like most of my blogs, i’ve kind of neglected this here journal. but i made a silent goal with myself that i was going to document my life better by taking more pictures and writing more. but sadly i have done neither. half the year is almost gone and what do i have to show for it? memories that are quickly fading with time and my old age…..i can barely remember what i had for lunch yesterday!

for awhile i felt like nothing was interesting enough to write about. or if something interesting happened i couldn’t put it into the right words to convey how i felt. i think i had the mindset that i was writing for others. well i’ve decided this blog is going to be for myself. i miss writing about the mundane things in my life that probably noone will find interesting but me. i miss appreciating all of the little things in life and remembering them.

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so i will write about the food i ate. the movies i saw. and how i did laundry today and how much i enjoy clean sheets (oh the joys of having your own washer and dryer….i still can’t get over how nice that is after living in apts/dorms for so long!)

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and as a little catch up on what’s been going on in my life:

- visited the la zoo for the first time
- tried yoga with boyrobot (it was hilarious)
- went to vegas and for the first time ever i did not gamble at all
- saw lion king (in vegas)
- my grandmother passed away. it sucked.
- my whole family stayed at my house. it was crazy but fun. and i miss them.
- i have been making a lot of dinners for friends, eating out a lot, and just generally getting to know oc a little better
- realized again how much i love where i live. i’m across the street from a target. does it get better than that?
- love seeing old friends that i have not seen in ages
- finally bought the kina grannis cd. it’s amazing and cambridge is my new favorite song.
- 2 other purchases that have changed my life: kitchenaid mixer and my toms. how did i live without these two items before??

that’s it for now.

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creme brulee cookies

08 Jan 2011

i am so mad that i didn’t start on these cookies earlier in the day because i did not have time to snap a picture of them or adequately cool them before I stuffed them in containers. tonight was one of my friend’s birthday dinner and i wanted to make her her favorite dessert since i had the day off today and because i am trying to bake more. her bf tells me it’s creme brulee. seriously? 1. i don’t have a torch. 2. creme brulee is not the most portable dessert and doesn’t travel well. so i decided perhaps i’ll make creme brulee cupcakes or….COOKIES!

yes. i went with the cookies. and i used this recipe.

let me tell you, if you are a fan of cinnamon, sugar, and creme brulee….you will L O V E these cookies. i ate one and i was like woah. this is good. boyrobot eat this and tell me are these good? and he was like yes those are good. w i n n e r!

i ate them while they were still warm. i hope they still tasted as good when my friend tries them. not sure if they keep too well.

this recipe is going in my “must make again” list.

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ROME

one thing i realized in italy was that they drink wine like water. in some cases. the wine was even cheaper than the water! we had wine with every meal.

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i fell in love with pasta alla carbonara on this trip. such a simple dish but so good!
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we also had gelato like 2 times every day. i never got sick of it

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gracchi is a great gelato place to go to if you are visiting vatican city. they are known for their award winning pistachio gelato

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gelateria dei gracchi
via dei gracchi, 272, 00192
rome, italy

one of the friends we made on this trip recommended this next restaurant to us. unfortunately, i forgot the name…but it was a great rec!

one of the famous foods of rome is the deep fried jewish artichokes. i love artichokes so i had to try it. it was interesting.

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another random gelato place. we would just see one while walking and have to try it!
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we used our fodor’s book for this pizza recommendation. turned out to be very popular and had a line!

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this is the baffetto pizza and yes that is an egg in the middle. i pretty much LOVED this pizza. the service was kind of rude but for food this good, i don’t care. they were kind of like the pizza nazi there

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114 via del governo vecchio, 00186
rome, italy

this was probably my favorite gelato place in all of italy. even more than the one we had in florence which is supposed to be the best. :P this one just had a lot of flavors we didn’t see at the other gelaterias

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la gelateria frigidarium
via del governo vecchio, 112, 00186
rome, italy

FLORENCE

on our first night in florence, we took the hotel clerk’s recommendation to eat in a particular piazza. unfortunately, we didn’t know exactly which restaurant to eat at and we happened to pick this one which was probably our worst meal of the trip. everything was just super salty!

our appetizer was pretty decent though.
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when we were in rome, one of the restaurants told us about his friend’s restaurant in florence. it also had a line and we noticed that if a place has a line in front of it…it’s going to be pretty good.

i ordered the chef’s choice of 3 pastas. really good.

