United Kingdom
Acton

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  • Day12

    TIMBERRRRR!!!

    June 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Today started out as a great day! After saying our goodbyes at the airport we walked out into the sun to our freedom... and boy did it feel good! After extensively preparing for my new job as “the adult”, I knew exactly how to get from the airport to our hotel. We found a spot to stand against the wall on the crowded tube, and we were finally on our way to enjoying a couple days in London. After almost a week of cold and rain, the sun seemed like a blessing and I couldn’t wait to trade my leggings and coat for some shorts and a T-shirt. As we came to a stop halfway through our journey into the city, I couldn’t contain my excitement! As I turned to tell Taylor another story about my time studying in London, WHAM! She fainted. Face first. Straight onto the floor of the overcrowded tube. I’d love to say that the kind souls of London were quick to lend a helping hand, but alas they proved to be the bastards that the American colonists claimed they were and just stared at the two of us. One passed out on the floor and the other desperately looking around and loudly, somewhat calmly, asking for help and a doctor. Ironically, the first person to come over wasn’t even English, but a Spanish woman traveling with friends whom I had been eavesdropping on trying to test how much Spanish I actually learned this last semester. A second lady from the other end of the car ran up behind her and sat down with Taylor. She checked on and comforted her while I tried to get the attention of a staff member from the station. While we were getting yelled at by the conductor for blocking the doors of the train, we finally got in contact with the station workers. They held Taylor up and helped us off the tube and into some cool fresh air. The station workers kindly brought us some water and stayed with us until Taylor assured them she was fine. After asking her how she was and how she felt, I held my breath waiting for what was sure to be a response of “I want to go home”, but she looked at me with the faintest (no pun intended) sign of a smirk and said “you didn’t tell my mom did you?”. Shaking my head and releasing a sob of relief I sat down next to her. After I was satisfied that I had exhausted all of my first aid medical knowledge, we stayed on the bench and cried (me) and laughed (Taylor) about our first hour in London. Thirty minutes later we were back on the tube and headed to the safety of our hotel. Surprisingly, all of our luggage, passports, and money made it with us. Minus Taylor’s broken glasses that is...... oops! Sorry Denise!

    Writing by Kathryn
    Captions by Taylor
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  • Day1037

    Cakes and bubbles

    November 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Egg: vanilla custard, passion fruit gel, and some type of syrup

    Cheesecake where the inside is light mousse with vanilla or white chocolate and a cheesy exterior (supposed to pair with sherry)

    Chocolate mousse tart with passion fruit marshmallows and hazelnut ice cream

    Champagne
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  • Day1038

    40 Maltby Street

    December 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Overall food was salty

    Cured ham with a sweet mustard. Ham was pink and soft

    Mallard with jus, roasted radish, applesauce
    Hake with mash potatoes, cooked cabbage and mussels
    Fried shredded lamb with radicchio, parsley, vinegar, cauliflower

    Catherine red wine
    Organic lager
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  • Day1040

    The shed

    December 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Apple cider with hot gin
    Beer

    Sussex beef with roasted parsnip, tender but didn’t taste strongly of beef
    Fallow deer with currents and chestnuts purée and sesame seed brittle which was good
    Mushrooms ragu with warm spices and celeriac purée
    Grilled leeks with truffle yogurt and honey
    Pan seared goat cheese with toasted almonds they and honey—need all in 1 bite. Rubbery
    Pork cigars—shredded pork inside spring roll wrapped—a bit salty
    Cod Wellington with creme fraiche
    Duck with rounds and chestnut purée
    Potato gnocchi—good texture but no flavor in the sauce
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  • Day1041

    Sabor asador

    December 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Cured beef that tasted of beef jerky with beef after taste
    Sea bass with a red pepper, tomato, sweet, sherry vinegar red sauce
    Boiled lamb ribs with garlic and shallots sauce
    Octopus with olive oil and paprika - very tender
    Crispy pig ears with aioli and paprika—a little fatty
    Seafood soup with clear broth and vegetables and white fish
    Shrimp with lemon
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  • Day1037

    Hoppers

    November 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Stir fried roti with leeks
    Black curry lamb Kari which tastes like tea leaves-spicy and bitter
    Coconut curry bone marrow—sweet and spicy
    Fermented rice crepe with egg in the middle

  • Day1041

    Ottlenghi

    December 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Carrot, orange, zatar soup
    Cauliflower salad
    Baked eggplant
    Butternut squash
    Beet mash
    Roast beef with horseradish cream
    Celeriac

  • Day1043

    St john bread and wine

    December 6, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Brined ox tongue pan fried with watercress and beets balsamic vinaigrette salad

    Smoked haddock on top of mashed parsnips and in milk saffron sauce. Can’t taste saffron. Milk was like cream. Can taste smoke

    Kolhrabi mandolined with vinegar parsley caper vinaigrette and small sweet shrimps

    Grilled toast with foie gras that tastes of caramelized onion and cognac

    Rice pudding with raspberry jam

    Speccaloos cookie that tasted of anise ice cream with warm fresh madeleines that were like sponge cake
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  • Day1

    Acton

    October 1, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    So, we are starting our trip in four months. After about a week in Buenos Aires we will head to El Calafate. We have signed up to do the O trek in the Torres del Paine, Chile in mid February. It's 9 days and 138 KM in total (8 nights of camping, 7 days of walking, 2 days of traveling to and from El Calafate) but we will have a guide and we don't have to cook or carry all of our own gear - these were Clare's conditions for doing it with me. Here is a map of the trek https://www.cascada.travel/sites/default/files/media/Maps/mapa_paine_circuit_pat017_12_octubre2012.jpgRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Acton, Актън, آکتون، لندن, ऐक्टन, アクトン, Acton i London, Актон, ایکٹون، لندن, 厄頓

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