Tuesday, June 06, 2006

London and Paris... baby you can't keep...?

:-) Ok that was a cheesy title for this blog entry, but I just had to do it... :-)

Got back this Sat night from our long awaited trip to London & Paris. Hard to blog the entire experience. It was definitely time well spent and the experience was made that much more amazing since F got us such a great deal on the airline and hotel.
The highlight of the trip was actually the flight there. Since F got us the ultimate first class experience on a boutique airline called EOS - basically all the seats on the plane were first class and you have your own personal space. It was amazingly private and you get to lie down flat to sleep.

It was great. The food was amazing as well. Truly first class in all regards. Not only that we got to check out the Emirates first class lounge before the flight -- what a great send off!

Arrived in London refreshed. The city is energetic and bustling. So cool to hear British accents left and right (obviously) and the cab drivers were so NICE compared to the ones in NY. (well they DO charge double the price I guess).

Checked into the ultimate hip hotel called the Sanderson. It is one of the Morgan Hotels, you know, the Mondrian in LA/Hudson in NY etc... very hip (a bit too hip to be honest) and happening. THe room was amazing as well, all white with an electrical pink curtain to divide the bed and bath rooms for just that touch of color.

London is an interesting city. It's energy, very European, but it totally reminds me of Hong Kong! The street signs and the mail boxes on the streets look just like the ones I grew up with in HK.

Here's our double decker tourguide host:

And boy are they proud of their Queen... it's all about the Queen there. The Queen's land, the Queen's garden...etc...etc... all about royalty. It's fascinating at first but gets old quickly.

Here's a pic of London nightlife on the streets:

The food ain't so amazing in London but we did manage to go to a wonderfully fabulous Indian restaurant in an outside area called Vauxhall. That's also where a bunch of larger / factory style gay clubs are located. We actually went to a pre-opening of a new one called Area. The space was cool and the sound system was amazing. The crowd... not so. :-)

We had fish and chips the last day, was pretty good also actually. Here's the really loud owner of the fish & chips stand close to the London Tower:


Blogger City Slicker said...

What about Paris? Glad you enjoyed London

7:15 AM  

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