A boat passes the London EyeCurrently in the land of milk and honey, we are now in the city that never sleeps, New York. Before I begin babbling to no end about how fascinating this city is and how enchanted I am by what New York has to offer, I will go back in time three days ago and talk about our brief visit in London.

The picturesque BarnesIt was just perfect. On our way here, we decided to stop off in London, a city that occupies a special place in my heart. We stayed three days with my very good friend Pilar in Barnes (right), which is probably one of the most picturesque suburbs in the city. We had such a wonderful time and Pilar was just the most perfect host. She dined us and she wined us, taking us all over the place.

A moment in Times SquareAmong some of the places we visited was Madam Taussaud’s Wax Museum, the London Eye (the main image on the left), the Tate Modern museum, Leicester Square, Millennium Bridge and Richmond. Although I lived for a year in this city back in 2002 during my Masters, I just can never get enough of it. It always pulls me back.

Now here in New York, things cannot be more exciting. From Time Square (on the right) to the Empire State Building, Central Park and Rockefeller Centre, I feel I’m in one huge, long Hollywood movie. I can’t believe I’m actually here wandering the streets of a city I’m so familiar with thanks to myriads of New York-based films I’ve seen.

Anyway, I will write more about the Big Apple when I beat this jet lag. Yeah, it is bad. I can’t seem to adjust this stubborn body clock of mine. Today we have a day of excitement ahead of us including a Sex and the City Tour. Yes, I’m a huge — and proud — fan of this show. I will write more as time allows.