Found It!

I was never able to find a deli that made the perfect mozzarella and roasted pepper with extra vinegar sandwich outside of my hometown.  I never even found it in NY….until now.  I was walking to the tube after work and noticed a small deli.  I walked inside and knew it was going to be the most delicious sandwich ever.  This secret spot is called Camisa + Son in Soho.  The employees/owners are from Italy and speak English with an Italian accent so you know it’s going to be delicious.  For £3 I got a sandwich that lasted me two meals, lunch and dinner.  I tried to search for a website but they don’t even have one. You can read write ups about it but that’s about it.  Here are some photos as my proof:

Not only do they have delicious sandwich but they sell homemade macaroni sauce and macaroni and many other items.

Who would have thought I’d find this in London but I’m a happy camper! 

AC La Linea

In case you are catching up on our trip:

Gibraltar

Climbing the Rock

Marbella, Spain

We stayed at AC La Linea.  It’s a chain of hotels throughout Spain, Portugal and Italy.  The hotel itself was very nice, well priced and had a free mini bar.

Sorry about the messy photos.  I couldn’t get a photo before Jon plopped down his belongings EVERYWHERE.

Here was the view from our balcony which was also a plus.

I hope you enjoyed my commentary.

While there were plenty of good things about this hotel there were a couple of bad things.

1. The front desk weren’t much help.  We didn’t know where to eat dinner so we asked for some recommendations.  The women had to think and then gave us 3 places.  We tried one the first night and it was not good. We also about tours, day trips and things to during our stay and all the lady gave us was a map of La Linea.  She couldn’t give us any more information which was frustrating.

2. There wasn’t any conditioner in the bathroom.  I know most European (or outside of the US) hotels don’t provide conditioner but I’m still going to complain because I don’t understand why they don’t provide it.

3. Free wi-fi in the lobby but not in the room.  Just put it in the room too.

There were more pros than cons so I would recommend staying at an AC hotel if you are in Spain, Portugal or Italy.

Yelp! Event: AvoHotel

Sara was invited to a Yelp! event on Monday and asked me to join her so we headed to Dalston to check out a new boutique hotel.

Avo Hotel is located on a main street but seemed to be in a residential area. It is family run and was actually the family’s house before they turned it into a hotel.  I love that the space has a story behind it.

The actual event was a lot of fun.  The food was all homemade and beyond delicious.

Pankora – fried bliss

Spicy peanuts which weren’t that spicy.

Beer & wine of course:

That’s Sunny….her family owns the hotel and used to live in the space!  They also cooked all the food which was so flavorful.

They were also offering mhendi which Sara and I signed up for it.

And the final product:

So beautiful!

Here is a tour of the hotel:

I love reading so I couldn’t stop looking at the titles they have.

The penthouse:

Brand new, modern bathrooms:

Very narrow stairs:

Overall, the event was so much fun.  We hung out, ate, drank and chatted with other Londoners.  Can’t wait for the next Yelp! event!

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