England

A Weekend Wander to Shakespeare Country, England

William Shakespeare, is probably the World’s most famous Poet and Play writer, so famous in fact, he has a country named after him. Well – sort of!  This past weekend, I got to visit it. Where is Shakespeare Country? South of Birmingham, North of Oxford, and nestled beside the Cotswolds is an area colloquially known as Shakespeare Country. It is not a...

Climbing to the top of Monument, London

When I was a child, I can recall the nursery rhyme song “London’s burning”. The lyrics were a simple four lines, repeated over and over again. It went like so: “London’s burning, London’s burning Fetch the engines, Fetch the engines. Fire, Fire! Fire, Fire!  Pour on water, Pour on water.” At the time, I had no idea of the...

Alternative breakfasts in London

They say Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I wholeheartedly agree. I love breakfast;  I often think about what I’ll have for breakfast, when I am going to bed. I also love dining out for breakfast. I love finding new places to indulge in a cooked breakfast, to set me up for the day. Having lived in London, for the past three months, the one thing...

Celebrating Holi Festival in London

It was slightly warm, Punjabi music was playing over the speaker system, and the colours; so many colours, were being thrown up in the air. Children were dancing and laughing together – it is Holi. Let’s celebrate! However, I am not in India. I am in London, at a small pop up event called Holi in the City, run by the staff at Cinnamon Kitchen, which is in...

3 free views of London

Visiting London is often on many a bucket list; with its varied history, and beautiful buildings, to the many attractions. The only downside; like many cities is, it is expensive. But, It doesn’t have to be. One thing I really love doing, is getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and seeing a view from up high, or afar. It gives you a different...

Flying over London, with Emirates Airline

London is an ever expanding city, and as such; it requires more transport options for its residents and visitors. One thing, that surprised me after moving to London a few weeks ago, was how easy it is to get around, and how easily you can be sucked into the mentality of the busy Londoner; running and pushing people out of the way for the 7.16am bus, which will...

Short term apartment rental in London

Often when you travel, accommodation can take up the bulk of your costs. So much so, that people are looking for alternative places, and ways of maximising their stay in a location. Although the need for hotels, will never vanish; there appears to be more of a demand for short term rentals, or holiday homes; a home away from home.   This past weekend, I became...

Why I can’t hack it as a London commuter

6am, my alarm shrieks and brings me back into reality. Surely it’s not time to get up yet? It’s the first day of my new job. I have returned to the UK to make some money to fund my next adventures. I shower, change, take out the rubbish bins, make breakfast and rush to make myself semi presentable. I was starting a new job after all. 6:41am, I leave the...

Visiting Bakewell, Derbyshire

During my recent trip to the UK over July/August 2013, I travelled a lot; mainly, as a lot of my friends and family are so spread out. Towards the end of my trip, I travelled to Chesterfield in Derbyshire, to see a good friend who I lived with for a few years. I met up with a number of friends during this trip, and in the end we decided to go off and explore the...

Being a tourist in London

I will always remember my first trip to London, I was 11, and I was my end of Primary school trip. I saved up for ages, all my birthday, Christmas and chore money. I also went and collected drinks cans to recycle for money. I remember being excited about seeing Big Ben for the first time, being in the west end at a theatre production and seeing the famous Buckingham...

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