london: the lomography version

Monday, November 21, 2011

i absolutely loved this trip to london.  did it have something to do with the fact that i flew directly from dallas to london?  probably.  i never fly direct.  never ever!  those flights are always 500x more expensive than the indirect ones.  but after having done so just one time, i’d have to say it’s well worth it.  next time, i might just have to spring for the direct ticket… it makes all the difference (5 hour layovers in atlanta or new york can be pretty stupid).  also, staying in a hotel (rather than a sketchy little hostel) makes quite a difference, too.  and for that reason, this trip to london wins the prize.  i must be moving up in the world.... (that, or i won't be able to eat for the next 4 months to make up for it).

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and, like every other trip i’ve taken to london, i insisted upon stopping at the notting hill flea market solely for the purpose of eating at falafel king. as someone who makes a point of sampling falafel in every city she visits, i must say that london’s falafel is the 2nd most delicious (2nd only to paris).  maybe someday i’ll be the kind of traveler who re-visits cities to see new sights and try new things.  but as long as this portabello market falafel stand is still in business, i really don’t see that happening (in london, anyway).

18 comments:

Alex said...

Note to self: try this falafel stand next month.

debbiecutieface said...

I'm most likely going to London this summer and I can't wait! I've never been and I'm so excited.

Candice said...

Your lomography is killing me..I want that lens....please! :)

Sidenote: I need to visit London.

Megan said...

to be honest, london is one of my least fav cities in the world. so is paris.

but that was before i found out that they had good falafel. you educating me on this may have changed my perceptions about BOTH places.

Celeste said...

I love the Portobello market!

jenmarie33 said...

Oh man...I spent a few weeks in Israel, Egypt and Jordan a year ago and I still haven't been able to eat falafel again. Even the smell bothers me now.. We ate SOOO much of it while we were there...

Daniela said...

love these pictures!! I loved London too..wish I could go back!

Jennifer said...

These photos are awesome!

emily g. said...

Direct flights are definitely a perk of living in the Atlanta vicinity. But hey, next time I'm in GA and you have a 5 hour layover in the ATL, we can have a party!

Juliette said...

Love London! Looks like you did have fun :)



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Lost&Found said...

OMG, falafel. is. my. favorite. SERIOUSLY, i'm drooling. I will remember this this whenever I visit London. You really can never have too many falafel wraps...

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Jan said...

I loved going to Abbey Road with you while we were there!!!

Sera said...

this photos are seriously pulling at my heartstrings right now. oh how i love london town. and i will need to try the falafels next time!

teeundschnaps said...

if i´ll ever show you the best falafel of berlin you might think again about your ranking!!
:D

Jeneric Generation said...

I need to go back to that falafel place. And the mint lemonade was sooo good!

Funmilayo I. said...

I've been to london but I've never been to the flea market, now i want to go :)

RetreatingAndAdvancing said...

I'm really looking forward to London in 1.5 weeks. I'll be there for the first time, can't wait! :))

::: Wild lola {Naia} said...

I love London! nice photos!