JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Journey to the Underworld was the first Funicular Productions immersive experience I went to. As an immersive experience lover, I have this itch to attend all of them and Journey to the Underworld had great reviews. Also, I had peeked the menu in their website and it looked amazing. And they are able to cater for vegans!

I arrived to Pedley Street Station in Hackney where the experience was to take place and was greeted by a rather zombie-like man in the ticket office who gave us the ticket so that we could shortly board the train. His assistant monsters took our coats and bags.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

We moved into the train platform to get some drinks before boarding our train. By how the waiting area looked, we knew it was going to be a rather scary train ride!

Soon after we were introduced to the why we were there by one of the main characters of the story, Claude. We then boarded the train in his instruction and were sat on our carriage. To give you an idea of what kind of train I’m talking about, we were surrounded in fog and helpless beings where warning us to get out by writing in the windows from outside!

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Soon we were brought our amuse bouche: butternut squash volute, toasted pumpkin seeds & chive oil. It was delicious, but the portion was a big spoon. It was so good I wished I could have had more.

The story continued to unfold with different characters being brought in and out. My favorite scene involved the gatekeeper of the Underworld, a very tall, handsome, androgynous man who stripped and danced to Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

The next course was black garlic gnocchi, sautéed wild mushrooms, truffle and nasturtium. I might be biased by the fact that I love mushrooms and truffle but it was also absolutely amazing in terms of taste and textures.

The main was salt baked celeriac and leek pearl barley served with potato crisp and an apple foam. This dish was OK. I liked it, but I wasn’t really a fan of this one partly because I’m not really fond of celeriac but also because I thought it was too puree-y for a main in my opinion.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

The loved story based plot continued to unfold and the public continued to be engaged in order to finish our mission which was to get Claude’s lover, and us, back to the land of the living.

Luckily we made it and we did so right on time for dessert. My dessert was a chocolate ganache and ice cream. As a vegan the desserts in set menus I tend to get are sorbets and this one was a ‘real dessert’ the one I kind of wish I always get but almost never do. And also, I don’t think an omni would have noticed it was vegan.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Dessert marked the end of our train ride and meant we were back in the land of the living.

Looking back to this experience, I must say I truly enjoyed it. The food is delicious and almost already worth it by itself. The decoration is perfect, acting is OK and it has just the right balance of immersiveness to also allow you to enjoy your food.

You can book Journey to The Underworld here. Hurry! It finishes November 10.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

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2 WEEKS IN ISRAEL AND JORDAN

2 weeks in israel and jordan

Pablo and I decided to visit Israel and Jordan in 2 weeks. We planned this 2 week Israel & Jordan itinerary using information from other bloggers and it turned out to be a lot better than expected. We loved every place we visited and every hotel we stayed on! See a break down of our Israel & Jordan itinerary as well as recommendations on what to do each day below. Heads up that it includes a super fun road trip.

2 weeks in Israel and Jordan – Daily Breakdown

Days 1 & 2: Jerusalem

It might seem weird not to start the Israel trip in Tel Aviv, but we actually arrived to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport during Shabbat and took a Nesher Sherut to Jerusalem directly which takes around an hour.

For the next two days, we explored Jerusalem! We felt like this was enough time for us to get a good grasp of the city and the religions that co-exist here in harmony. I’ve written a separate post with my Jerusalem Bucket List. There is a lot to do, so pick and choose.

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TEL AVIV BUCKET LIST

TEL AVIV BUCKET LIST - GUÍA DE VIAJE A TEL AVIV
TEL AVIV BUCKET LIST

It’s no surprise that Tel Aviv has lately become a very popular travel destination as it is vibrant, dynamic and cosmopolitan. Tel Aviv is famous for its beaches, nightlife, music, art, food and style. It is one of a kind city with a mix of old and new. Having road-tripped around in Israel, Tel Aviv is where I felt most at home as it’s no different to London in that there are so many trendy places to eat and drink, designer stores, and all the things we millennials love. But the good thing is that it’s warm, sunny and has beaches! In this post you’ll find a long list of things to do in Tel Aviv as well as where to stay and how to get to and around the city.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Walk or take a tour of Tel Aviv’s Old Jaffa

Jaffa (also known as Yafo) is the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv has now grown. Jaffa has, in recent years and like much of Tel Aviv, been regenerated with its old narrow streets and courtyards becoming another highly desirable part of Tel Aviv. Jaffa is a real melting pot of Jewish and Arab populations living and breathing the same closely-packed air. A great way to explore Jaffa is through this 1-hour segway tour!

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3 DAYS IN JORDAN WITH ABRAHAM TOURS

3 Days in Jordan with Abraham Tours
3 DAYS IN JORDAN WITH ABRAHAM TOURS
3 Days in Jordan with Abraham Tours: Petra

We decided to take a two week trip to Israel and Jordan, flying to Israel from London. When planning Jordan we were faced with a challenge: how do we get from Israel to Jordan?

We soon found it wasn’t super easy and mostly, it was very time consuming to go from Israel to Jordan on your own. So instead we decided to take a tour and Abraham Tours had great reviews! So we booked the 3-day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Jerusalem.

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