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we also got this weird dessert on the house that was like biscotti that you dip in hard liquor. the taste grew on me.
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we also had gelato at vivoli which was supposed to be the best gelato in italy. it was good, but i couldn’t really tell the difference

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we tried this highly rated wine bar where we got a mini lesson on drinking wine and some appetizers

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piazza pitti 16, florence, italy

VIENNA

whenever i travel, if i see a mcdonald’s that has something strange on the menu…i have to try it! this was a chicken breakfast sandwich. it was not that good.

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we became obsessed with these magnum ice cream bars. they came in a bunch of different flavors.

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at the zoo, we tried what i think is like their version of elephant ears. but these were salty/cheesy. pretty delish though!

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we love trying street food and this doner kebap reminded me of japan!

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this viennese restaurant we tried was sooo good!

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pumpkin soup – probably the best pumpkin soup i’ve ever had

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the service here was really great too

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(the following photos were taken with an iphone since i didnt’ have my camera this day)

we also had to try a wiener from one of the street vendors. all of the locals eat their wieners on a plate but we got ours in a bun.

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some viennese coffee!
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we end our trip with the best ice cream shop in vienna, tichy. i really liked these filled ice cream balls!

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tichy
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vienna a-1100, austria

overall, europe is a great foodie destination. the food is so diverse and unique. there are definitely things that you can’t find in the US or just aren’t as good in the US.

i’m finally done with my europe wrap up. phew! so glad i sat down and logged everything though. it was a trip i don’t want to forget about. so much fun and so many memories! now where are we going next????? :)

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i think i’m a food traveler. my travels revolve around food. if i had good meals during a trip, then i most likely had a good time. a lot of my research for this trip involved finding the “best of” everything. i tried to eat the best fish and chips in london, the best croissant in paris, the best gelato in italy, and much more. i literally took a picture of every food we put in our mouth. the following is a subset of my favorites with addresses for the places i recommend eating at.

this one wasn’t in europe but i had to include it because tim horton’s is classic and we knew we had to have some when we saw it at the airport in toronto. four apple fritters plz!
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LONDON
our first stop was ye olde cheshire cheese a really famous pub that mark twain once ate at! the food was just ok. i then realized why london is not known for their food :P
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we also stopped by borough market which was a really fun and big farmer’s market with tons of food. i really liked the atmosphere but my main purpose for going there was to try these famous toasted cheese sandwiches from kappacasein

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wow. it was way too cheesy…i don’t know how anyone could eat a whole one. i like cheese too!
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london, united kingdom
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the one thing i knew i had to eat in london was fish and chips. so after much research, i settled on the golden hind. MMMMMMMMMMM IT WAS SO GOOD! i loved it. i’ve also discovered that i love mushy peas so i had to order some on the side. unfortunately, the mushy peas weren’t as good as the one i had in the states. :(

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we contemplated ordering “the spotted dick” for dessert just to see what it was.

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but we couldn’t bring ourselves to do it and settled on apple crumb with custard

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it doesn’t look that appetizing but it was actually really delicious! it was warm and gooey and apple-y. wonder where i can get this in the states!

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pickfords wharf
clink street
london SE1 9DG, United Kingdom

during our day trip to bath, we ate at sally lunn’s which is the oldest house in bath and home of the famous sally lunn bun
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PARIS

when we first arrived in paris, we noticed paninis and crepes galore. definitely had to be our first meal so we chose a random one near our apt

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this next one was one of my favorite meals from the whole trip. it was just fun! and so glad we went with 4 people so we could try the cheese and the meat fondue (you have to have a mininum of 2 ppl/fondue)

it starts out with a tray of cheeses, salamis, olives, etc

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the coolest part about this restaurant is how they serve the red wine…in baby bottles! this is how they get around france’s tax on wine in glasses

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both fondues were delicious
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le refuge des fondues
17 rue des 3 Frères, 75018
paris, france

the bakeries in paris were amazing. i wish i had the stomach, money, and metabolism to try everything!

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this is one of the best, if not the best, croissant in paris. very flaky and yummy.

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au levain du marais
28, blvd beaumarchais
paris, france

there was a really big farmer’s market near our apt that had everything you could think of. we ended up buying stuff for a picnic we had later on at the eiffel tower

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i couldn’t go to paris without trying the best french bread. supposedly, this chain by eric kayser is where it’s at.

