London Road Trip

London Road Trip


We’re working people at Way Out Far, so we have to plan our travel carefully and are all too aware that we cannot provide exciting adventures to readers all the time. This is why we hope that you find past stories, such as the Mongol Rally and The Rickshaw Run fun and interesting to read while you wait for our next road trip. Right now, we are counting down the days until The Edinburgh Festival and we’ll be doing that journey by train. In the meantime, we thought that we would hit our local area for a London road trip to show you that you can take great trips close to home – especially in the UK.

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Dining at the speakeasy Dry Martini, Barcelona

Dining at the speakeasy Dry Martini, Barcelona

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As a rule, Way Out Far wouldn’t usually post about restaurants from the places we’ve been, unless it was really weird (we have to tell you about that yak’s milk tea that we had in Mongolia sometime) . There are a lot of other travel blogs that are so much better than us at that type of thing to be honest, but as I am not a full time travel blogger, I have to try and fit in my trips when I can and if I go away for work, it can get pretty difficult to try and keep my Way Out far hat on whilst doing my day job. As such, I don’t have much to share with you about Barcelona apart from this lovely restaurant.

It’s called speakeasy Dry Martini and it was opened in 2002 by master cocktail-maker Javier de las Muelas, located at the Dry Martini warehouse and it pays homage to the Prohibition era of 1920s America the USA. Interestingly enough every customer that orders a Martini can receive a signed certificate, with the millionth dry Martini being served in 2010.

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Five Things I Want to Do at The SXSW Conference in Austin

Five Things I Want to Do at The SXSW Conference in Austin

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Img: www.flickr.com/photos/stuseeger

The South by Southwest Festival (a.k.a SXSW) is an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin over nine days. It’s grown beyond expectations since its humble late-’80s beginnings as a regional showcase for musicians from the south-west corner of the United States. It’s the place for artists, companies and individuals alike to showcase their acts, films, products and get together to discuss these with like minded people over a taco and a cocktail.
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New York: The Power is Back on After Hurricane Sandy!

I couldn’t help but share this video of the reaction of New Yorkers as the power came back on in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Friday after Hurricane Sandy. You would have thought it was New Year’s Eve in Times Square!

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Video from HEAVYMETALKAREOKE 

Hurricane Sandy: Thoughts are With New York

Hurricane Sandy: Thoughts are With New York

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PHOTO BY MIA AQUINO/TWITTER

Wow – it’s crazy to think that New York had one of it’s most eventful nights this week with the landing of Hurricane Sandy (now labelled a post-tropical cyclone). Last week whilst we were there, the skies were blue and the thoughts of the storm were very much in the back of New Yorker’s minds, even though the news was telling them it was coming. Residents were more interested about the upcoming televised Presidential debate. Now 8 million residents remain without electricity across the east coast – although not north of 26th Street as you can see in the picture above.

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