Yesterday we started out in Mall of the Emirates, where we had lunch with a view to the indoor ski slope. Afterwards, we visited the Gold Souk, which is in the old part of Dubai. We had only just stepped out of the taxi before we were bombarded with offers to buy fake Rolex watches and replica handbags.
Cheesecake Factory is one of those places that never lets you down and even though some might say that Cheesecake Factory just another chain restaurant without a soul, to me Cheesecake Factory is the essence of much of what I love about USA.
When we were visiting Los Angeles in September, Rikke and Tina noticed this nice-looking place, Aroma Bakery & Cafe on Sunset Blvd. Though, it was not until our last day in LA that they finally managed to convince Poul and I to join them for breakfast there. It was quite a shame that we did not get there earlier, since Aroma Bakery & Café turned out to be a wonderful place.
I really like the dynamic vibe of Los Angeles, and I’m fascinated by how fast things change in this otherwise very laid-back city. Since last time I was in Los Angeles, Ketchup on Sunset Blvd. has been closed down, which is such a shame since the concept was great and I would have recommended it anytime.
When we were in LA, we drove down to Santa Monica Beach one of the days. The weather was great, so we spent a couple of hours on the beach, working on our tans, before we went for a walk on Santa Monica Pier. I spotted a place selling funnel cake, so I convinced the others to join me for this super tasty treat.
Tokyo is one of my favorite cities in the world, but it’s been a while since my last visit. Man, I need to go back! Though until I’m able to board the next flight to the land of sushi and sake, I’ll have to make do with what I find along the way. Such as Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.
After the wedding ceremony at Little White Wedding Chapel, we had a couple of hours until the dinner, so we all went back to the hotel. Rikke and Tina brought a bottle of champagne, so we could make a proper wedding toast.