London: Day 1 + 2

We arrived in London at around 6:40 in the morning and travelled into the city by Stansted Express and then took the tube to Stratford. From there it was a five minute walk to our hotel – the Westbridge

Because we arrived fairly early our room wasn’t ready yet, but the hotel staff was kind enough to take care of our luggage, so that we could go explore the city.

We firstly checked out the Westfield Stratford, right by the station and then took the tube to Holborn, from there on we walked to Trafalgar Square and Picadilly Circus. Since I have been to London before,  I became the tour guide for my boyfriend. Next stop was Big Ben, Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey. 

Then we tried to find the Buckingham Palace and arrived there after a ten minute walk. We didn’t spend a lot of time there and headed straight to Hyde Park

After spending an hour there we headed back to our hotel. Our room is excellent and I can highly recommend the Westbridge. The staff is amazing and the restaurant is excellent.

On Saturday we had breakfast at the Eastway, right by Liverpool Station. I had the waffles with bacon and maple syrup, as well as a freshly pressed orange juice and an English breakfast tea. The food was absolutely delicious.

The rest of the day we just went shopping in the Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Covent Garden. At the end of the day we got some sushi at Oka in the Kingly Court in SoHo. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos, but the sushi was amazing.

– Kate x

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Foodgasm: Bangkok

This is my first post in the category “Foodgasm”. Whenever I spot a new restaurant or go to a different country, I’ll try to keep you updated on the food there. 

On our first night in Bangkok we went to Kaohsan road. They have a large selection of food there, as well as lots of bars and restaurants. Our Thai friend introduced us to Rotee, a Thai desert, that is similar to a crêpes, but crispy. It’s filled with bananas and drizzled with chocolate syrup. 

You can get food at pretty much every corner in Thailand and the time doesn’t matter either, some of those stands seem to be open 24/7.

One of those stands was at Chatuchak “JJ” Green, a night market near Saphan Kwai. My boyfriend ordered stir-fried chicken with garlic, a side of rice and an egg on top. 

Another place to get good street food is China town, but there are also plenty of restaurants. We went into a little restaurant and ate noodle soup and dim sum. We also ordered iced coffee and sweet tea. 
A restaurant that I can also highly recommend is “The Pizza Company” it’s almost the same as Pizza Hut, but better. The have some really cool drinks and the pizza tastes great. 

If you’re searching for a good breakfast. I can recommend a little restaurant/café called “Black box” it’s right by the BTS station Chit Lom and has a great breakfast menu, as well as a good selection of beverages. I ate the chicken and waffles and it was delicious. I also tried the passion Mango smoothie, which was really refreshing.

Last, but not least you should definitely go to Chatuchak “JJ” weekend market. They have many food stands there and you have to try the coconut ice cream. It’s served in the half of a young coconut and tastes absolutely phenomenal.

I hope this gave you an insight on what food to expect when you visit Bangkok.

My last tip is: Try everything

– Kate x