I had heard people talking about Vietnamese sandwiches, and had tried it a couple of times and I must say I wasn't crazy about it. That is until Anissa took me to a small Vietnamese place near her flat in Old Street. These sandwiches are actually called Banh Mi, and what makes the ones at Keu so delicious is the bread: Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Their classic Banh Mi is composed of baguette filled with spiced pork belly, ham terrine and chicken liver pate, and is amazing. I also tried some of the one stuffed with the spicy roast duck. This is the perfect place for a quick meal, and if you are not hungry (shame on you), you can have a glass of their freshly squeezed orange juice or their delicious Vietnamese coffee.
I haven't been the only one enjoying an internship, my room-mate has happily been interning on a boat. Yes, she has been spending her days on London's only book barge, that sails across London selling books to happy people. This book barge is the living proof that there still are some people out there who love a good bound paper book, and not the Ipad or Iphone version. The barge is a beautiful 1920's art deco one, but the best part is the barge's crew. Three friends run the boat, with the captain being a man named Paddy. There are two lovely cats that make their way through the books and are always up for a belly rub. Most of the books are second-hand ones, some are very rare and all prices are extremely reasonable. Since they only like to stay in one place for two weeks, you can find out where they are going to be moving next through their Twitter account. If it's a nice day they will also have live music on the top of the barge. I would say that making a visit to Word on the Water on a sunny day is one of the most fun experiences i have had in London.
Last week I took advantage of the beautiful weather and explored new areas in London. Last saturday I met some friends in Hackney at Broadway market for lunch. It took quite a while to get there with the bus, but was worth it. It takes place on a little road that is closed to traffic on Saturdays and is full of food stalls. There is a burger stand, vegan stand, ghanian food, indian food, and I spotted quite a few dessert stands with huge slices of cake (one only sold different kinds of cheescakes!).
There are some stalls that sell clothes and just a 2 minute walk from the market is Regents canal where you can sit and eat whatever you picked-up for lunch, and enjoy the music that comes from the barges.