For awhile now I have been hearing tales of the elusive (well, elusive in London at least) Giant Yorkshire. Most of the extolation is from my boyfriend who associates the Giant Yorkshire with his happy college days. I think he has been on a mission to introduce me to this Northern delicacy, so when I … Continue reading The Legend of the Giant Yorkshire Pudding
A Good Burger in London
Who doesn't like a good burger? For me, I think a burger has some sort of calming reaction with my body, it sounds strange, but somehow the comforting dribble of grease and cheese makes any stress just melt away (for you veggies out there- even a good veggie burger can work...sometimes). It has to be … Continue reading A Good Burger in London
Madrid or Barcelona?
So...who is the winner? Most would probably say Barcelona and it really is a fun city and very tourist friendly. I just spent a few days in Madrid and it is a 'quieter' city, but somehow struck me as more "Spanish". My last night there I had dinner with a woman from North Spain, and … Continue reading Madrid or Barcelona?
Disneyland for grown-ups.....or maybe in the spirit of Hunter S Thompson, Disney on acid. Either way Las Vegas is a very surreal place. Smack in the middle of a desert.....a bizarre oasis of global 'replicas' and fantasies. For some strange reason I like the place. I wouldn't stay more than a few days...I think the … Continue reading Vegas Baby!
Brief Moments in Barcelona
So....the glamourous life of working in far-flung locations. Someday I might experience that...in the meantime I tend to spend too much time in airline lounges and taxi cabs. For now, until I find the glamour, I do try to at least sneak out and enjoy the various places I travel to, even if it is … Continue reading Brief Moments in Barcelona
Sailing and snorkelling
After the shark feeding I was ready for a very lazy day on the Flying Cloud. Sailing, snorkelling…and of course, rum punch! No annoying Southern Families on this trip, just a nice family from Arkansas that accidentally ended up with Brendan’s waterproof camera. A group of Russians who insisted on pulling out a large Russian … Continue reading Sailing and snorkelling
Power boats, Wild Kingdom and shark bait
It claimed to be the adventure of a lifetime and while is was pretty damn fabulous I am hoping I still have yet to experience my adventure of a lifetime (and in any case for now that honor must go to my Paris ¬ Leningrad trip in 1991). Anyhow...the “Power Boat Adventure” from Paradise Island: … Continue reading Power boats, Wild Kingdom and shark bait
Rum punch and Kalik at the Fish Fry
Don't know the name of the hut....but it had a sign saying "Cold Ass Beers". How could we not sit down and have a beer. Brendan and I took a moment to marvel at the making of conch salad (raw conch, lots of onions, tomato, lime juice, orange juice and scotch bonnets) and then sat … Continue reading Rum punch and Kalik at the Fish Fry
The three part fish sale in the Bahamas
First off...I am glad I wore trainers as I didn't realise fish shopping would mean scrambling over fishing boats. I was on a mission for a grouper. Surprisingly, the only fish to be found in the supermarkets near where I am staying in Cable Beach is frozen and not likely to be caught anywhere near … Continue reading The three part fish sale in the Bahamas