Top 5 Things to Do in Nottingham, UK

Made infamous by the tales of Robin Hood as the lair of the outlaw’s archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, the city itself is a lovely distraction away from the smoke and hustle of London. It’s an easy 2 hour train ride from London to Nottingham station, and from there, the city and surrounds are easily…

Calling on King Henry at Hampton Court Palace, United Kingdom

A royal jaunt to Hampton Court Palace On a day trip from London to Hampton Court Palace, the weather rewarded us with a gorgeous, sunny, hot summer’s day. Or at least, as warm as you can get here in England. One must be thankful for small favours. It’s only a short 30 minute ride from…

A few of my favourite day trips from London

Dr Samuel Johnson once said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” but a trip away from London town can be just the ticket every now and again. There is a lot more to the United Kingdom than just London, and if you have a few extra days in…

A few of my favourite foods: London

London is a wonderful place for foodies, filled with Michelin starred restaurants, hidden kitchens and supperclubs. British cuisine has seen somewhat of a resurgence; instead of boiled cabbage, chefs are foraging in the heaths, harvesting fresh cockles, picking wild mushrooms. However, nothing beats the classics. Here are a few of my favourite foods from London….

A few of my favourite walks: London

London’s beauty only fully reveals itself when you take to her streets. There’s nothing quite like feeling the centuries of history underneath your feet as you wander down a cobblestone alley or as you try to imagine what Dickens saw as he strode down the same streets, decades ago. Here a few of my favourite London walks….

Easter traditions from around Europe

Happy Easter! Arguably, Easter is a far more important Christian holiday than Christmas, as Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, one of the fundamental beliefs of the religion. Around the world, different countries, communities, and cultures celebrate Easter in their own unique ways. Even in Europe, Easter traditions can differ wildly – we visit England, Germany…

A few of my favourite things: London

My first time in London, I was 16. Ready to fall in love. Ripe for an epiphany. And the epiphany was this: one day I would live here, in this global city.  One day I would be a Londoner, and walk with quick, sure, knowing steps through the winding, maze-like warren of tube stations, down…

Surf’s up in Newquay, UK

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to have stayed out till one in the morning, especially since we had to be up at the ungodly hour of half past three to catch our morning flight to Newquay. The airport was heaving – the school holidays had just begun and families were leaving ol’…