Wandering, Hoummus, Curry and Planning.

We went over to our friend The Vegan Engineer's place on Saturday. We thought we would walk instead of taking transit, as we love to wander. The walk was just over an hour and we knew the general direction, so we didn't get too lost. We aimed to walk off the beaten path and head in the directions of parks and canals. The first park we came across was quite nice. The trees look beautiful in winter. 


Old building.
We found a canal and started following it, as the canal goes into city centre. We had walked along the canals in May, 2015, but we seem to have been on a different route. To look at pictures of our beautiful hike in May click here.
Goooose
 This part of town looked really nice, but just around the corner is a supposedly sketchy area. I think developers are trying to gentrify the area to charge more for properties.
 We found our way along the canal to Barclaycard arena. We wanted to go to Costa this weekend, as we just signed up for their rewards card and they don't charge extra for soya milk! Their Chai Lattes are delicious.

We spent some time in Costa relaxing, and waiting for The Vegan Engineer to return home as he was still running errands. We continued our way along the canal to his place
 We finally got out of the canal and made our way through city centre.

We got to The Vegan Engineer's house and we started planning another holiday. We used skyscanner, hostelworld and red spotted hanky. We love holidays and we especially like to travel with our friends. We successfully planned our upcoming holiday in March so stay tuned.

The Vegan Engineer also stuffed us full of delicious food. Homemade houmous, double stuffed oreos, 'Chicken' Korma with chapattis, and nice cream. No pictures unfortunately as we ate everything before we took pictures. It was all amazing and we could barely walk. We also tried to make Meringue from the chickpea water, but we think the oven was too hot, as it melted. :( Better luck next time.

Thank you for reading. If you would like to see more of Birmingham, check out our post "Our Journey Through Middle Earth"

Comments

  1. Aw I wish you would've taken pictures of the food haha! Sounds yummy! Looks like you had a lovely trip!

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  2. Who wants to go on a trip ? I do ! These photos are amazing.

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  3. You make me want to go to Birmingham. I love how you call each other Vegan names. That is so cute. I want to see photos of you guys!

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    1. The Vegan Engineer is our friends social media user name so we use it in our blog in case people want to look him up. There should be plenty of photos of us out there just not in this post for some reason.

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  4. The canal looks beautiful there. I love those little riverways by the buildings. It just looks so beautiful.

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    1. It's fun to walk along. I don't know if I'd go as far as to call it beautiful but it's cool.

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  5. I have seen some of these places in a movie I watched sometimes ago! And I was wondering how come there is no picture for food in this post ;)

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    1. We just forgot to take the pictures. What movie was it? I know that recently they filmed two different movies in this part of town. One was the sequel to The Kingman and the other was Ready Player One so look out for those movies when they come out.

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  6. Traveling is always a pleasure to enjoy with company. Its sounds like you had a great time.

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  7. Haven't been to Birmingham since I was kid so was cool to see what it looks like now. If they have good food then I'm def up for a trip there

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  8. Such a lovely place to visit! I would like to go there someday!

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  9. I have never been here. I would absolutely love to travel there though. The canal looks so beautiful and so peaceful.

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    1. It was peaceful but sometimes it is really busy. The canals are cool but I'm not sure if beautiful is the right word for them.

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  10. I think it's great that you got to explore aside from visiting your friend. The place is lovely and peaceful. It's awesome as well that he prepared some really good grub for you guys before you went home!

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  11. Love reading your posts about Birmingham as it where I'm from. Haven't been in a while a miss it. The pictures help!

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    1. That's cool. It's changing rapidly so by the time you get back there you might not recognise it anymore.

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  12. Road trip anyone? Birmingham it is. A wonder place with beautiful building and people.

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  13. I haven't been in Birmingham. The place looks wonderful and clean. Have you checked if they have nice restaurants and cafes to dine in as well?

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    1. Lots of beautiful places to eat. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Birmingham. http://www.wanderlustvegans.com/2017/02/ultimate-guide-to-birmingham.html

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