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and yes…it was really good
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his bakery also has a variety of desserts as well
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eric kayser can be found all throughout paris

the best hot chocolate. i thought it was a little too thick for me but my travelmates loved it.

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angelina
226 rue de rivoli
75001 paris, france

if u love macarons, you know of pierre herme. walking into his “bakery” was more like walking into a tiffany’s jewelry store. there was a line just to get in! i loved his window display

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i think this one might have been my fave

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pierre herme
72 rue bonaparte
paris, france

while we were in europe, i celebrated my 31st bday. minh took me to chez dumonet for my bday dinner.

the best duck confit. wow…soo good.

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the creamiest, most decadent foie gras pate. i still dream of this.

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chez dumonet is also known for their grand marnier souffle. i will def have to come back here and eat again if i ever find myself back in paris

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it was a perfect meal and probably my best meal on the whole trip.

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chez dumonet
117 rue du cherche-midi
paris, france

more crepes
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happy crepe maker
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grumpy crepe maker
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the best ice cream

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berthillion
31 rue st louis en l’ile
75004 paris, france

wow, i just realized that i have a lot of food pictures so i should probably split this into 2 posts.

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vienna was such a great way to end the trip. by this time, all of our feet were pretty sore from the countless walking around we did all over europe. vienna does not have many attractions so we mostly relaxed and walked around for our last few days. vienna is so beautiful and probably the cleanest country i had seen in europe. people were very nice, polite, and courteous. we noticed that in their subways it ran on the honor system. there were no turnstiles to scan our tickets through. turns out vienna has one of the lowest crime rates in europe. and the subways were so orderly! it was on par to how the japanese subways were. it was nice being in a country where everyone had manners.

one of our days was spent visiting the shonbrunn palace and its grounds. It was SO BEAUTIFUL! the gardens were impeccably taken care of. doesn’t this picture look like a painting?

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there were lots of parks, gardens, fountains, and even a “maze” around the palace

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most of our day was spent actually visiting the schonbrunner zoo. i read really great reviews about this zoo and it turned out to be a lot of fun! i have never gotten so close to some of the animals and they all seemed to be up and about. highly recommend the zoo if you go to vienna!

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these bats were the creepiest things ever. i did not get a picture of it but one of the bats opened it’s wings up and it was soooo huge!!!

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on the other hand, isn’t this guy super adorable????

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a good example of how close we were to the animals! never saw this at the wild animal park here!!

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had to include this picture of these turtles because they are probably about a zillion years old. so big!

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after the zoo, we walked up this hill to the gloriette which offered a nice view of the grounds
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i loved walking around the city of vienna. the architecture was beautiful.

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this picture makes me laugh. on our last night we flew back to london and since we had an early flight home, fong and mike spent the night at the airport while minh and i went out and explored london. when we came back, this is how we found them!

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overall, i had such an awesome time in europe. i can’t wait to explore the rest of it! london was my favorite but paris had the best food. italy was soooo beautiful (well some parts!) and full of history while vienna just had a good vibe about it. it reinforced in me how much i just love travelling!!

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we’re almost near the end, only 1 more country after this! i remember being on this trip and thinking….wow, this is one long vacation! it was definitely my longest trip to date. i did not feel homesick yet, but instead felt an impending dread thinking abut going back to regular life. i updated my facebook status while i was on this trip, but i will repeat it here. after you visit europe, you will realize how boring america truly is!

anyways, onto florence. we only had 4 days here and 2 of those days were day trips to venice and cinque terre so i will go ahead and combine those cities into this post as well. in short, i really liked florence and wished we had more time there. there are no major sights really aside from seeing the david (really cool but the jury is still out on if it was worth it considering we had a 3+ hour wait to go inside of the museum), the duomo, and the ponte vecchio. the street vendors/shopping and the food definitely seem to be the highlights. this is where everyone goes to buy their leather goods. we ended up doing most of our souvenir shopping here.

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the duomo
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one of 2 david statues in florence. The real one is in a museum but no cameras were allowed inside.
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our first day trip was to venice. i have heard most people don’t really like venice but i loved it! it’s very small though so i was glad pretty much everyone advised us not to stay there overnight. i just loved how the city had no streets and there was water everywhere! by the end of the day, we were running through the city because we got lost and were trying to catch the last train home so we wandered through tons of tiny alleys. the kind where i could touch both sides of the walls if i wanted too. i just thought it was the coolest thing.

