Among my friends, Rikke is the one who is most skeptical about foreign food. In addition to that, she doesn’t eat fish, lamb and lots of other stuff, which poses quite a challenge when I am travelling with her.
Sticks & Sushi never fails to impress and when it comes to playful takes on Japanese fusions, I don’t think you’ll find any better place in Copenhagen.
Butter…a restaurant with such a name must be predestined to serve amazing food. And it does. At least the Butter Restaurant in NYC. The décor is avant-garde with wooden panels and a large birch-forest picture at the end wall, and Butter has also got enough it-status to appear as the background restaurant in one of the Gossip Girl episodes.
We had read about Bloomie Nails in a guide book, but we couldn’t find the place, so we asked for directions, but a lot of people thought we meant Bloomingdales, not Bloomie Nails:)
When the sun beats down (which it actually did last Sunday), Central Park is a wonderful place to seek refuge in the middle of Manhattan’s concrete jungle. The park is very big, and if you have not been there before, renting a bike is a great way to see a lot of the park in a short while.
If you’re lazy, like Rikke and I, you can of course also take a guided pedicab tour instead. The tours cover most of the park, and you can sit back and relax in your pedicab seat. We were lucky and got a very entertaining guide who, among other stuff, could tell us how to avoid being eaten up by dinosaurs.
We made several short stops among which the Strawberry Fields quiet area, which pays tribute to John Lennon, was my favorite. Strawberry Fields is located in the western part of the park, only a short distance from John Lennon’s home, in front of which, he was shot down on December 8, 1980.
We also stopped in front of a fountain, which we were told was the one featured in the Friends intro, but a little online research later told us that it was a hoax. The fountain featured in Friends is located in Los Angeles.
Later, we met up for lunch with the other girls, who had rented bikes, and while they arrived all sweaty and red-faced, Rikke and I could take our seats at the table all chilled down.
The best thing about arriving late in Tokyo is that you get a maximum dose of neon lights, beep sounds and swarms of people right from the start. We got off the train at Shibuya station, and from the walkway we could enjoy a full view of the chaotic Shibuya crossing.
You haven’t really been to Las Vegas unless you visit a strip club. However, strip clubs with male performers are a little sparse, and I’m not really into staring at naked ladies, so it was either Chippendales at Rio or Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur. Confession: I’ve been to both. Here’s my story about when my sister and I went to watch Thunder From Down Under.