Wow, my trip was amazing! I actually arrived early last Sunday morning. The airport waiting sucked! Lol, including 9 hours at the airport, half of which was due to a delayed plane. We traveled for almost 23 hours that day, we got up 7 got to London airport then went to Dublin then waited for that flight and then to New York. Worst part was the baggage carousel got jammed and that was another 30-45 minutes of waiting,and of course the US Customs agents were their usually shitty selves.
BUT the Trip was FUNN!!! Stayed on my friends farm, travel with a good friend of mine who is great travel companion too! Only travel with friends that are also good travel companions, otherwise you could be in for a long trip. Ireland was super green and beautiful, very lush. Saw a rainbow the first day I went there and yes there will be pictures soon! Met a goat named Pan Pan, he was hilarious, goats are so funny. And cows also have their brand of hilarious too, because since I found out goats are the leaders, all the male cows followed Pan Pan, a male goat. So, when ever he came to say hello to us, a heard of cattle that he shared the field with also came along. It was totally South Park; when you have 15 cows 10 feet from you staring at you as if they are about to say something. Ha, it was so much fun. I got to eat these mini bangers, holy shit were they good. I know they are absolute crap for you body, but damn they are total crackilous meat fun! We actually didn't spend that much money actually. Our friends in Ireland invited many other guest to help celebrate Summer Solstices, so the with no rent to pay and very evenly spread out collective food and beer and wine budget we all chipped into, I spent very little euros. By the time I got to London I had some money to play with!
Especially since were are only there for 3 days and staying with another friend, how much damage could we do? I did spend over 80 pounds in the Atlantis Book Store, got lots of great books, most of the were pretty unique and from independent publishers. The rest of my money I pretty much spent on food and that wonderous cask ales they have in London. Holy Shit the beer was good! I definitely had my fill. First night I had 4-5 pints, which was like over a 6 pak and not week stuff too. I was full to the brim with this delicious Vietnamese food we are earlier, but I just could not stop drinking Mad Goose Ale, it just tastes so damn good. Plus I was tipping the cute bartenders, which is an oddity in London, but the beer was good and they were always cheerful when they poured it for me, why shouldn't they benefit?
We at a really cool expensive restaurant "Dans Le Noir?" near Camden, you eat it complete utter pitch darkness. And you have a blind person lead you around. It was so much fun and yes it totally enhances the taste of the food and you get to really really listen to your friends. With little visual distractions you really taste the food and you really heard your friends conversations. I wish there was one in New York. I got the fish menu, had mussuels in a tomato sauce, scallops in white wine, then for main sea bass in sauce peanut satay, green scallops in tahnini sauce, red mallet served with a seafood risotto. Dessert was hollowed out chocolate cups with ice cream in them, this delicious cook and sauted apple slices, and an insanely tasty brownie. And Yes I ATE with my fingers, knife and fork are ridiculously hard to use in the dark if you are not used to it. Hell, supposedly my friends flashed their tits at me, but its not like I could tell, lol. I mean you could be eating dinner with a room full of nudists and not know the difference. We paid for our friend's meal, the total came to a whopping 133 pounds, which is a liitle of 200 dollars! But hell how often do you get to eat and experience such a unique and fun meal and yes the food was definitely tasty. Karl our blind guy was really cool, I liked him. We tour by river taxi when ever we could it was awesome. One day we met a friend who was on London on a book tour with her London lover, who was this older guy who helped build up major parts of Camden Market.
For those who are not familiar with Camden Market it dwarfs any super mega shopping mall in America, but like 3 or four times. This place is so massive its insane. But it lots of small shops, many out in the open, and helluva a lot cooler than any lame shopping mall here. I never saw so many ethnic food stands. One part has a long row of places where you can sit and eat, the chairs are the seats of motor scooters. Oh so many things I can even write them all down, had drinks in this massive expensive restaurant called Gilagmesh, takes up a lot of Camden Market, all nature wood inlways and actually huge bronze walls depicting the epic tale, complete lapis lazuli , actually lapis bar top. SO outta control, delcious cocktails, I had an fig liqour mixed with apples, very good. Also this Cyber Robot Tech place, its is so cyber tech, no store can compete, so much metal, flasy colored outfits, have matrix, half cyborborg, half rave, half robocop, it was insane. The guy who told me I could not take pictures was this doo with a shocking green mowhaw, green tights, magenta short shorts, and these insane glasses.
Phew, may type more later, gonna take break and finish some chores I need to do. Yes, I am calling them chores even though its just me here, someone gotta tell me what to do.