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no taxis, just gondolas
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while we were in st. mark’s square, we encountered this street artist who claimed to be the world’s fasted artist according to the guinness book of world records. we watched him draw this from start to finish and although i’m not sure if his claim is true, his painting was very fast! it was amazing to watch. minh and i contemplated buying one but i’m not sure it would have matched the decor of our house.

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i think i really liked venice because there is really no place in the world like it. even their firetrucks were fire gondolas!
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lastly, we have cinque terre. when we first stepped onto the first land, i couldn’t help but think that this might be one of the most beautiful places i have visited in my lifetime. each of the five lands was so cute and quaint. i would love to come back here with boyrobot and spend a few days exploring this place.

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on one of our walks through one of the little towns, i encountered this statue. i immediately declared it the fong (one of our travel mates) statue because of the pose. we had been joking the whole trip about fong’s photo pose and here was this statue in the EXACT same pose. weird, right?

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the similarity is uncanny isn’t it? especially since the statue is of a man!

i honestly could have added about 10 more pictures to this post but i didn’t want to bore u guys. the pics i shot from these days were probably my favorite from the trip. it had nothing to do with my camera or my photography skills, the places were just so beautiful i couldn’t have messed it up if i tried.

to round out the trip, i will be posting about our trip to vienna next. unfortunately, it might be a short post since we were only there for 2 days and i forgot my camera on one of those days! but after that i will be making a giant europe foodie post. i have so many suggestions and reviews to share with you all!

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well, after our 15+ hr bus ride we finally made it to rome. my first thoughts while we were driving into rome were that it (sadly) reminded me of peru (i hated peru) and that it was very dirty. it turned out to be the dirtiest place we went to on that trip. luckily, we booked our hotel at a fancy sheraton hotel (another travelzoo deal!) which turned out to be the nicest place we stayed at. the hotel is located on the outskirts of rome but they provided a free bus into and back from town all throughout the day so that was really nice and convenient. because to be honest, the subways in rome were the dirtiest! there is graffiti all over the city and even on the subway

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it is kind of sad that such a historical place has really been ruined by a lot of graffiti. luckily, there are not any on the major tourist sights! other than the dirtiness of it all (and it wasn’t that dirty…just not like the rest of europe that we had been to) rome is a pretty magical place. when you are there you can’t help but imagine yourself back in time and it feels very surreal.

after we got settled into our hotel, it was already evening by then, we headed into town to grab dinner and to walk around exploring. the things i liked best about italy as a whole, were that there are a lot of cool alleyways (that are not scary to walk through like the US) and all of the outdoor dining they have. it makes for such a lively atmosphere as you’re walking through town. in rome, there were tons of piazzas like this one

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around these squares are shops and restaurants and just tons of people milling around. our random walk happened to lead us to the pantheon

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before you know it, it was super late and time for bed. the next morning we headed to vatican city. fyi when you go there they have a strict dress code. in particular, girls must have their shoulders covered and their pants/dress must reach their knees!

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unfortunately, no sighting of the pope

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we visited st peter’s basilica and the vatican museum. both were quite impressive even though i am not religious or catholic.

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inside the vatican museum they have tons of different kinds of art

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everyone called this one the bill clinton statue. totally looks like him doesn’t it? :)

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boyrobot especially enjoyed the rooms that had all of the walls painted by raphael

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the coolest part was of course the sistine chapel but no pictures were allowed in there and i wasn’t daring enough to sneak one. i totally should have though!

after vatican city, we went back to rome to wander through more piazzas

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and this time we got to go inside of the pantheon

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did you know there is a hole in the middle of the pantheon ceiling? at first we were arguing if there was a hole or if there was a glass cover. turns out it’s a hole. and there are these holes in the ground to drain the water.

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we then wandered over to the famous trevi fountain. it was super crowded but we managed to find some seats and just chill there people watching

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and we ended our night at the spanish steps

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the next day was spent exploring the coliseum and the roman forums!

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inside of the coliseum

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this is the arch of constantine which is right next to the coliseum

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the following is some REALLY old stuff… :)

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rome inspired some deep thoughts and grand ideas

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boo…wish those women had gotten out of the picture!

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overall, rome was way better than peru. and like every city that we went to, i felt like i needed 1 more day to fully appreciate everything. but we were scheduled to head to florence the next day. i still can’t believe i got to do and see all of this last month!!!

ps. i apologize for any grammatical errors or misspellings. it’s super late and i’m realllllllly tired!

