Yes... Querstrasse is the name of the street above which the apartment perches. I say it as: 'Queer Street' (GT doesn't like me calling it that!!) but it really means 'Street beside the Square'...and this is where I spent most of the day snuggled up and warm as it was raining and cold outside. I have put the visuals into my blog for those hectic days in Dubai so if you are interested you can go back to them and share my amazing memories!
Having decided to wine and dine at Alsterhauss, we rushed into town to discover that it was just about to close as it was nearly 20:00! Chris, Gary's workmate lives in this area, so having made a quick phone call whilst we huddled out of the rain and relentless, bitter wind, we found ourselves in a very welcoming, cosy Portuguese/Spanish restaurant called ......Oh darn....I've forgotten...I will check out what it was but it was named after a famous explorer who circumnavigated the world in his ship during its discovery and mapping....around Captain Cook time.!!!!!....(sorry, my History recall is not my strength)... anyway....the Tapas platter and Seafood Paella were sensational........and the ambience was certainly appreciated!
(PS: I have consulted Wikipedia for support and am now more informed:
The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama led an expedition at the end of the 15th century that opened the sea route to India by way of the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.
He was born about 1460 at Sines.
.....so, the restaurant was called: Vasco da Gama!)
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