The next 2 weeks we spent gallivanting around Europe. In transit we squeezed in a short visit to Athens and to my delight we ate a Greek salad in Greece in the shadow of the Pantheon… it certainly lived up to its reputation – best greek salad I have ever had!
We also managed to pop into Zurich for a few hours and wandered around the picturesque riverside.
In London we had a great time visiting our friends around town. I managed to fit in a few visits to my favourite chef’ Ottolenghi’s cafe, which didn’t disappoint (as you might have guessed by this point after following our blogs, we are all about amazing food!). London was gearing up for the Olympics and all around town there were flags flying all the way down Oxford st.
A fabulous bookshop we found floating in the canals in the East End…
We loved wandering the streets where almost every corner shop was a pattisserie, finally we just couldn’t resist!!
After lunch, Boaz was feeling inspired to try his hand at being a Parisian… very dashing!
Of course we couldn’t miss out on the usual suspects…
We even managed to make it to one of my favourite bookshops of all time, Shakespeare and Co, where there is a piano for visitors to play and beds amongst the floor to ceiling bookshelves where some of the staff sleep. Funnily enough, it was much smaller than I remembered when I visited 15 years ago!
Next stop on the Europa Europa whirlwind tour…Berlin!!