I always appreciate when a multi-day work trip can include something local to make the visit more memorable and to create a bonding experience for the participants. This week, I was in London leading a workshop for people from all over Western Europe. As part of our group outing on the final night, we went into the city to ride the London Eye. This was a first for me! It was a beautiful night, and the views were lovely – particularly of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.
After the ride, we walked along the Thames to dinner at a restaurant called Roast. It’s located in London’s famous Borough Market, and it is self-described as Deliciously British. It was definitely that. As we walked along to the restaurant, I was blown away by how many people were out and about enjoying the gorgeous evening. When you get accustomed to quiet, little Vevey, it’s easy to forget that there are big, bustling cities out there!
For dinner, I enjoyed the biggest pork belly with crackling ever!
I practically rolled out of the restaurant with a British accent.
Totally unrelated, but in case I ever freak out again about a hotel not having a hair dryer, remind me not to forget to look in the desk drawer. I had to call housekeeping to ask where it is and STILL opened every other drawer before this one. What in the world is it doing in the desk drawer?! Definitely not intuitive to this American traveler…