Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Eagle has Landed

Landed in London late Monday after a chockfull Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong. Our minicab driver (reminded me of Arthur from Minder) gave us a cooks tour of London on the way to the hotel in the docklands. After some bangers and mash in house and a few lagers for MDR the dynamic duo collapsed in a heap. Time clocks are a bit out of whack, both up before 5am each morning so far. Both had a laugh when reading a welcome email from SB at 5am this morning, when SB expressed the hope that jetlag wasn't too much of a problem.

MB's first day exploring London via Thames Clippers to the Embankment, when disembarking encountered Cleopatra's Needle guarded by two sphinxes (as per photo). MB succumbed to some retail therapy, who could resist the shops in London? Then some culture at the British Museum, going to have to go back a few times to take it all in.

Bargain of the day was some absolutely fabulous fresh strawberries and raspberries for sale at the Embankment Tube station, £2.70 for both. So far the only thing that's cheaper than in OZ.... MDR has a free day today so will be doing the tourist thing today.

3 comments:

SB said...

Hey,

Great to hear from you. Glad everything went alright so far.
How was your Cathay flight except for being full? I still haven't booked my flight and have a cheap offer on Emirates as well, wondering which one to go with.

Yours

SB

MB said...

Hi SB, CX were excellent, good service, nice amenities and great catering. Can't compare to Emirates though, never travelled with that airline

SB said...

Hi MB,

most likely going to travel on CX because they seem to offer best value for money. Unfortunately I can't fly directly to Cairns on the cheap tariff, so will fly to sydney first and spend a few weeks there I guess.
Hope those ferries ever get to london, MDR can't be very happy...
Any plans regarding your travels around Europe yet?
If you let me know your hotels phone number I might be able to give you a call.

Yours

SB