Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kwak being consumed! Claire really enjoyed this beer .... ahh beer.

Porky goodness from a truck full of spitroasts!

Deli heaven in brussels

Claire eating Godiva chocolate coated strawberries from the Godiva Chocolate shop in the Grand Market square in Brussels

This is a Kwak beer very cool glass and it comes in a stand!

Chocolate and Beer this is what Belgium is famous for.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi everyone we are back in Australia we will do a write up of the last few weeks and add some more pics over the next couple of days stay tuned!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sun sun sun ..... that is what is awaiting in Thailand! but what of the advetures of the last week or two?? We have had a good relaxing time here in England. We took a plane to Brussels in Belguim last weekend, the trip was really good but I have to say that Begium is let down in big way by the French speaking people! they would have to be the rudest people on the planet! but that is enough of that. We arrived on friday and had a bite to eat in the Grand Market place lunch was ... well ... interesting to say the least the menu that was thrown down on the table was in french and dutch and the waiter was unwilling to assist us with thetranslations even though he spoke fluent english. So I ordered 'toast canibale' (I know what toast is) it came out to the table four halfs toast with some salad on the side. Spread on the toast was a mixture of raw beef and pork mince with some capers and parsley. So being the culinary evil kanevil that I am I ate it, even Claire gave it a go. I wasnt bad it was actually quite bland ... so I splashed some tabasco over it and cleaned it up! Over the next couple of days we checked out the city and went on a day trip to Brugge which is an old town towards the coast. We enjoyed the beer and chocolate in Belgium. On our last night we went into a little pub and met some really cool people, a newspaper editior from Norway and a couple from Antwerp. We spent a couple of hours talking and laughing with these guys and before long I had consumed about six beers (good beers) I didnt think this was alot but the beers came in litre glasses! woo hoo.
We then came back to England and headed to North Wales to visit the relatives, who were most welcoming! we had a really good time it was good to catch up with family that I have not seen for around 9 years! We were welcomed in to the Ogwen valley by a snow storm, Claire was not to impressed and asked me where on earth I thought I was taking her. The weather did not really improve the entire time we were in Wales but it did not snow on us again!
We left North Wales on friday and travelled to Clutton which is between Bristol and Bath. This is where Tracy and Russ have bought their pub the 'Railway Inn' we spent the night with Tracy and Russ and had a really good time there pub is really cool! I while there I had some traditional english 'faggots' you may laugh but Russ recomended them! (they were not to bad).
We are back with Claires loverly friends Tess and Grahams and are having dinner with them tonight before we fly to bangkok for phase four of the adventure! see you soon! Photos to follow shortly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Claire and I went on a drive through Brooklyn one evening and this is a night shot of Manhatten Island, New York. We saw the Black Eyed Peas were playing live in Time Square this night, only played one song but it was still pretty cool!

I some how thought Samuel would be taller and ..... bigger I reckon I could kick his arse! or melt him with a match (he was made from wax after all).This was in LA

While walking around New York you see these patrol cars everwhere, I had to take a photo becuase I really believe that the Tasmania Police force could benefit from these. I would also like to see CSI Deena rock up to a job in one of these bad boys!
Hello everyone - still in England at our friends place in Winchester. Winchester is a typical old style English town, small streets, old churchs and the like. We are relaxing really not doing a great deal. We are heading to Brussels for a long weekend - I am looking forward to some good beer and old gothic buildings! should be awesome. The weather he has been very grey! typical I suppose and averaging around a sub tropical 10 degrees. I have been hearing some pretty shit news from home about work which has taken the shine off my little adventure some what. Not much I can do from all the way over here and what I would like to do would probably see me unemployed when I get home!
I hope everyone is ok, I will have some more exciting stories to add on my return from Brussels over and out. (oh the beer here is still warm!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is in Central Park New York as you can see it wasnt tropical!

Pizza this bad boy was about 1 metre across you can work out the size by doing the 3.14 pie r square thing if you want.

Dont know what this statue was called but I have seen it on the movies a few times so we thought we would take some photos of it. It was on a little island of Manhatten ... nice views

This is the entrance to were the oscars were ... heaps of people.