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London Autumn – Photo essay

Posted by on December 1st, 2012 in Destinations, England, Europe, London | 8 comments

 Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower Albert Camus   Last year I completely missed autumn as I was in South East Asia the whole time; and there isn’t that much colours during the fall there. So it has been two years since I’ve seen one; and I hadn’t quite realized how much I actually had missed them. I mean I’ve always liked them, but hadn’t realized you could actually miss them. Now London autumns probably aren’t quite the best you can see, compared to the likes of Finland or Scotland, as some people were quick to remind me when I was raving on and on about the London autumn. But hey, if you haven’t seen an autumn for two years, London is pretty good. Unfortunately the autumn was pretty cloudy the whole time, so...

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London 2012 Olympics – One Londoner’s Rant

Posted by on August 9th, 2012 in England, Europe, London | 4 comments

So the Olympics; you probably have heard that they started a few weeks ago. And if you live in London or anywhere in the UK, then you’ve known about the Olympics for quite a while now; unless you’ve been living under a rock, a really big rock, in a forest, far away. And even then I think you would’ve known what’s happening. It’s been impossible to avoid Olympic news around here. They probably didn’t cover the 70 day and 8000 mile journey the torch took around UK as extensively outside UK as they did here. BBC has been telling us every day what the torch has been up to every day since it started its journey from Greece months ago. They’ve been trying to get everybody into the “Olympic mood”. And since the Olympics started, the BBC might as...

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Recipe for Thames Bacon Cruise

Posted by on July 29th, 2012 in England, Europe, Food, London, Photos | 10 comments

  Cruises on sunny Thames are always good fun, but it is also a known fact that anything is better with bacon. So by that logic, a Thames bacon cruise should be even better. And it is. Trust me. I’d like to give you a quick and easy recipe for one, but unfortunately they are a bit tricky to do properly. Some of the ingredients can be a bit difficult to get, but it is worth the effort. So here goes.   Ingredients 1 huge chunk of fresh Danish bacon 5 cases of beer specifically brewed for the occasion 1 Old schooner; preferably at least 90 years old 1 Giant piggy 2 Passes to open the tower bridge Few dozen fun people Plenty of sunshine for decoration         Method 1. Load up the ship in Copenhagen....

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The “No Meat, No Liquor” Restaurant

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 in England, Europe, Food, London | 10 comments

[Not a valid template] So, you’re planning on going on a date with a vegan girl you like; she also doesn’t drink at all, so you don’t quite know where to take her. Well, worry not, for I have a restaurant for you! Meat Liquor! No, don’t worry about the name; it’s just deep in irony kind of thing; much like the outside of the restaurant, where you can’t even read the sign of the restaurant properly unless you squint your eyes. [Not a valid template] Just have a look at their web site. They say “No Meat. No Liquor”, they also specifically mention that “We are a restaurant” which is always good to know about a place if you are planning on going there to eat. And that is pretty much the only thing they say on their...

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Okonomiyaki, the Japanese pancake

Posted by on May 18th, 2012 in England, Europe, Food, London, Photos | 26 comments

[Not a valid template] I love social food, you know, food that you share with others. I also love food that you can play with; so there is more to it than just moving it from the plate to your mouth with your fork and knife. Okonomiyaki is just the sort of food that fits both these requirements. It’s a sort of Japanese pancake, if pancakes were even more awesome than normally, think bacon and cheese! Abeno in London is the only restaurant outside of Japan where I’ve come across this food, and if you want something a bit different, this is a great option. Well actually they have two restaurants in London, one you can do reservations in, the other not. [Not a valid template] The first thing when you sit down is notice that most of the...

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Top 5 Things to do in Rainy London

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 in England, Europe, London | 30 comments

[Not a valid template] London does have a lot to see and do, but it does also rain quite a lot around here. Rain of course is part of the “London experience”; well that’s what we keep telling anybody who comes here, so that they don’t get too depressed when that mist really turns into rain. And as much as it is part of the experience, it also is a pain when it comes to sightseeing. However, there is no need to despair and jump off from the Tower Bridge; London does offer plenty to see and do even when it does rain. [Not a valid template] Here are my top suggestions 1. Museums and art galleries Two of my favourite art galleries in London are the Tate Modern and the Saatchi gallery. But if modern art isn’t your...

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