Monday, June 30, 2014

Food in London

When visiting England, two foods you have to try are fish and chips and pastys. Fish and chips is battered and fried cod with fries (or "chips" in the UK), and pastys are a savory pastry filled with meat and potatoes.
London's diversity also means that there's a wide variety of non-English foods to try as well.

Fish 'n Chips, unfortunately this particular fish 'n chips was mediocre

West Cornwall Pasty Co.
On another note, the Google Nexus 5's camera has terrible auto-focus. It's like the camera is always drunk...

Pastys are a must have while you're in London! It's like a meat pie that's been folded in half.

my cousin enjoying a pasty

Other random dishes we had while in London:


chicken wings

some salad?

meat pie

City Best Kebab

Kebabs from City Best Kebab. Yeah, it's not a great photo, there's plenty of meat down there under the vegetables.

Chinatown for deserts, because we're Asian like that.

ice, green tea ice cream, red bean, love jelly

ice, vanilla ice cream, mangoes and lemongrass jelly

ice and a mix of fruits

green tea ice cream

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Windsor, UK

Windsor, Berkshire is a town just outside of London where Windsor Castle is located.

To get to Windsor from London, you can either take the train from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside station or take the train from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central. Note, you will need to buy tickets from the kiosks or counter, your Oyster card won't be enough even though the turnstiles have Oyster card readers.

From London Waterloo, simply take the train to Windsor & Eton Riverside. Windsor is the final stop. The trip takes a little under an hour and stops at the station by the Thames River. There is a short walk from the station to Windsor Castle.
From London Paddington, take the train to Slough and then transfer to the train for Windsor & Eton Central. The whole trip is about 30 minutes.

Windsor Castle is one of the Royal Family's residences, but is also open to the public. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the buildings.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

changing of the guards at Windsor Castle.

St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

along the Thames River

Thursday, June 26, 2014

London (part 2)

London (part 2)

Tower Bridge

Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) giving a tour

court yard

White Tower

Jewel House, where the Crown Jewels are kept

view of the courtyard from the White Tower

Trafalgar Square

status of Horatio Nelson

status of King George IV

British Museum

British Museum

Egyptian section of the British Museum

Rosetta Stone

St. James Park, looking towards Buckingham Palace

St. James Park

Sunday, June 22, 2014

London (part 1)

Finally back in London after 14 years!

London Eye

London Eye from below.
Even though we got tickets for half price, it still didn't feel like it was worth the £20 we paid.

sunset from the London Eye

Westminster Bridge, prints available from my site

Panoramic from Westminster Bridge

Big Ben

House of Parliament

Westminster Abbey