Hallo nach Hause!
Wir sind gut in London angekommen und genießen das erste „English breakfast“.
Breakfast. The Full English. The Full Monty. A fry-up. Call it what you want, but there are few nations in this world that do breakfast better than the British. Digging into a piping hot fry up is a is an experience that can set you right no matter what situation you may have gotten yourself into. What is included in your fry-up is a matter of taste, as well as region. The following is a breakdown of the fry-up, and the components that are (in my mind, at least) essential—as well as a group of things that are a welcome addition to the party.
The Bare Essentials
The Meat: Sausage and Bacon
The combination of both bacon and sausage is one of the essential elements to a full fry up. A simple pork sausage (like the banger) is ideal and the type of bacon is up to preference. Streaky bacon (or what you Americans just call bacon) is a common sight in a fry up, but back bacon, made from the cured loin of a pig (and often labeled „Irish Bacon“ in the States) makes a lovely meaty counterpart to the fatty sausage it sits alongside.
The inclusion of beans may seem cursory, but they are the element of the plate that anchors the meal. Don’t be ashamed to reach for a can of beans—Heinz is the classic. But if you have time on your side, trying out a homemade version of baked beans can make the humble legume shine.
Here are a few recipes to get you started. They won’t have the same sweet, tomato-y vinegary flavor of Heinz, but they’ll do you well.
Much like the beans, the tomato may seem like an optional garnish; I assure you, it is not. The sweetness and acidity that come from a cooked tomato goes a long way in cutting the fattiness that is inherent in the rest of the plate. The way you prepare your tomato is once again a matter of taste—a stewed tomato will work, but simply cutting a tomato in half and frying it in leftover bacon fat, then finishing it with a bit of cracked black pepper, is a quick and delicious way to go. Many proper fry ups will come with grilled tomato (that’s broiled, for you American English speakers).
Forget The Toast, Bring On The Fried Bread
Fried bread is just what it sounds like—sliced bread toasted in a pan with butter, lard, or bacon drippings. It is important to not underestimate the amount of fat you will need to get a perfectly crisp piece of fried bread—a couple tablespoons per slice is not unheard of. It’s a bit surprising, but absolutely worth it. You only need a slice or two to satisfy the craving; after that, you may find yourself reaching for a plain piece of toast.
Lastly, the egg. Normally two, but sometimes three eggs cooked to your preference. The runny yolk to my mind is essential—it’s the sauce that brings the whole plate together!—although those die-hard scrambled fans will without a doubt disagree with me.
Some things that should also be included in the essential section of a fry up guide is a hot strong cup of tea and a bottle of vinegary, brown HP sauce, tomato sauce (aka ketchup), or both. If you have a jar of marmite and some nice marmalade, you may want to put that on the table as well. And you will always need a few pieces of extra toast.
Erster Tag: London Classics. Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament mit Big Ben, Covent Garden und vieles mehr. 🙂
The new Palace of Westminster
The Wax Museum
What You’ll See
There’s nothing quite like a bracing walk along the prom or a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier to clear heads and revive appetites! On a wild and wintry day it’s an exhilarating experience. If you’d rather ride, take the Volk’s Electric Railway, England’s oldest, along Madeira Drive to Brighton Marina, admiring the fine Regency terraces as you go.
Experience all the thrills of traditional and modern rides on the pier – there’s a wonderful atmosphere at dusk when the sun goes down and the lights come on.
Der fünfte Tag: Auf dem Weg zum Westminster Abbey in der Underground und ein kurzer Moment in der warmen Sonne vor Westminster.
Tips for Tube Travellers
Travelling around London on the Tube? Here are some other useful tips that will make your journey more enjoyable and efficient:
- Avoid travelling during rush hours (weekdays, 7-9am and 5.30-7pm) if at all possible
- Check the front of the train for the correct destination
- Stand on the right when using escalators
- Wait for passengers to leave the train before boarding
- Move down inside the Tube carriages while travelling, so you don’t block the doorways for other passengers
- Stand behind the yellow line whilst waiting for the train on the platform
- Offer your seat to anyone who is unwell, elderly, pregnant or travelling with small children
- Hold onto the rails if you are standing during your journey
- Mind the gap!
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill bronze statues, sitting on a bench in Mayfair, London.
Bronze statues of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill sitting ‚talking‘ together on a bench in Mayfair (where Old Bond Street meets New Bond Street). This statue is called ‚Allies‘ and was a gift from the Bond Street Association (the shops and businesses of Bond Street) to the City of Westminster to commemorate 50 years of peace. Lawrence Holofcener, a sculptor with dual nationality created this landmark and it was unveiled on 2 May 1995 by Princess Margaret.
This is a fun photo opportunity as there’s enough room to squeeze yourself between these iconic gentlemen and join in their conversation!
A modern but already very popular tourist attraction is the London Eye, a giant observation wheel located in the Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank. The 135 meter (443ft) tall structure was built as part of London’s millennium celebrations.
A Landmark for the new Millennium
The futuristic looking capsules, accommodating up to twenty-five passengers, were transported all the way from France by train through the chunnel. Each egg-shaped capsule is eight meters long and weighs five hundred kilograms. The twenty-five meter (82 ft) long spindle was built in the Czech Republic. The rim has a diameter of 122m (400ft), about two hundred times the size of a bicycle wheel. Eighty spokes connect the rim with the spindle. Construction of the observation wheel took more than a year and a half to complete. In the process over 1700 tonnes of steel were used for the structure and more than 3000 tonnes
of concrete were used for the foundations.
The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim,
the passengers have a great 360 degree view over London.
Letzter Tag und Rückkehr aus London
The store was opened in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod as an expansion of his humble East End grocery and tea business. Today, it is one of the most distinguished names
in the world.
Seven floors and 330 departments showcase the best of luxury merchandise, from high-end fashion and accessories to the finest homewares and the latest technology. There are 28 restaurants in-store; we continue to enhance our portfolio with Galvin Demoiselle, Bentley’s Sea Grill, and the institution that is The Georgian.
Customers enjoy a wealth of exclusive services, such as By Appointment Personal Shopping and The Penthouse, a private suite dedicated to unsurpassed bespoke service in a beautiful environment.
The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
In the crypt are effigies and fragments of stone that pre-date the Cathedral, relics of a medieval world. From Wren’s original vision, Jean Tijou’s beautiful wrought iron gates of 1700 still separate the quire from the ambulatory; children still test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery; and the 1695 organ which Mendelssohn once played is still in use.
The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill have taken place here and the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer.
Today, St Paul’s is still a busy, working church where millions come to worship.
Rückfahrt nach Bad Buchau
Hallo, unser Tagesprogramm hat um 7 Uhr mit Gepäckeinladen begonnen. Dann gemütliches Frühstücken und los gings…
Bilder von Joachim Utz, Martina Perkounigg und Regina Maier
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