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London Day 4/ Day 1 for Megan!

Last day for Kaitlyn :(

sunny 70 °F

Today we walked to Primrose Hill, which reportedly has the best view of the city

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picture of the view = not so great

Then we went to Camden Garden, which is an old horse stable converted into a huge open air market. There were soo many stands and after making a few purchases we had ate lunch from one of the millions of food vendors. There was a bar inside the stable that had each stable converted into a different type of lounge...from sports themed to just a chill lounge. We went there for a drink and some live music.

  • *Edit: the following paragraph is written by Megan: I feel Erin was too calm about the stables - THEY WERE AWESOME!!! as evidenced by...

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SO SO COOL! Maybe I just had low expectations, but I was thrilled with them. It seemed like an endless maze of shops, but each shop was inside of what used to be a horse's stable. And I'm not talking some midwestern barn, these had intricately carved wooden doors, and at one point in the 19th century there were over 400 horses there. (Jeanna, you would LOVE it!) INCREDIBLE!!! And the food... ridiculous! All the vendors had food displayed in giant bowls at the front counter that were mouth-watering. It took us probably about half an hour just to decide what to eat from all the choices: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean (with intense falafel), Mexican, Morrocan, and much much more. In conclusion, the stables were the shit! Back to Erin...**

When leaving the market, we discovered a really cool canal

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and we followed it for a bit. It was really quiet and we learned that there are people who buy canal boats and live in them and dock them all along the canal and just hang out. We then took the Underground to Covent Garden...Kaitlyn and I have been but we wanted to show Megan!

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Since it is Saturday there were a ton of street performers and vendors out and tons of people! We sat down at a restaurant and had some wine, a cheese plate and yummy desserts!! Megan and I are debating doing the London Sky Ride tomorrow...they close down streets throughout London and open it to cyclists...it's free, but we need to find a place to rent some bikes...

It's hard to believe that our travels have only just begun...We will be flying to Athens on Tuesday and staying at the Zeus Hostel for 2 nights before embarking on our Greek Island tour! If anyone has any suggestions about Greece, PLEASE pass them along! Hope all is well and I'll talk to you all soon :)

<3,
Erin

Posted by erincadden 13:22 Archived in England

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stables sound amazing! in my head though, i'm picturing horses in them serving you guys all the food. they're like up on two legs with aprons on, wiping their brows.

in athens, as side from never ending stream of amazing ancient things, there's this poet sandal making guy that you have to go to. he hand-makes leather sandals for pretty cheap, while you wait!

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