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watching the social network reminded me that i used to have a livejournal. i started reading my old entries and came across this one:

Sometimes you read things that you dont want to forget. My friend wrote this.

There are two types of love in the world. The first type is that kind of love that leaves you breathless. It makes you weak in the knees, have butterflies in your stomach, and makes you keel over like you’re going to throw up. Its a rush of blood to the head, and your life goes spinning out of control, as it defies all forms of logic, of rational thought, and replaces it with the magical dream like vise on everything that you do. Its debilitating, its exhilarating, its everything you hoped to wish for, and much too beautiful much to contain. You burst at the seams and it consumes you to the point of obliteration.

The second type of love is the exact opposite. It steadies you in its hands. It makes you strong, it makes you stand tall and walk into the world without fear. Rather than making you blind, this love grounds you so that life becomes clearer–crystal clear. You know exactly what it is that you must do now. There is nothing in this world that can break you down anymore, not pain, not even death. This is the love that builds you up with strength that you never knew you had, with a kind of life you have never breathed before.

The first love tears you down, the second builds you up. But true love, there is no one without the other. For in reality they are two aspects of the same thing. To just have the first is lust, to just have the second is pride. To have both is but a glimpse of what love really is.

i wonder which friend wrote this?

i posted this right after i met boyrobot. and now i’m married to him! <3

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i last left you off as we boarded the chunnel from london to paris. in case you didn’t know, the chunnel is a train tunnel that runs under the english channel. of course, as you’re riding the train you don’t know when you’re actually underwater since it’s pitch black. wouldn’t it be cool to have a few windows here and there? still cool though.

when we arrived in paris, we immediately went to our apt we had booked. i used a website called waytostay to get an amazing deal on an apt for four. much cheaper than booking a hotel! the owner of the apt we rented was super nice and gave us tips on good eats around the area. i highly recommend getting an apt if you stay in paris.

after grabbing a crepe and panini (they are everywhere!), we immediately jumped on the metro to begin exploring paris. my first impression of paris was that i liked it, but london was cooler. the people seemed a little snootier, it was dirtier and everything just seemed like a poor version of london. except for the food but that is for another post!

we hit up all of the major touristy spots like notre dame

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then we walked to the lesser known pantheon of paris

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as dusk began to settle, we wandered over to sacre coeur which is a really cool place where tons of ppl hang out. there is also live music and the atmosphere is just so fun. it is located at the summit of montmarte which is the highest point in the city so the view is just stunning. i would show pics of the view but we were in it and we had just come from dinner where we had lots of wine so we are an unflattering shade of red in all of the pics! :)

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the next day we visited the louvre.

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there were lots of naked statues. fun.

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i think this might be my favorite picture from the trip

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and this picture is so unbelievably dorky that it makes me laugh

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then we walked along the seine on our way to the eiffel tower

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first glimpse of the eiffel tower!

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and closer

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many more pics of the eiffel tower coming up…

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at night

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the light show

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and finally the view from the eiffel tower

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the arc de triomphe – for some reason i really liked this. i regret not buying a mini arc de triomphe from those souvenir shops >:(

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walking along champs elysees with all of the fancy stores that we can’t afford :P

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we took a break to watch the craziest traffic jam we saw in europe

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at night, minh and i went back to the louvre to check it out all lit up. there were ppl making out all over the place! i guess paris is the most romantic city in the world :P

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paris did not have the cool phonebooths like london, but they did have the paid bathrooms!

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paris consisted mostly of my food adventures so i will definitely have more to say on paris in that post. i am going to leave you with a picture at the train station where we were supposed to be booked for a sleeper train to rome

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unfortunately, france went on strike that day so they booked us on a BUS! and not one of those nice, fancy buses. it was one of those really small, cramped buses where we couldn’t even recline the seats. and we were on that bus for 15+ hrs!!! well i am just happy we made it to rome in one piece with no major problems. more on rome in my next post!

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i feel the need to blog about my europe trip just because i want to one day read back on this and remember it. it already feels like a really long time ago so i hope i remember all of the details! Prepare for some long-ish posts!

