After my latest trip in February this year, I have now been to Paris a whole three times – only two of which I actually remember since the first time I was 11. Despite multiple visits, I have yet to do anything that’s particularly off the tourist trail but since I’ve loved my visits to Paris I’m going to share my incredibly touristy activities anyway.
I love a good rooftop. There’s something about having a drink up high that gives it more of a sense of occasion. Plus if it’s a well positioned rooftop you might even get some quite nice views. Thankfully, Bucharest is not short of rooftop bars and cafes and during my six month stay in the city, I discovered four of them.
I do not pretend to be any kind of authority on Dublin. If you add together the total of my hours spent in the city, it would equal less than a week. Still, having been a couple of times now, I figure I can at least share my highlights: Continue reading “Four Highlights of Dublin”
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a lot of love for Berlin. You might say that I am a little bit obsessed. I love the abandoned places turned into something new, the street art, the bars, the museums and, very importantly, the food. In particular, the currywurst: a bratwurst sausage covered in curry sauce. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
I don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone for me to say that I have a bit of a sweet tooth – much like the majority of people. I love me some sugar. I equally love the savoury stuff too. I just basically want all of the food. Thankfully, in London, that is not a problem: there’s plenty of both. In particular, there is an infinite amount of bakeries and cafes that serve up every sweet treat you could want – from cupcakes and cookies to macarons and giant milkshakes. (If you are looking for something more of the coffee and cake variety then check out this post as well)!
Continue reading “15 of London’s Sweet Treats”
Updated: May 2020
I’m not sure I could ever pick just one favourite type of food but if I had to then pizza would definitely be a strong contender. I mean, I think everyone can agree that pizza is the best. Although I am, and always will be, the ultimate fan of a Domino’s and Netflix night in, I do on occasion also like to leave the house for my pizza and thankfully London provides many options for doing so.
If there is one thing that London is not short of, it’s coffee shops. And if there is one other thing that London is not short of, it’s places for good cake. Cafes are plentiful and there is many a quirky one, whether it’s one on a canal boat or in an old public bathroom. I must admit, I don’t know that much about coffee (I am more of a tea girl) but, if there is one thing I do know, it’s cake.
Continue reading “10 Places for Tea, Cake and Coffee in London”
London is home to many a type of market, from antiques and vintage clothes to ceramics and furniture, but my favourites are undoubtedly the ones selling street food. There’s no shortage of food markets in London and these are a god send to anyone attempting to both exist in London on a budget and maintain something resembling a social life that involves actually decent food. Not only can you find tasty street food treats all over London but you can buy yourself a meal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied for less than a tenner. That might still sound like a lot for a carton of food but, hey, this is London. Continue reading “Eight Places to Find Street Food in London”
I love going to the cinema. Back in the days of 2-for-1 Orange Wednesdays and cheap student tickets in my university town of Nottingham, I used to go all the time. Sometimes almost on a weekly basis. The problem with having a cinema addiction in London (and in a lot of other places for that matter) is the price. It often ain’t cheap. That’s why I like going to cinemas with something extra – like being an open air screen or an independent place where you can eat cake while sitting on armchairs. Thankfully, London is not short of such places. Continue reading “Six More Interesting Cinemas to Visit in London”
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit obsessed with Harry Potter. I’ve read the books so many times that I actually bought the first Harry Potter book in German when I was trying to learn the language because I knew the story so well that if I didn’t understand a word I could remember what the book said in English and figure it out. One of the perks of living in London is that lot of the films were filmed round here – so I’ve started this working guide which I’ll keep updated as and when I stumble across a new film location.