Twelve - Rooms, Parks, Critters, and Margaritas
Displeased with our current hotel, I woke early and set off for an
Internet cafe for some quick research. There was a place right around
the corner from our current location, so I paid it a visit and inspected
a room before booking. It was a huge improvement and the girl at the
front desk was quite helpful in arranging a room. The Duke
of Leinster proved to be an excellent
choice and we quickly made the switch and then went for an eggs and
While Fai prepped for the day, I ventured out to Kensington
Gardens once again, taking note of some water
foul, before exploring nearby
streets and happenings.
Meerkats on the Lookout at the London Zoo
(Click to Enalrge)
For our last day in London, we thought we'd spend some time with the
critters at the London
Zoo. It was a very warm and clear day, and we very much enjoyed
the animals and terrific weather.
Retunring to Notting Hill, we stumbled across a Tex-Mex place called
Tequila that looked inviting. We sat by an open-air window and ordered
up a pitcher of margaritas and tortia chips. For dinner, we both had
the chicken and prawn fajitas, which were delicious.
As it would happen, the man sitting at the table next to us was the
owner. We spoke with him a bit about the fine food and our trip before
he moved along to the back. As we were preparing to leave, he sent
over a couple complementary shots of tequila, which I enjoyed much
more so than Fai.
The rest of the day was dedicated to browsing some shops and buying
magazines for the flight. We found a great little pub called The Porcupine,
where we spent the evening enjoying drinks (for me) and dessert (for
It was an energetic twelve days, visiting three major cities, and
enjoying lots of food, drink, scenery and culture. The time passed
far too quickly. I hope to return to the region soon.
London, Dublin, Paris