Liz and Laura go to Europe, Part 1

We, Liz and Laura, have finally returned from our travels ’round the globe. It was a long and grueling journey, and at times we thought we would surely perish from the lack of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup in our diets (not to mention Totino’s Party Pizza). But somehow we made it, and now that we’re back kicking it Brooklyn style again, we would like to take a moment to share with you, our delightful and attractive readers, a few highlights from our trip. Starting with our stay in….

Cambridge

Cambridge, England!

People really like punting around here. It’s like rowing a boat, except you push it with a pole.

Punting

We didn’t ever get around to punting, because we were too busy getting smashed at Cambridge’s many pubs. We also spent a lot of time walking around on streets like this one.

Jesus Street

During our wanderings, we came across a field of cows, which naturally inspired Liz to go harass them.

Liz and cows

We wanted to see what kinds of hilarious food products this England would have, so we made a stop at the local Tesco. It’s a big scary corporate place, but the prices are quite reasonable. Laura got distracted on the way in by the shiny rides.

Laura at Tesco

Some of the gems we uncovered included the following:

Chicken Pringles

Our journey continued with a trip to the small town of Ely. It used to be called the Isle of the Eels, due to its massive eeling industry. There were eel-related public artworks all over town, and there was even a bench emblazoned with a recipe for eel stew. We heartily recommend the Eel Trail Heritage Walk to anyone interested in history or eels.

Ely Eel Trail

Our tour of the town led us to Oliver Cromwell’s house. He’s famous!

Oliver Cromwell's House

Sadly, it was closing just as we got there. But they let us snap a photo with the actual preserved bodies of Oliver and his wife, Mrs. C.

Laura and Cromwell

We then made a stop at Ely’s lovely (and ridiculously old) cathedral.

Ely Cathedral

After a stretch of sobriety that lasted an unusually long eleven or twelve hours, Laura experienced a religious epiphany. Luckily, she and Liz stopped for a pint on the way back, and Laura was back to randomly beating nuns.

Laura in prayer

We feasted on scones with clotted cream and jam, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and many a warm ale. Soon, however, it was time to leave the English countryside and continue our international odyssey. Where will Liz and Laura’s travels lead them? Tune in next time to find out.

To be continued…

Continue to Part 2 or Part 3

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