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europe started out in london. it turned out to be my favorite city out of the whole trip and definitely one of my favorite cities of all time. this surprised me since i consider food such a big part of how much i like a city and i thought london had very mediocre food. aside from the fish and chips i had which were amazing. (btw, i am going to have a whole separate post on all of the food i ate while in europe. can’t wait!)

we had such amazing luck with weather so i did not see much of the gloom that london is famous for so maybe my view of it is skewed. also, since this was the first place we went, i was all fresh and ready to explore a new city which also might have contributed to my excitement.

other impressions:
london is very stylish. everyone there is super well dressed. no american looking slobs here! i also hereby declare the british accent as my favorite accent of all time. I LOVE IT. the people we encountered in london were very nice and friendly. i felt comfortable there since i understood the language and the city was very clean. i could definitely see myself living there. if only i had known this when i was younger. my company has a station in london that they let engineers go work at for 2 yrs and they pay for everything – food/lodging. i hear it’s pretty easy to get into and boyrobot and i actually got asked to go but we were too busy with our current projects to take it up. plus, i really like my project so it was hard to think of leaving it. oh well. :(

i loved the buildings and streets of london. everything has so much history and even though things are old, it doesn’t look run down. it looks beautiful and timeless! the cars are super cute and small looking. the underground was fun to ride on and very convenient. whenever i visit places with a great metro system i can’t help but be jealous. anyways, i don’t really remember anything bad about london. it was a great way to start out the trip and helped us ease into the european culture. now onto the pictures! these are just a handful. i had 200+ pictures from london alone!

i had read that one of the first things you should do in london is to sign up for the hop on hop off tour. this is a great way for you to see the city while you are getting used to the time change. and boy were we jetlagged. on the first night, most of us were riding the bus asleep! haha

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there are 2 major double decker tour bus companies but make sure you go with the original london sightseeing tour, they run for longer hours and this is helpful since the passes work for 24 hrs. they hit up all of the major spots and it is a great way to get you oriented in the city. be sure to sit on the top for the excellent views! the tour guides are hit or miss. if you get one that is boring, just jump onto a different bus. we encountered some excellent guides that were very entertaining and offered interesting facts about the history of london.

we definitely had to hit up trafalgar square and buckingham palace. we had heard the changing of the guards was overrated so we did not stay to watch that. i am glad because there is so much more to see and do in london!

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the guards are pretty cool though. just like those toy soldiers!
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i forget the name of this street but it was one of the streets with a bunch of broadway shows. i didn’t realize musicals were so big in london. it seemed like they had every musical i’d ever heard of playing somewhere. we almost went and watched the lion king but we opted to go shopping on bond street instead. if only we had 1 more day we could have fit it all in!

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here is london’s famous ferris wheel, the london eye. i love ferris wheels but we decided not to go on this. it’s pretty cool looking but very pricy. it moves very slowly too and is not a typical ferris wheel. the “cars” are actually like rooms that you stand in. i think it takes something like half an hour to make one revolution and basically offers a nice view of london.

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my friend, mike, and i bought postcards to send back home and there was a cute london mailbox right outside of our hotel, the millenium mayfair. our hotel was through a travelzoo hot deal and was pretty nice. it was a great location…right next to hyde park and bond street!

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one of our london days was reserved for a mini day trip to stonehenge, bath, and the cotswold. boyrobot being the adventurous person he is decided it would be cool to rent a car for the day. yup, now he can say he has driven on the other side of the road!

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we ended up spending 2 hrs trying to get out of london proper because we made one wrong turn. boy was it an adventure!

our first destination was stonehenge. many people told us it was a tourist trap. (it is.) but we actually really enjoyed it! i think it was such a beautiful day and we were just having a lot of fun taking pictures. i never thought i would think a pile of rocks was so interesting haha.

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then we headed to bath which is this tiny, cute town. doesn’t this look fake?

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and this little park where we posed to spell out L O V E. i love my dorky friends!

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the main attraction in bath are the roman baths. unfortunately, we arrived JUST as they were closing. boyrobot was heartbroken. one day we’ll come back!!!

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we walked to the royal crescent, another major bath attraction, and chilled in the park for a bit. it was such a beautiful park and a beautiful day!

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after that, we attempted to head to the cotswold. unfortunately, we never found it. note to self: get a gps next time! again, i will have to come back here with boyrobot so we can find the cotswold!!

we then headed home and prepared for our next destination: paris!

here is a picture at the train station where we are going to take the chunnel to paris. this picture will probably only be funny to myself and my travelmates but it makes me laugh when i see it! it’s one of those “you had to be there”. a good trip is marked with a lot of inside jokes and we had plenty of those!!

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