Posts Tagged with "london"

Weekend trip to London: My packing list

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Weekend trip to London: My packing list

Over the Easter holiday, I’m traveling across the pond and back for a 3 day trip to London! Two of my dear friends are getting married, and I’m so excited I get to celebrate with them and spend time with our great friends who I haven’t seen since my last visit nearly a year ago. […]

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Chelsea football game and Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour

Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Chelsea football game and Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour

I love sports. I’m not so good at playing them anymore, but I’ve enjoyed watching since I was old enough to hold a plastic bat and my dad started teaching me about different sports. I love American football and Aussie Rules football. But what the rest of the world calls “football”? Well, I’ve never been […]

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Busy summer in London: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Busy summer in London: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics

This summer is going to be a particularly busy one in London! In addition to the typical tourist crowd during the summer holidays, the city just celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and soon thousands of people will fill the city streets for the summer Olympics. While it’s an exciting summer in London, I wonder how […]

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First time experiences in London: Hen night, afternoon tea, and football

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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First time experiences in London: Hen night, afternoon tea, and football

Even though I have been to London seven times, it wasn’t until this last trip that I experienced three aspects of English culture for the first time — a hen night, afternoon tea, and supporting an English football club. Hen night A hen night (or “hen do” or perhaps a hen weekend) is similar to […]

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Month in England: Week 1 in photos

Monday, May 14, 2012

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I’m spending the month of May in England and enjoying 30+ days of seeing Gavin, his family, and our friends. Though this is my 7th trip to England, I’ll be experiencing several cultural firsts over the course of the trip. I’ll be eating plenty of good food. And I’ll have loads of stories to share. […]

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London Food Adventures: Curry, Cafes, Cakes, & More

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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London Food Adventures: Curry, Cafes, Cakes, & More

Earlier this week I wrote about some good eats from Borough Market and Hummingbird Bakery in London. Today I’m highlighting a few more places I thorougly enjoyed visiting with friends during my recent 10-day trip across the pond. Ottolenghi Within hours of landing in London, Adam sent me a message on Twitter, encouraging me to […]

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London Food Adventures: Markets and Cupcakes

Sunday, August 21, 2011

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London Food Adventures: Markets and Cupcakes

Over the last six months, There’s No Place Like Oz has become less and less of a travel blog and more of a travel + food blog — and I’m okay with that. I loved watching food TV, baking from time to time, and eating in a way that addresses my food sensitivities before I […]

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Macaron vs Macaroon: What’s the Difference?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Macaron vs Macaroon: What’s the Difference?

“I *still* haven’t tried a Macaron. I think I’m broken… >_> But can you settle an argument for me? Is there a difference between a macaron and a macaroon?” This is a direct quote from my good friend Chris of Aussie on the Road and was left as a comment on my latest macaron post. […]

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Crossing the Pond to London

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Crossing the Pond to London

Thanks to Star Wars, I have a fantastic group of friends in London. I don’t remember exactly when Kev and I first met, but we both wrote on one of those online journal sites. He started reading my posts because I had a Star Wars themed user name, just like him. Yes, you may laugh […]

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Meet the Londoners

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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Meet the Londoners

Thanks to Star Wars, I have a fantastic group of friends in London. I don’t remember exactly when Kev and I first met, but we both wrote on one of those online journal sites, and he started reading my posts because I had a Star Wars themed user name, just like him. (Thanks to the […]

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