London Carlton Hotel
Travel Blogs from London
... as busy as they were last time I was there, but they weren't as nice as I remember. I don't know if maybe because it was so busy last time, I just assumed they would be nicer if they were quieter. It was still interesting to wander around, and a nice way to spend an afternoon.
For dinner that night we had hot pot! Szechuan Hot Pot is famous throughout China, and Daddy wanted to try it, so we asked the hotel for a recommendation, and ...
... it is easy to to notice two things. One, the ground is not that big. It is a standard size for English grounds but small compared to Australian grounds. Definitely smaller than Bellerive. The other obvious point is that the ground has a noticeable slope from one side to the other, about two and a half metres we are told. That's what assists a lot of blowers over here and Glenn McGrath particularly liked the slope on Lords.
The grandstands are not all ...
... burger but they were still good. Of course since we were in Greece we got baklava as dessert and that was definitely the best part.
After dinner we headed back to the hotel's rooftop bar and got to see the sunset, (another view that just cannot get old). After the sun went down it got pretty darn chilly and I had to change into sweats and a hoodie, and was utterly grateful at that moment that I had borrowed a hoodie from big sis in the UK to bring with me, otherwise ...
... belong in London.
After the movie, Laurence (who is now back from Spain), Katie and I went to The Rose in Pimlico for dinner and drinks. The food was pretty good... but sadly Laurence told us the LONGEST story in record history about how he had met 'the one' in Spain and was moving to Spain in August... frankly me and Katie just wanted the torture to end. But as a more generous thought- she does seem to be a really nice person- so happy for him. ...
... but involved long queues at passport control and filling out millions of damn landing cards: 2
Number of photos posed for with strangers who somehow thought scruffy white people were cool: at least 25
Number of photos surreptitiously taken by above strangers who didn't have the guts to ask us: countless
Length of time a bus takes to travel 15 miles in Fiji: 1 1/2 hours
Number of photos taken: 1,800
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