You knew my first few photos would be of food. Here I am with a Starbuck's coffee in hand, standing in the unmistakable red London, phone box.
My mouth watered as I stared glassy eyed and drooling at the crisp ducks and pork hanging in the windows of Chinatown. While in London, I got a taste of many of the foods I've been missing. Phad Thai, Crab sauteed with ginger and spring onions, Mandarin duck pancakes, thick rice noodles with beef, shall I go on?
An absolute cheese lovers haven; This is Neals Yard Dairy. I pranced right in and asked for a bit of while Cheddar and yellow cheddar and was just about laughed out of the place. Instead of embarrassing me, I had already accomplished this all on my own, the lady behind the counter let me taste cheese after cheese until we walked out of there with 6 different kinds of cheddar, Stilton and goat cheese. Yummy!
The Museum of Technology and Science was a grand place with interactive exhibits for children and adults alike. We want to being our niece and nephew here on our next trip.
Absolutely breathtaking and FREE! The dinosaur exhibit should not be missed. Other highlights include a wonderful variety of crystals, a 1500 sequoia tree, Darwin's galleries and much, much more.
Here Demetrio munches on his first chickens foot, deep fried then braised, they are delicious. Etta, a friend of ours, took us to this great dim sum place where the scallop and cilantro dumplings hit the spot. I ordered all of Demetrio's favorites, sticky rice in lotus leaves, ha gao, sui mai, char sui, roasted duck, gai lan, we were in heaven.
"Mind the Gap"="Watch your Step" as you step on and off the trains in London. On average we spent 7-8 Euros a day with an all-day train and bus pass. Even with the Underground, we only managed to see a small part of London.
A trip to London would not be complete without a tour of Harrods. This is the biggest shopping center I've ever been in. Some things you can find in Harrods:1. golf carts2. saddles3. great meats and fresh seafood4. wonderful teas and coffee5. jewel encrusted cell phone for about 35,000 Euros6. a refrigerator decorated like the British flag7. an in-house demonstration with live owlsand so much more.
The Big Ben
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