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Month: October 2015

Poland Travel- Warsaw and Krakow

There is so much I could say about Poland but I think I’ll stick to the golden rule:

In lieu, here are some pics!IMG_5056

Our airbnb was bomb! Hostels were dirt cheap but for $35/night you could get an entire apartment!IMG_5063IMG_5067

Marie Curie's home!
Marie Curie’s home!

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A Polish love story. and a fierce bag.

Memorial for the Jewish community
Memorial for the Jewish community
Natasha on our bike tour
Natasha on our bike tour

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We went to Auschwitz and I took loads of photos but feel weirdly uncomfortable sharing them. Maybe because you can’t really capture the feeling of the place on an iphone? It was the strangest day, we had been having the coldest, windiest, rainiest weather during our time in Poland and then out of no where a perfect day.  And by some weird twist of fate we visited on 9/11.

"Work Sets You Free"
“Work Sets You Free”

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The flag symbolizes all prisoners by using the colors and stripes from their uniforms
The flag symbolizes all prisoners by using the colors and stripes from their uniforms
The bottom floor was used for sleeping as well as the other two bunk levels
The bottom floor was used for sleeping as well as the other two bunk levels

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to end things on a better note, on our last night in poland we found the best restaurant near us and had plum crumble for dessert!IMG_5208

Summary: skip Warsaw if you can and spend two days in Krakow. I think the weather had a large part to why I didn’t have a great time but honestly if I had been traveling by myself at that point in my journey I would have gone somewhere else.

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Bits & Pieces: London Travel Part II

Guys it’s been for-ev-er and I am back from holiday. Blogging was kinda impossible with all the sketch wifi but now i’m back in the land of the free wifi and the blog is back in business!  Here is the lowdown!

Entrance to one of the oldest remaining operating theatres
Entrance to one of the oldest remaining operating theatres
Boom!! Rachel and I shut this place down! No really, they asked us to leave.
Boom!! Rachel and I shut this place down! No really, they asked us to leave.
They discovered the operating theatre after many years, it was in an attic above a church! Oh, England.
They discovered the operating theatre after many years, it was in an attic above a church! Oh, England.
Ok seriously this is just messed up. RIP your lady bits.
Ok seriously this is just messed up. RIP your lady bits.
We also went to the Hunterian Museum which was the freakiest and coolest place I have ever been and it was free! Not for the faint of heart!! You need to find half faces and other unseemly preserved body parts preserved in jars cool. Something my sister did not and she refused to go :)
Ben Franklin's house! While interesting not as cool as I thought it would be. Still love you, Ben!
Ben Franklin’s house! While interesting not as cool as I thought it would be. Still love you, Ben!
Ah Camden Town, one of my top three favorite places in london and the birthplace of punk!
Ah Camden Town, one of my top three favorite places in london and the birthplace of punk!
Had taken only a few steps out of the tube station. #norules
Had taken only a few steps out of the tube station. #norules

Camden Market has the best offerings foodwise. Get your grub on and try everything! I would be happy if mac and cheese were what the U.S. were actually known for as opposed to our actual reputation.

Have never felt so proud #murica
Have never felt so proud #murica
helllllooooooo
helllllooooooo
Neal's Yard!
Neal’s Yard!

I didn’t end up eating anything in Camden (I know, cray) but I did head over to Neal’s Yard to try out a Buzzfeed suggestion. Intersting fact: a Monty Python filmaker lived here! Maybe explains the color scheme?

HomeSlice. Honestly one of the most delicious slices of my life
HomeSlice. Honestly one of the most delicious slices of my life
Kew Gardens!!
Kew Gardens!!

Kew Gardens is amazing. Using the actual definition of the word. I spent many hours there and there was no way of me seeing everything in one day, and I even used the little railroad cart that took you around. Scientists and other workers in Kew do research for medicine and even create face and body products sold in the UK. I had bought one the day before so it was pretty cool being there! I think Kew Gardens is also a big art in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “The Signature of All Things”- on my to read list!

I think I saw this on pinterest..
I think I saw this on pinterest..
How crazy is this tree?! It's called a Monkey Puzzle
How crazy is this tree?! It’s called a Monkey Puzzle
Walking around the tree tops! <3
Walking around the tree tops! <3

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Bricklane is known for its street art and the best place for curry. you can barter with the people trying to get you to eat at their restaurants over the price. If you take an art tour, it’s going to be in this neighborhood. People like to say Camden is the hipster part but I think it’s because they haven’t been to Bricklane. See for yourself! IMG_5039IMG_5038

Tried another Buzzfeed suggestion, a ton of people were there getting the same as me. I rate it a 5/10
Tried another Buzzfeed suggestion, a ton of people were there getting the same as me. I rate it a 5/10
Have been hearing about this place for a long time!
Have been hearing about this place for a long time!
The menu!
The menu!

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And thus ends part II. London you will always have my heart!

If you want more London, this blog is fabulous!

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