London is known for many things and while there are the glamourous things to see like the Buckingham palace and MI5 building, there is also a more artsy and expressive side of London.
Many know of Shoreditch and Brick lane – home to the hipsters and some great graffiti and artwork.
Continue reading “The Best of London’s Street Art”
Most people associate Oxford with the infamous Oxford University (sorry Mom that I didn’t decide to get my degree here) and of course, Harry Potter. Spending a day in Oxford allows you enough time to walk around the city centre and take in the great architecture. Continue reading “Oxford’s Gem – Pitt Rivers Museum”
There is an isle, kissed by a smiling sea,
Where all sweet confluents meet: a thing of heaven,
A spent aërolite, that well may be
The missing sister of the starry Seven. – Alfred Austin
We spent a full day in Capri, although I regret not spending more time here. I plan to come back to this beautiful island in the summer and explore the blue grotto and sail out to sea.
Continue reading “Capri – Paradise on earth”
First of all, Merry Christmas everyone. I trust it was full of love, alcohol and calories. Now, not that the feast has ended with the boxing day weekend, I thought I would help kick start the road back to healthy indulgence.
Here is a simple, quick and easy couscous salad recipe that you can pair with your leftover turkey today. It does not only look like Christmas but tastes like it too thanks to the juicy and cheerful pomegranates. Continue reading “Festive Couscous Salad recipe”
Growing up in Singapore I was surrounded by food and smells that I dearly miss in Europe. Luckily for me, I live in such a metropolitan city where I can find almost anything!
I always say that I should save everything I can get in Singapore for when I go back to visit, that way I really look forward to it that much more. However, I, like many others, have a few products that are on my “bring this back to England” list. I asked a few of my other fellow travel bloggers who live away from “home”( I am referring to the country you were born and grew up in), what they always take back. Continue reading “Home away from Home”
If you are cursed with the gift of feeling ill everytime you travel on the road then welcome to my world. However, I have never let this curse stop me from jumping on a bus and exploring. Whether it is through the winding roads of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, the snake path in Manchester or the narrow bends of the Amalfi coast with a steep drop next to me, I soldiered through with very near death/sickness encounters.
Dealing with this for the 24 years I have lived on this beautiful planet has allowed me to find methods that help prevent motion sickness. This is tried and tested guys! Continue reading “Top 5 Tips on preventing motion sickness”
Everyone’s got their own versions of Christmas. Whether its wearing Christmas jumpers and watching Love actually or heading to church for midnight mass, there are always a few traditions that never get old. Growing up in Singapore, most of my Christmas’s were warm and spent surrounded by my large family on the 25th with a traditional roast turkey and then gambling with cards ( this is not a Singaporean tradition, but our family one). Whilst I loved those gatherings, they didn’t quite compare to the Christmas’s we occasionally had at our Grandparents'(Oma and Opa) in Germany. Being inside a warm house while its cold outside, drinking all types of home-made liquor. Eating my grandmother’s home made Christmas cookies (Weihnachtsgebäck) and listening to her talk about how long she slaved in the kitchen to make these and that if we bought them in stores they would cost 3euros for a small bag and not taste as heavenly. Continue reading “Germany’s prettiest medieval Christmas Market”
Planning your trip to the Amalfi coast can sometimes be quite stressful, especially because you want to see everything! We had 4 days in Italy and wanted to make the most of it by visiting Pompeii, Amalfi coast and Capri. It was very ambitious, but we actually did it and it all went quite smoothly. Surprisingly, most of the buses and trains we planned to get were all on time, despite the notorious stories we heard about punctuality in Italy.
We decided to base ourselves in Sorrento which lay somewhat between all our “must-sees” and if you want to avoid moving from hotel to hotel with your backpacks, I suggest you do the same thing. Continue reading “The best way to explore the Amalfi Coast”
Ever wondered what its like to float in the clouds? I imagine it is quite magical, just like Ravello, tucked on the edge of the cliffs of the Amalfi coast. I just got back from a wonderful break in Italy and when we did our tour around the Amalfi,the clouds were hovering low. Whilst I was hoping for sunny clear skies, the clouds and mist added to the charm of Ravello. This is where I imagine the roman god Jupiter roaming the cobbled streets.
Continue reading “Ravello, Villa Cimbrone – In the clouds with the Romans”
It’s been nearly 15 months since I moved to London and I have had so many ups and downs in this eccentric, beautiful city. The main stress of London is your living situation. Because the demand is so high, many private owners and agencies can get away with so much more than in any other city in the UK and unfortunately, 80% of the time you just have to accept that. The rent (of a room in a house share) costs a fortune with the average being £550-£600 a month in zone 2/3 and £700 in zone 1- obviously depending on the type/age and size of accommodation. Continue reading “Living in London – What to expect, be aware of and tips”