Viva La Revolution!!

Camden Town Travel Blog

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So I got the call from Bondy telling me about an unofficial meetup that would be going down in Camden Town with the two of us, Wayne and possibly a few others. Now being a guy in the know, I was able to break Bondy's military code and knew that what he really had planned was the first official meeting of like minded revolutionaries under one flag....whatever flag El Presidente Bondy Guevara decides on that is.

As always, when I got to the airport, I checked myself into the airport bar and loaded myself up with enough whiskey so that I would be able to get past the idea of putting myself in a big heavy metal machine at 30,000 odd feet above the ground. For those of you who don't know me, I really do not like heights at all.

The Gorilla Tactician & El Presidente

After checking into my hostel, I met Bondy by Camden tube station and then all of a sudden I heard a great comotion amongst the crowd. I turned just in time to see Lori leaping through the air in my direction. I just looked at Bondy and told him thats what a real welcome is like! As ashamed as he was, he was still able to lead me towards the infamous London TB Hangout, Bar 55.

We made it in time for happy hour, so it buy one get one free for 2 hours. You're right, that is not enough time. We gave them a run for their money still! Unfortunately I got there a little late to meet the people who had come over from America, their flight was slightly longer than mine so they were fierce tired.

So here we were, the first official meeting of the Revolutionary leaders.

Matt & Wayne
We really should have picked a more private location to discuss our important plans but hey, 2-for-1 mojitos are definitely not to be passed up!

After Bar 55, Lori took us all to this really cool Brazilian bar and breezed past the waitress who tried to stop us. We soon realised that it was a restaurant. Silly Lori. We then went to some bar that Bondy had earlier described as a bar you do not wanna go to as its so tough. It certainly was not tough. We had great craic in there if only for laughing at Wayne's poor ability to be able to sit on a stool.

I was also amazed with how quickly Audrey & the Matts got to grips with the idea of me travelling with a light bulb named Bob. Audrey straight away asked if she could be in a photo with him. Matt was an early joiner into the Church of Bob's Enlightenment, the official religion of the Revolution.

It Looks Like Mark Is Beating Lori Up But Its Really The Other Way Around
Matt, as in the Matt who supports the rubbish football team of Everton, even tried to do a runner with Bob tucked away in his pocket.

Lori really must have been dying for some Brazilian bloke to sweep her off her feet as we soon went back to the Brazilian bar which should have stopped being a restaurant by now. Was really cool. I straight away got a round in of the heavenly caiprinhas that I survived on when in Brazil. To add a little interest to it, the bar man laced 3 of them with a double shot of absinthel. This proved too much for some of the men amongst us (see the photo of Wayne fast asleep to see what I mean). Before long, it was just myself, Lori & Scouse Matt still left hanging in there.

We had some more drinks and then off to KFC for some dinner. At this point I remembered Lori telling me that she wasnt gonna drink tonite...that changed as soon as we hit Bar 55.

As far as Revolutionary nights out go, and I have been to a few, this one was great one. Sure we didnt come up with any radical plans more daring than trying to stick Lori in a bin the next time we all meet and getting her trapped into a shame marriage with none other than the enigmatic leader that is Bondicus the First!!

A successful weekend so, well worth the flight over just for one night.

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The Gorilla Tactician & El Preside…
The Gorilla Tactician & El Presid…
Matt & Wayne
Matt & Wayne
It Looks Like Mark Is Beating Lori…
It Looks Like Mark Is Beating Lor…
The Lovely Anna
The Lovely Anna
Trying To Catch Lori Out...Didnt W…
Trying To Catch Lori Out...Didnt …
Bondy Contemplating Our Plans To S…
Bondy Contemplating Our Plans To …
Heres Looking At You Kid
Here's Looking At You Kid
Heres Looking At You Kid
Here's Looking At You Kid
Bob Getting Some Hot Lovin From Lo…
Bob Getting Some Hot Lovin From L…
Bob Has Experienced Many Things In…
Bob Has Experienced Many Things I…
Bob Being Worshipped By The First …
Bob Being Worshipped By The First…
Anna Having A Bright Idea
Anna Having A Bright Idea
Audrey Too!
Audrey Too!
Lori & Her Favourite Bulb Again
Lori & Her Favourite Bulb Again
Matt Trying To Do A Runner By Plac…
Matt Trying To Do A Runner By Pla…
Wayne Is Really Not Happy With Aud…
Wayne Is Really Not Happy With Au…
Bondy Guevara
Bondy Guevara
Such A Compromising Position....I …
Such A Compromising Position....I…
Peek A Boo
Peek A Boo
What a nice guy??

Gotta love th…
What a nice guy?? Gotta love t…
Getting His Rest In As He Had A Lo…
Getting His Rest In As He Had A L…
Poor Audrey Having A Great Convers…
Poor Audrey Having A Great Conver…
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