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).
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).