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I love me a good market and London has LOADS of good ones. After my brother and I had parted ways in London, I trekked back to the city with my cousin (who has been living in London for a few years now) to spend some quality girl time.
I had two objectives on this lovely London day: 1) find an old map of Singapore/Southeast Asia and 2) eat something good.
Remember when I went to London? No? Okay, well I went to London. It was en route to Omagh which is Northern Ireland which is where I was headed for a wedding between an Irish lady and a Portuguese guy who are now expecting a baby that will be raised in Singapore. You follow?
I rolled up to London with 1 piece of luggage, 1 carry on, and 1 flu and met up with 1 brother of mine named Joshua. At some point during our trip we pigged out on 1/2 a chicken and about 10 wings. This is that story.
Okay where were we with the Dublin food? Wednesday?
By Wednesday the homies were both in town so we wandered around the City Centre browsing menus until we found something tasty. Our original plan was to hit up Elephant & Castle but they were packed to the brim with no open tables until 10pm.
Zaytoons was good. I had the beef barg which was a giant flatbread with beef, onions, yogurt sauce, lettuce, and some red chili sauce something or other. Basically lots of my favorite things all on one plate plus french fries. Heaven.
Joann meet bangers and mash. Bangers and mash meet Joann.
This is the post where we have some bangers and some mash.
I took Joao’s team up on their offer for dinner and joined them at nearby Ely’s for some fancy pub style food.
The night started with Bulmers which is a sweet, lovely Irish pear cider and ended with pannacotta. In between was the main course and some good conversation whereby my work brain got full to the very very brim.
I’m using the royal WE so you can live vicariously through me.
This is your Dublin intro post. A leisurely walk through my first few days in the Dubs. It involves the mall, French stuff, and fried fish.
I landed around midday in Dublin so I had to power through and stay up until atleast 8pm to try and shake off the jetlag. To make sure those hours melted away as fast as can be I headed to the mall (shocking) where I rifled throug the H&M racks and acquainted myself with Penney’s. I also indulged in some mall food.
Pizza, of course. Toppings were ok, the crust was meh. At least the cheese wasn’t weird like it often is in Asian pizzas. Cheese is not a strong point for Southeast Asia. Sorry.
Since I was doing so good whippin’ jet lag’ butt, I treated myself to some pistachio ice cream from an Aussie chain. It was alright but not particularly memorable.
It’s really lame that it’s August and I’m STILL doing posts about Europe. Better late than never I guess.
Efterpi Villas was our home away from home during our stay in Santorini. It’s run by a nice man named Theo who was nice enough to upgrade us to a nice giant suite after the four of us tried to squeeze into the studio. Stays at Efterpi come with complimentary breakfast which we enjoyed to the fullest.