Old Spitalfields Market & Brick Lane: London PART 2

Another London ambition fulfilled! The next stop on my London day trip was Old Spitalfields Market. I will admit, this was the first time in the day where I got a little lost. I don’t think I’ve ever walked up and down the same street three or four times in quick succession while holding my iPhone with Google maps open. I found it eventually though.

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Then off to Brick Lane!

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I’ll definitely be going back one day. 
 
Next up, the final part of my London day trip which was Covent Garden and Neal’s Yard.
 
What’s your favourite place in London or if you’ve never been, where would you most like to visit?
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Portobello Market: London PART 1

Since I took so many photos in London on Friday, I decided it was best to split up the posts. First up, Portobello Market. 
 
One of my first posts on this blog was about how much I would love to go to Portobello Road (here) so it was a dream come true!
 

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Coming up, Brick Lane & Old Spitalfields Market!
 
Have you ever been to Portobello Market?
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Christmas markets are here!

One of the great things about Manchester at this time of year is the Christmas markets. They are awesome. And now I can go during the day on a weekday and actually be able to walk around without being crushed! Me and the bf went today for the first time this year.
 
Photo-bomb time!

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Because who doesn’t need chocolate cake dipped in chocolate?

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Actually need both these fox and owl earrings! 

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These penguins are so friggen cute!

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Not only are they ducks, but they are ducks with massive shoes on!

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Mini pancakes are always a definite must when I come here. 

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Dodgy mirror shot of my outfit
 Scarf: India, Squirrel jumper: New Look, Skirt: Dorothy Perkins, Dotty tights: Primark, Boots: River Island.
Do you have Christmas markets near you?
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Korma girl has a curry: What I ate in India

I’m quite proud to say that we lasted about half the holiday eating purely Indian food. By the time Wednesday evening rolled around we gave up and had pizza! Too much of a good thing and all that. 

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This was our first meal on the first day. It was at a vegetarian restaurant and with some help from the very kind waiter we picked out a variety of dishes which kind of worked out like tapas – Indian style.

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They were a mix of savoury and sweet which was a bit of a surprise but very fun! It was a good way to ease our jet-lagged selves in.

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On the way to Jaipur we stopped at a restaurant for lunch which had a gift shop attached and was full of tourists. Something I noticed though was that it was just us and the locals in the restaurant. 
 
 “The tourists seem to just be buying Pringles and running away!”

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They were definitely missing out as I loved this meal. We shared all the dishes again which were saag (potatoes), daal (lentil type sauce) and I forget it’s name but it was vegetables and cheese in a sauce. All picked up with naan bread. Delicious!

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Our dessert that evening was yummy! We decided to share some ice cream cake, kulfi (kind of like ice cream which was amazing!) and gulab jamun which is like balls of sponge with syrup. 

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For lunch my parents unknowingly ordered special dosas (rice pancake with potato filling) not realising how HUGE they would be. Challenge accepted. 

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Meanwhile, my dosa was a lot more managable. Yum!
 
It was a fun new experience as I had only tried gulab jamun before going to India. 
 
Have you ever tried any of these dishes? 
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India – The highlights

Some of my favourite photos from India. Warning: Picture heavy!

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All photos taken by myself or my dad (with the exception of the photo of me and my dad – thanks mum!)
 
These were narrowed down from literally 2000 photos my dad and I took between us! 
 
Do you take a ridiculous amount of photos on holiday?
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