fussy/eclectic eaters go for good food? Well that would be Borough Market of course!
It’s safe to say that since Borough Market’s first appearance in the eleventh century, many have heard of this bustling selection of food and household-goods traders but here’s my guide to perfect day at the market.
If your in need of a sweet treat to pick you up, i suggest a bag of Comptoir Gourmand macaroons who trade in the Green Market. They are rich, tasty and cheaper than many banal, mass-produced delicacies. They also come in an array of strong colours which certainly keep me happy on rainy afternoon. Comptoir Gourmand also offer a selection of creative meringues, brownies, tarts and more patisserie staples to a high standard like French éclairs.
Veg in all colours
Paul Wheeler (fresh supplies) LTD and The Tomato Stall are great…
This October my husband and I will be checking off a european vacation from our to do list. We’re planning a week in London and a week in Paris. If you have an suggestions on what to see or where to eat please feel free to share them with us, it would be very much appreciated. I’ll be sharing some of our planning with you as we go along.