24.02.2009 - 02.04.2009
Bibs met us on Hollywood Street under the external escalator before work on Wednesday morning & we caught up for a coffee at one of her haunts before ‘checking in’ to Lachie Cooper’s apartment up the road.
Thanks to her we had our own pad that enabled us to come and go as we pleased. We thought it prudent at this time to work off my flight induced cankles with a hike to hongkong’s peak and soon discovered the humidity was high – too high for such efforts. We did take the cable-tram down then toured downtown HK.
Bibs met us out at the night races – the Wednesday night ex-pat hangout – where her ‘college-like crew’ came into their own, then we ate out at a Thai restaurant, cooled off in Russian ice bar & hit a local night club.
London-town necessitated dressing for warmth and we were finally hit with a dose of jet-lag but that didn’t stop us visiting the many royal palaces, English pubs, Tate gallery, jogging around Regent’s Park and buying a second set of wedding rings from the Portabello market (in coconut shell so as to not attract attention in South America).
Hyde, a week-old local, played the consummate guide. It was great to catch up with Anna Faunt, Dobbo, Aimee Goodwin & Andrea for dinner one night in Notting Hill & we briefly caught up with Birksy who’d returned from the snow.
So that brings us to Barcelona. I’m loving the fact that 700ml of gin costs AU$8 & the tonic $2 – it makes for a good night in. Andy & I have seen some cool things already – the Picasso museum, the Barcelona Cathedral and Gaudi’s Parc Guell – plus we’ve had some pretty amazing meals which makes both of us happy. We hope to head out tonight to see if the night-life is all that it we expect.