Barcelona, Spain

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Spain was our 2nd and final stop in Europe before coming back to Hong Kong. We had an entire week in Barcelona and had a few days to kick back and do some sightseeing and touristy stuff before the Off Sonar events started.
Barcelona was beautiful, personally I thought it was very quintessentially European. Quaint stone pavements and old architecture here and there.
My favourite stops were our morning visits to La Boqueria a local market off La Rambla where you can literally buy any type of food, cooked, raw, combination fruit smoothies and juices to spices with little bar/restaurant in the back serving tapas and paella.
My other faves were the Gaudí Church, Sagrada Família, absolutely stunning and crazy to think that it’s still being built (unfortunately we didn’t get to go to the park because it was at capacity- book ahead!)
Then of course was the Off Sonar events at Poble Espanyol a lovely little afternoon/early evening spot to chill, listen to some tunes (although the disco kept popping up which caught me off guard, maybe its a European thing?) Out of all the music gigs, venues, tunes, vibe- Club Bloc was banging. The club had this grimy, minimal, industrial look with huge concrete pillars- and literally no decor, which was perfect.
Can’t wait to go away again!

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Brighton, UK

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Brighton was a blast as usual, fabulous local food, wicked shopping and a really chill vibe. London was pretty busy for us as we wanted to get loads done (which we did, bosh). So Brighton was our chill out stop before the hectic adventures we were about to embark on in Barcelona. Last year we missed Gentlemen’s Dub Club at Outlook in Croatia and during cheeky walk through the lanes we spotted a flyer that said they were playing that night at Concorde2! Result! We went and it was brilliant, sound was great and the energy was even better.
The laid back attitude and the funky antique and clothing shops and Chippy’s right on the beach make it my favourite place in the UK. I was so stoked to see family while I was in the UK, I was sooo good to be back.

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London, UK

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UGH, It was SO GOOD to go back to London! I missed it loads and the weather was beautiful while we were there, warm in the day and slightly colder at night , I say slightly but for a Hong Konger, it was freezing and we certainly weren’t really prepared for that as we pretty much packed for 35c weather so I had to buy jeans and a sweater; not a bad excuse at all!

I hadn’t been back in almost 10 years so it was so nice to have a wonder and do touristy things and be able to stay with my family who I haven’t seen in years so it was like going back home.

We went to the National History Museum, The Hunterian Museum, did the Jack the Ripper Tour, went to Camden Town, Berwick, Shoreditch and loads more. The one place that I wanted to go to was a museum of artefacts of serial killers and murders which included weapons and possessions but unfortunately it was only open for police for research-ha.
Ah, London, I’ve really missed you.
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