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and so I’m back

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Yes, I’m back in the land of cricket and warm beer.

I had a wonderful time on holiday, thanks to everyone who gave suggestions on what to do in DC. I tried Ethiopian food at Zed’s in Georgetown (thanks cleverdude), rode the escalators at Rosslyn (thanksĀ  glblguy), sampled many of the Smithsonian museums, trekked out to Alexandria, which I thought was very pretty (thanks, bouncing betty) and had a burrito from Chipotle, which has got to be the best fast food I’ve ever eaten (thanks mrs. micah).

Of course, one of the highlights of my trip was meeting mrs. micah, cleverdude and mapgirl for noodles in Chinatown. We had a very frugal dinner ($7 each including tax and tip) and then a quick drink afterwards. I also got the handbag that I’d commissioned from mrs. micah, and it’s very pretty.

I can confirm that mrs. micah did indeed lose misplace her debit card, cleverdude maintains the story that he lives by nick from punny money and that mapgirl made no attempt to persuade me to drink Yuengling, I chose it all by myself.

Whilst I was over in the US, I took advantage of the weak dollar by purchasing some personal finance books, which you can’t easily get over here. I will attempt to write reviews on them at some point.

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10 comments for “and so I’m back”

  1. Oh I’m glad you liked Chipotle! Now I just need to visit Zed.

    Posted by Mrs. Micah | December 5, 2007, 9:54 pm
  2. It’s good. But it’s not nearly as cheap as the noodle place.

    Posted by plonkee | December 5, 2007, 10:44 pm
  3. Glad to hear you had a good trip!

    You answered my question of whether you met up with any PFers while (whilst?) in USA.


    Posted by FourPillars | December 6, 2007, 2:27 am
  4. I guess now I’m sorry I’m not more influential as a blogger to get you to try Yuengling at my urging. ;-)

    Great to meet you in person!

    Posted by mapgirl | December 6, 2007, 2:54 pm
  5. I’m glad you found Chipotle. My wife makes fun of me when I say it is the best burrito in the world, but now someone from another country can back me up. :)

    Posted by FinanceAndFat | December 6, 2007, 3:17 pm
  6. @mapgirl:
    Great to meet you to. Next time you can persuade me to drink whatever beer you like.

    To be honest, I was a bit sad that one of my favourite things to eat was fast food. But then I rememberd that America is really the home of fast food, so it was pretty appropriate.

    Posted by plonkee | December 6, 2007, 3:51 pm
  7. I found that Qdoba, which is owned by Jack-in-the-Box burger company, has equal burritos to Chipotle, which is owned by McDonald’s.

    I would go with the burrito bowl (I think they spell is Bole or something). It’s less calories. Overall, fast food Mexican food is really unhealthy, even in comparison to other fast foods.

    It was great to meet you too. What did you think of Ethiopian food?

    Posted by Clever Dude | December 7, 2007, 4:14 am
  8. We don’t really have fast food Mexican food over here. It sounds like that’s probably a good thing given that I liked it so much. Next time I’m over I’ll look for Qdoba.

    Ethiopian food is really good, I’ve been raving about it sonce I got back. Just as you said, it’s a lot like Indian food. I enjoyed eating with my hands, I’d probably describe the bread as being like pancakes more than anything else.

    Posted by plonkee | December 7, 2007, 9:11 am
  9. Shoot, I wish I could have been there. But I doubt my 9-mo pregnant wife would appreciate the 5 hours drive to go and meet you; or worse, go meet the girl from England I met online without her ;-)

    Glad you had a great time in the US and got to take advantage of the weak dollar.

    Posted by Pinyo | December 8, 2007, 2:11 am
  10. ROFL. Pinyo I’ve no idea how you could sell that to your wife at all. Maybe next time I’m in the US I’ll be in your area.

    Posted by plonkee | December 8, 2007, 11:34 am

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