The Desmond Hotel
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... espresso machine. We see down a side street a "Cafe", unusual in the USA. We go in, it is dark, there are Turkish pillows on the seats and hookah pipes on the table. We ask the owner warily if we can get a coffee, he replies “Only espresso or cappuccino, I don’t serve that drip ****”. All seems good.
Over two coffees each plus the house speciality of homemade Tiramisu, we have a long discussion with Mohammed the owner. He is from Palestine, has lots ...
... lunch to have in the car! I met with Gretchen at her clinic, there were lots of interesting patients who were really interested in my role and what I have learnt from the American health care system. Started at 7 and finished at 7, that was my first and last 12 hour shift, I could barley function after it! So we got Chinese in boxes on the way ...
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We leave next Monday 8/20 on United #66 from PHL to SFO, then #863 from SFO to SYD, landing in Sydney 630am on Wednesday 8/22 at 630am, (430pm Eastern Tuesday 8/21). Yes, the east coast of Australia is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern US.
We only have a quick stop for a day in Sydney to get prepared and do a little walking around. Then we fly up to Cairns ...
... that. I walk briskly to the subway, past apartments, warehouses and industrial buildings with still- dark windows. There are a few cars and trucks on the road, as this is Brooklyn after all. I rush into the L-train subway terminal and take my place next to a few commuters. Luckily the train arrives in a short time. Now I knew I had to get to Penn Station to get the Amtrak but didn't really know how far or close Penn Station was. Oh well. I get off at the ...
... and as soon as we got there I heard the distinct lilt of the Welsh accent. In Newport RI was a group of women from Newport South Wales. We hugged and chatted as old friends. Automatically bound together by Joe’s ice cream, the mumbles and Port Albert. They were visibly disappointed not to have known my parents, as they knew Abergavenny and therefore assumed they’d know them. The world is small, but really ladies?
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility