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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Camden Town

No post yesterday. Sorry. I was buggered (note: the English have another meaing for that word!) from our trip down to London to catch up with my Trek friends. More on that later.

Camden Town is host of the famous Camden Market and seems to be buzzing with "alternative" things. The streets are lined with stores selling Doc Martens, New Rocks and "vintage" clothing. Every second store seemed to sell cheap Chinese-made clothing or was host to a tattoo and piercing parlour. There were a few cool shops here and there but most of it was goddamn tacky and the people there weren't far from the same.

See what the Cambridge Bubble does to you? Pretentious twat indeed.

I did find a delicious little stall in the Stables part of the Camden Market. I can't remember the name of it (I was hoping I could find it on the internet but alas not) but it was a vegetarian Ethiopian stall and everything was vegan. I like it when vegan places don't advertise that they are vegan as to not scare people away. Because veganism is a scary, scary disease.

I didn't take any photos of the food which I am now very sorry about. But some of my friends had the same as me and said there is a much better Ethiopian restaurant in Kentish Town. I shall have to track it down.

I also spotted inSpiral and noted that the next time I venture into the Camden Market I shall pay a visit. It looked very promising.

I went down to London to meet up with some friends I met back in 2005 when I was travelling solo around the USA. For some strange reason, despite our rather different backgrounds and political views, whenever we get together we have an amazing time. Perhaps it's because we only see each other every year or so or because we all shared somewhat of a memorable experience and add to that each time we meet up. Whatever it is it works.

We spent the afternoon and then the early evening at The Lock Tavern drinking many, many pints. My throat was hoarse from yelling over the noise and my cheeks hurt from laughing so much. I drank some Fruli, which is a Belgian Strawberry beer. I have no idea if it is vegan or not and could not find any information about it. If someone finds it is not I promise never to drink it again.


  1. Hi there, Fruili is totally 100% vegan so go for it! It is my favorite beer, I've been happily drinking it for years, here's their dietary info:

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