Thursday, 18 September 2014

Rue Cremieux

Ever wanted to live in a sherbet coloured house with shutters and bright coloured doors? Weird… me too. This street was on my list to visit so that's a big TICK. Surprisingly it was a lot smaller than I expected and appeared in the middle of normal, unassuming streets. It just appears. Like the platform 9 and 3/4's. I wonder if the residents get sick of people photographing it though, posing on their door steps and Instagraming their homes (guilty).  I was happily minding my own business snapping away today when I noticed a man in one of the windows sitting with his back towards me. He gave me a fright at first but then when I realised he couldn't see me I continued to photograph his home. It wasn't until I walked back (and took a few more photos of his place just for good measure) that I realised his back was to the window because he was facing another person. Staring straight back at me. We locked eyes, then I shuffled on down the street to mind my own business and stay out of theirs.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Magnificent Mexicola

I have been wanting to visit Motel Mexicola for so so sooo long, and last week I finally got to go. T & I went on a one week "goodbye holiday" before I flew out to Paris. I planned the trip as a surprise which was successfully kept a secret for months. That was until 3 days before we flew out and a friend accidentally asked Tim if he was excited "to head to Bali?!?!". Secret ruined. But we still had a great time on our faux-second-honeymoon.

This little gem of a bar was high on my list purely for superficial reasons. Throw some clashing colours and patterns throughout a bar and I'm there. Plus who doesn't want mexican food whilst holidaying in Bali? We smashed the beers and ate quesadillas across the turquoise tiles and I was in pattern-loving heaven.

Find more info about this little marvel here - it's also worth a mention that the beers are served cold. As in sitting in a giant ice container behind the bar cold. And that is worth something in itself.

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