Monday, November 18, 2013

B is for Bon Voyage: London (Thai Food and Stomp)

After our most disappointing encounter with the Tate Modern museum, we dashed across town to pick up tickets for our Broadway show of choice and dropped by the Courtald museum, which turned out to be about 5 steps from our hotel hidden in this little house/apartment building. In comparison to the Tate,  where there were literally thousands of people dashing about, it was intimate, quiet, and very peaceful.

We exhausted the Courtald in about 45 minutes, and moseyed on over toward the theatre where we would be seeing "Stomp", provided we could stay awake and avoid getting lost entirely before the show started. We found a Thai food restaurant that ensured us if we ate quickly, that we could come in. Who knew that Thai food in London would be AMAZING. It was SO good. Coconut rice is now on my list of favorite things. Next to Thai iced tea. And awesome siblings.

After practically tackling our waiter to get him to give us our check, we found ourselves with an hour before the theatre would open, with naught to do but wander. Fortunately for us, London puts a coffee shop on every corner for the wanderers, and we found our way to the absolute BEST hot chocolate I have ever had. It is literally like drinking warm pudding. And the sugar rush was helpful in keeping us awake for Stomp.

There are no photos from Stomp, of course, because the ushers were vigilant, and kept yelling at people for taking photos when they shouldn't. And I do mean yelling. So you'll just have to take my word for it- the show was amazing and I highly recommend it.

Next up- it rains. And rains. And rains. Until we purchase an umbrella. Then it stops.

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