United Kingdom

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  • Day1

    Almost ready.........

    August 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    It’s 24 hours until departure and we are now focussed on remembering everything we need to take with us (which we suspect is impossible!). Choosing what clothes to take is not such an issue it’s more about the other things that will make our time living on the train and in the Gobi Desert more comfortable (travel pillows, flasks, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, wet wipes, toilet seat covers, spare toilet rolls etc etc etc). Apologies in advance - this is probably not the last time you will see the word ‘toilet’ in our blog! Also critical is remembering all of the chargers for the range of electrical equipment we’re taking (3 iPads, 4 iPhones, camera, 2 kindles, 2 headphones, remote control etc etc) plus 6 battery chargers as there will be limited access to electric supplies at some stages. Later today we will have to pack everything into our two bags and hope that it all fits. Fingers crossed!

    A few statistics before we go. We will complete around 11,500 miles from start to finish, with over 5,000 of these miles on the train. Our longest single rail journey is a four day, 3,200 mile trip across Russian Siberia. We’ll be off to Heathrow tomorrow morning for our BA (help!!!) flight to St Petersburg departing 9:20am . We’ll keep in touch all the way.
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  • Day19

    Day 18. London

    July 12, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Madame Toussauds, Westfield shopping, English pub for dinner

    Up early for 1st admission time to Madame Toussauds. Great complex - can’t believe how lifelike they are.
    Loz satisfied her shopping appetite at Westfield (bigger than chadstone!)
    Home middle arvo for a relaxing afternoon & dinner at local pub - fish n chips
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  • Day2

    Day 1. London

    June 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We’ve finally made it. Staying at adriana’s brothers place (Ealing). 30 mins from London.
    Ealing: home of big red mail box, small bus bench seat & Benny hill recording studio.

  • Day22

    Day 21. London

    July 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Relaxing day. Luke’s 15th bday celebrated with one of his favorites - steak at a nice restaurant in trendy suburb of Richmond overlooking the Thames.
    Some suitcase packing too - leaving tmrw.

  • Day12


    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

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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

    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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Ealing, EAL

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