The famous Duck & Waffle - but the house bread was much more memorable. I would say it was the best bread I've had in my life so far! I should post up photos of the view but I left my hard drive in my room (currently posting this from my hotel in Paris). Shall edit this post when I go back.
I had to book a month in advance to make sure I'd be able to take my mum here when she was visiting. She loved it, though we had swap seats because she was getting dizzy from the view. Great ambiance, food and service. Highly recommend it!
I am going to Paris tomorrow for work and will be there until Saturday. I haven't been since October when my mum came to visit. Looking forward to it again! I'll have the Saturday free to roam around, take photos and, of course, eat, until I hop on the train back to London in the evening.
The week after will be the Easter break and I'm flying to Glasgow to drive around Northern Scotland for four days. We plan to go to Loch Lomand, Loch Ness, Skye, Inverness, Pitlochry, Stirling and then back to the airport. It'll definitely be a different kind of trip, one where we will be immersed in nature, away from the city grind. Ah, perfect timing.
Two weeks after Scotland, I have a trip to Lisbon and then in May, during the bank holiday, a trip to Krakow & Warclaw in Poland!
To be honest, Bruges wasn't on my list of places to visit and I only went because my friend, Jenny, asked if I wanted to join her to check out the Christmas markets there. I'm glad I tagged along for the weekend! This is a small city where you can aimlessly wander around only to be captivated by its nature, charming architecture and serene canals, especially in perfect weather. It's the ideal destination for a peaceful weekend away.
I also watched 'In Bruges', starring Colin Farrell, before the trip to get a taste of Bruges (I tend to watch movies that are set in a city I am going to visit). It's a good movie, lots of black humour.
Of course, being in Belgium, we stuffed our faces with mussels, fries, waffles and chocolate... really...good...chocolate.
Walking around the historical Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter)
Breakfast at Cup & Cake. We found this cafe as we walked down the street from our hotel looking for a place to eat. We went back every single morning. It was soooo good.
The Sagrada Família is, so far, the most impressive cathedral I have seen in Europe. I could not believe how detailed the facade was, how a human being can come up with this unique architectural design on such a grand scale and then build it with such minute, detailed carvings - and this all commenced from 1882 (thanks, Wiki). Incredible. It's a must-visit. Gaudi is a genius.
More of Gaudi's genius-ness.
Barcelona, 4-7 September 2014.
My birthday is on 7 September so the night before we went to a Flamenco show, ate Paella, tapas and drank Sangria! Not a bad way to enter my late-twenties I'd say.