Eurotrip: January 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


We decided to head to Brighton on Sunday after a quiet Saturday night, it was a really good day. We walked along the beach and onto the famous Brighton Pier. It was pretty cold and windy but was worthwhile getting out of London.

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Australia Day London - 2007

I headed to work as usual, even though none of the other Aussies at work made it in. I finished up at 3pm and headed to the Temple Walkabout only to find out it was full with a massive lineup. So after that we headed to the Red Back which had no line, we also got a free shirt on entry and £1 drinks so it was a good decision. We partied there till around 11pm then headed back to the house party at the mansions. I have never seen so many people in our flat at one time, I think I counted 30 at one stage, overall it was a great day.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Snow in London!

We were woken up by Tegan at 6am to shouts of excitement, yelling at us to look out the window. To our surprise there was at least 2 - 3 inches of snow everywhere and it was still coming down. We eventually headed outside and went into Gunnersbury Park, it was amazing. We walked around for about half an hour enjoying the picturesque views, it was a pity it was mid week and I had to head off to work. We might be lucky and get some more snow later this week but it doesn't look too promising.

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France and Belgium Roadtrip

Last Friday after work Adam, Brendan, Paul and myself headed off on a roadtrip to Lille in France for the weekend. Brendan has a mate called Teddy living there so we had our own guide and interpreter which was great. We eventually made it into Lille after getting the eurotunnel across.

We headed out that night to check out the local club scene.The first thing we saw was some french dude getting bitch slapped by a bouncer right in front of a police car, they didn't seem to care. We then headed inside the venue and drank out of these weird 2 litre beer taps that you can take wherever you want in the bar. They also seemed to love english 80's music even though they could only sing the main lines. We had a great night, Adam was shockingly hungover in the morning and couldn't make it with the rest of us to a little Belgium town just over the border. After sampling a fair few Belgium beers we headed back picked up Adam and went out again.

The next day I came down with a shocking case of food poisoning and was sick all day, couldn't even get out of the car to visit the monuments on the Western Front at Ypres. After getting some anti-nausia tablets I started to feel a fraction better but not before I threw up about 100 times, in the hotel, on the freeway and the streets of France and Belgium. I wasn't back to normal till Wed the next week. Beware of dodgy French cuisine!

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