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Day Twelve - Rooms, Parks, Critters, and Margaritas

Displeased with our current hotel, I woke early and set off for an Internet cafe for some quick research. There was a place right around the corner from our current location, so I paid it a visit and inspected a room before booking. It was a huge improvement and the girl at the front desk was quite helpful in arranging a room. The Duke of Leinster proved to be an excellent choice and we quickly made the switch and then went for an eggs and salmon breakfast..

While Fai prepped for the day, I ventured out to Kensington Gardens once again, taking note of some water foul, before exploring nearby streets and happenings.

Meerkats on the Lookout at the London Zoo
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For our last day in London, we thought we'd spend some time with the critters at the London Zoo. It was a very warm and clear day, and we very much enjoyed the animals and terrific weather.

Retunring to Notting Hill, we stumbled across a Tex-Mex place called Tequila that looked inviting. We sat by an open-air window and ordered up a pitcher of margaritas and tortia chips. For dinner, we both had the chicken and prawn fajitas, which were delicious.

As it would happen, the man sitting at the table next to us was the owner. We spoke with him a bit about the fine food and our trip before he moved along to the back. As we were preparing to leave, he sent over a couple complementary shots of tequila, which I enjoyed much more so than Fai.

The rest of the day was dedicated to browsing some shops and buying magazines for the flight. We found a great little pub called The Porcupine, where we spent the evening enjoying drinks (for me) and dessert (for Fai).

It was an energetic twelve days, visiting three major cities, and enjoying lots of food, drink, scenery and culture. The time passed far too quickly. I hope to return to the region soon.


London, Dublin, Paris

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