posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by sandman441
I was bought up in the East End of London so I supposedly should love Jellied Eels. Let me tell you, they are absolutely 100% disgusting
Pie and Mash with liquor however is the food of gods. You will have to go to a non tourist place to find a proper Pie and Mash shop though.
They will also sell you Eels if you really want (stewed and Jellied)
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I am all about trying to get the most authentic experience I can so I am going to have to try that place and I'm glad you said the market too because
I have not heard of that one. I will probably absolutely hate the jellied eels but it's kind of like a I'm glad I tried it but never again thing.
I had to cut back a bit on my travel expenses but I found a pretty nice hotel/apartment and tickets are running me about $4500 and for 2 weeks that's
not bad at all. I think I fly delta/lufthanasia airlines. I saw that I could get there in 12 hours with Condor Air and I looked up the airlines and
apparently it's pretty much a you pay what they tell you airlines, it's cheaper and faster but if anything is over weight (which my bags will be
coming back) it's easier to fly and pay a little more and have a 14 hour flight (I will probably like the 2 hour layover in seattle I think it is
anyway after being in a plane that long).
I turned my passport stuff in yesterday which was a bad time seeing as the government is shut down now, it may or may not affect my passport time but
it's atleast a month or two out probably, the thing that really opened my eyes as to why most americans don't have a passport is the cost, I had to
get a copy of my birth certificate which was $30, then I needed 2 copies actually which I went to kinkos and just copied it for .50 cents, then I had
to pay $15 for 2 3x5 pictures for the application, then a $25 administration fee so that the post office can process it, then the $140 for the
passport and booklet. Then the lady was really rude when I went in because I forgot the extra copy of my birth certificate, and they wouldn't take a
credit card for payment so I had to get a money order, and it was really just a huge hassle. and the passport website and the post office had
different rules I guess, the website said you could pay with a credit card and they wouldn't let you. But it's in that's the most important thing.
I also got a tablet that I will be taking with me, I am going to have a list of the things I am going to do and markers as to where they are.
My other choice for hotel was the radisson blu edwardian kenilworth hotel but I think I am going to go with 196 bishop gate, bishop gate is next door
to a Tesco, there is a tube across the street I believe, and there is a market right up the street.
reply to post by sandman441
Jellied eels are the most revolting foodstuff known to man.
haha not sure about the most revolting but I'm sure it's top 10.
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