excellent adventures in the UK

Rule Britannia

So, here’s some exciting news. In just under a month I’m heading off on an excellent adventure. I’m going to live in London for a while!

Yes, I’m probably about a decade late for this typical Australian rite of passage, but I’ve been busy with work and uni and the like… and I don’t think I’d be much chop working in a bar in Shepherd’s Bush. So, now’s the time! (more explanation here for those who still think I’m mad)

We’re taking a well earned break on the way, travelling via Singapore and a gorgeous island in Thailand, and touch down 2 July 2006.

At this stage, there are no set plans re: where to live, where to work and all of that malarchy. I wonder if I can ask you excellent people for your advice.

In particular, I’m keen to find out where the smart people work. The ones who are creative, intelligent and passionate. The ones who are inspiring to work with, who get to work on great projects, and where everyone looks forward to going to work every day. (Well, most days.. I’m a realist).
I’d also love to hear stories of adventures like this that you’ve had or that you’re having now (or that you’re planning) and lists of things that we *must* do / see / eat / drink / experience.

I’m going to try not to bore you too much with travel excitement on this blog, so we have a travel blog set up, if you’re interested.

30 sleeps to go!

Photo Credit: Malias on Flickr

3 Responses to “excellent adventures in the UK”

  1. James Governor May 17, 2006 at 4:58 am #

    scott mark said i shoudl track your blog.

    I would suggest you check out Saint John’s Bread and Wine, a little restaurant next to Spitalfields market. the market is well worth checking out and Saint John’s is just a fantastic restaurant and an “experience” in its own right. you can also, while you’r ein the area, check out Brick Lane- sometimes known as Banglatown becasue of the majority bangladeshi population.

    East London is better, more fun and cheap than West. i also recommend the Shoredith area for going out in the evening.

    the Last.FM, probablt the UK’s cololest web 2.0 firm, is based nearby in aldgate east, too

  2. Donna Maurer May 17, 2006 at 6:40 pm #

    Good luck! That sounds fun.

    Rotten timing though. I was hoping to meet up with you at one of the many speaking gigs I’m doing in Sydney over the next few months ;)

  3. leisa.reichelt May 20, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    hey James – thanks for stopping by and thanks for the great tips. I’ve not heard of that restaurant before and will definitely check it out :) I also agree that the east side looks like the side of town I’ll be spending most time in!

    hey Donna – i know! I was hoping to have the chance to meet up before we headed off. Nevermind, I’m sure we’ll bump into each other somewhere soon!

    more tips! more tips! anyone?