Food 2007 – Brussels

November 2007 – Brussels (Food, Glorious Food!) OK, so here’s the perennial food-lover’s dilemma in the UK. It’s lunchtime (or dinnertime) and you haven’t packed something to eat or bought something to cook. You want to go out. Your choices tend to be incredibly polarised. You don’t want to spend much? Well, there’s the greasy…

Travel 2007 – Hong Kong, Day 10

Tuesday, 20th November 2007 – Hong Kong, Day 10 Tuesday got off to an even slower start than Monday, largely because it had all caught up with us finally. With a 4pm checkout time courtesy of my Priority Club Ambassador membership, we were in real hurry. We finished up sorting the photos so they could…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Hong Kong, Day 9

Monday, 19th November 2007 – Macau, Hong Kong, Day 9 Bloody BMW… Their post race party was very, very good indeed, which was why when I woke up I felt as if someone had sandpapered my eyeballs, my throat was sore and clogged and my nose was horribly blocked up. I could have used several…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 8

Sunday, 18th November 2007 – Macau, Day 8 I made another early start on Sunday, figuring that it might be interesting to get out for the warm up at 8 am and take some pictures of the WTCC cars as well as our boys. So I set the alarm for 7, got up, and gulped…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 7

Saturday, 17th November 2007 – Macau, Day 7 Saturday used to be the day we didn’t have to do much. Saturday was entirely given over to the motorcyclists (who are all certifiably insane – these, after all, are also the men who race in the Isle of Man TT), and the demented locals, most of…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 6

Friday, 16th November 2007 – Macau, Day 6 Again we went out to take photos on a corner, though this time we took all our kit to the press office first. Then we grabbed the first available press shuttle bus and went to Hospital Hill, somewhere neither of us had been before. We got there…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 5

Thursday, 15th November 2007 – Macau, Day 5 After a latish night on Wednesday it was a bit of a shock to have to get up early and haul ourselves out to the track. However, a bit of research with the map the day before had proven to us that we were about a 15…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 4

Wednesday, 14th November 2007 – Macau, Day 4 Wednesday as ever was the day when things really kicked off. We made a reasonably early start, but Glyn was missing in action this time, having overslept, That’s what he gets for turning up a day later than us. The same effect 24 hours later! So Lynne…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 3

Tuesday, 13th November 2007 – Macau, Day 3 After a bit of a lie in (we took a sleeping pill each and didn’t wake up till after 10 – the second night of the trip is always the one where the time difference does your brain in, we find), we got up eventually, got ourselves…

Travel 2007 – Macau, Day 2

Monday, 12th November 2007 – Macau, Day 2 We got up latish, breakfasted, then mostly pottered in town, trying to sort out a few bits and pieces and run some errands. In this we had varying levels of success. A trip to the New Yoahan department store (which we had expected to find gone –…