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Meal #43: Linner/Dunch

Wow. France is not going well. We got up bright and early after a long, hungry and thirsty day of travel the day before and headed to Lyon to return our rental car. Everything was going fine, until traffic came to a complete stop on the A 43. At first we thought, “no big deal. It won’t take them that long to clean up the accident”. Then after two hours stuck in one spot on a hot, French motorway with no water, we thought, “Oh my god! We’re gonna die out here”. Finally after 2 1/2 hours, police came through and directed everyone to slowly exit the motorway via a narrow, gravel shoulder. We were so relieved, but concerned we would have to pay the €150 late return fee on the rental.

We rushed to Lyon and arrived two hours late. Thankfully, the clerk was very kind and didn’t charge us the fee. She had heard about the accident. We still don’t know what happened, but it must have been really bad:/ By the time everything was settled we were exhausted. We stopped by a small convenience store-like grocery and picked up a couple things for a simple dinner. Why is it so difficult to get three squares around here?!? We had arugula salads with apple and shallot balsamic vinaigrette. Fried eggs and crusty French bread with country pâté. Not bad.

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Meal #16: Dinner

King Prawn in Garlic sauce, The First Floor, Oxford, UK

This was the first Chinese food I’ve had in England!  It was not too bad.  I had to convince two of my new best friends (Stu and Cara) to go to this nicer place rather than some dumpy place called Rice Box.  We had an extremely awkward moment while the old man shredded Cara’s duck, but the food was okay.  Different than any Chinese food I’ve ever had in the states.  I had the king prawn with garlic sauce, and a side of egg-fried rice.  It was pretty good, but nothing amazing.  We probably should have just gone to the Rice Box.

Meal #10: Breakfast

English breakfast, Dinning Hall, Oriel College, Oxford, UK

This is not my first English breakfast here, but it is the first one I remembered to take a picture of.  This is my breakfast everyday here at the college, (when I decide to wake up for it.)  It’s usually the same choices, with only slight changes sometimes.  I usually just go for the fried egg, the bacon, and the beans.  The toast they bring around as it becomes available.  I usually put the egg on the toast and then top it with a little beans.  I just wish the breakfast sausages were better so that I could eat those everyday as well, but they are terrible – mostly filler I think.  We also get orange juice, but only in tiny glasses and it takes forever for the workers to refill our pitchers.