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15th day of #KimGarethEurotrip

Taken outside mom-in-law’s house. My face is too terbabas, sorrry.

# – Errr.

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Top from H&M. Shorts from don’t know where. Sandals from Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Pouch from YSL perfume.

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It was a slow,quiet day at home. A wonderful break from our previous pace.

Woke up to homemade lunch and all oir dirty laundry washed and hung by mom, hehehehe. Loveeeeee mummies!

# – Mom making lunch.

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# – Best! Hehe.

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Mom made an amazing cherry & coconut cake too. I might have had one slice too many. Burp!

# – Yummy yumyums.

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We stayed in the whole day except to go out for groceries.

Had some pre-dinner snacks in the garden.

# – Feta & olives, crisps, wasabi peas, carrot sticks & homemade hummus and pretzels. All washed down with pimms and wine.

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Then mom made roast leg of lamb for dindin.

# – Roast leg of lamb. Delicious!

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I helped….to make mint sauce with mint from the garden.

# – Nomsnomsnoms.

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Mom’s gone to bed now while we’re still awake and surfing the Internet. Looking forward to seeing Aunt Jean and her family tomorrow at Minehead.

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3rd day of #KimGarethEurotrip

This was taken at the car rental place at Heathrow.

# – Just standing only….

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Top from H&M. Can’t remember where I got the skirt. Can’t remember where I got the scarf either. Bag from Louis Vuitton. Shoes from Bangkok. Sunglasses from Bazzarro.

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We didn’t do much today. Slept in a bit and then took the tube back to Heathrow to sort our rental car out.

We wanted a fairly powerful car for driving on San Bernardino Pass, so we’re pretty happy with what we got, which is a VW Passat estate with a 2.0 turbodiesel engine…pushing out 320Nm of torque.

# – Our ride for our Eurotrip. We have christened it “Fresh Milk”.

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We drove the car back, pick our luggages and stopped by Sainsbury for snacks, bags and towels (just in case).

Then we had dinner at this place called Cantina do Gaucho for some Brazillian food. I didn’t have high expectations cause the place’s located in a pretty dowdy area.

We ordered rump steak with rice & beans as well as salmon with rice & beans.

They were surprisingly tasty! I never knew beans and rice could taste so good together!

# – My rump steak with rice and beans.
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Man, I miss it already!

After dinner we drove 1.5 hours to Dover Ferry Terminal to catch a ferry to Calais, France.

Well, right now we’re still at the ferry terminal because our ferry is at 12.30am. At time of blogging it is 11pm.

We should reach Calais at about 3am but we haven’t booked any hotel or accommodation so we reckon we might need to spend a night in the car hahahha.

# – In the queue for our ferry.

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Well, that’s fine cause it is all part of the adventure! Teehee.

Before I forget, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and happy holidays!

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2nd day of #KimGarethEurotrip

Taken on escalator in the subway station.

# – Riding the escalator.
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Top, bottom and shoes from Bangkok. Coffee from a food truck in Green Park near Buckingham Palace. Camera from Canon. Bag from Louis Vuitton.

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We woke up early to catch the changing of guards at Buckingham Palace. We took the underground to Green Park station which exits to a park that exits to Buckingham Palace.

# – The station is called Green Park because there is a green park right outside. #socreative
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Half and hour before the change of guards (which happens at 11am on the even days of every month) and already the area outside palace ground was filled with people.

# – So many people!
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We waited for what seemed like an eternity. Finally it happened, there was some marching band playing and there were guards in the red uniforms and funny furry hats marching.

# – Interesting….?

But I couldn’t see much to be honest cause everything was pretty much blocked by people. We gave up before the ceremony finished :P

Then  we went to Borough Market for lunch. It is just directly outside the London Bridge underground station.

I wish I could see it in its usual glory as not many stalls were opened. However it was already really, really good for me. Most of the better known food stalls were opened, so lucky for us.

Especially this shop that sells Wild English oysters. My paradise! 4 large ones for 7 quid….awesome!

# – Better than seahum!
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I also ate chorizo sausage sandwich (OMG), salt beef and pickle sandwich (OMG), pork and crackling sanwich (OMG) and rump steak sandwich (OMG). Mom-in-law also came to meet us at Borough Market.

# – With mom at a coffee place <3 image

Then we went to The Whisky Exchange at a building called Vinopolis. This was obviously for the husband. He was damn happy! I saw wine and liquor vending machines for the first time.

# – This is just a section at The Whisky Exchange, which houses only 10% of its booze variety.
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Then, I wanted to check out Harrods. Headed straight to the food hall which was impressive but EXPENSIVE. Sad :(

# – Me at Harrods!
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Saw the weird Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed shrine too.

# – Wtf.
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After sending mom off, we went back to Leicester Square for dinner. Decided to have chinese food at the famous Four Seasons in Chinatown.

# – Four Seasons.
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We ordered the popular roast duck. There’s boneless or with bone options, we chose the boneless version of course. It was really tasty and tender.

# – Roast pork (yums), roast duck (yums), spare ribs with pepper and salt (too tough..next!) and mixed seafood stir-fry (not pictured but yums).
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Overall…I honestly think Malaysia has much better chinese food. A random taichao in KL can easily tarpao Four Seasons.

We paid an equivalent of over RM200 for these and I know I shouldn’t convert but really quite painful hehe…

But I was happy I got some rice in the system. And then we headed back to our home away from home.

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