Punting in Cambridge - River Cam
A few days after visiting Oxford, it was time for Cambridge to also give us some insight into its university history. Founded in 1209 and consisting of 31 constituent colleges, Cambridge University is consistently ranked among the Top 5 Universities in the World. Apart from visiting the colleges, there are plenty...
Winter Wonderland, London
I LOVE Christmas markets, and if I had the time and money, I would probably visit all the Christmas markets in Europe each year. Strolling passed charming little wooden chalets in your warmest winter coat, holding a hot chocolate or Glühwein, while festive songs are being played in the...
Curiosity stall in Camden
I’m not sure if it is wise of me to admit that, before today, I had never visited Camden market. After living in London for 4 years, I had never made it to the market in the north. I’d like to say my lack of northern presence, was because I...
I wasn’t planning to visit the Real Food Market today, but I’m happy fate brought me to the Waterloo area (A bit of an embarrassing tale, which I won’t be disclosing here). The Real Food Market is a small but cozy market near the Southbank and is open from...
Things to do in Oxford - View of Oxford - Radcliffe Camera
The recent bank holiday gave us the opportunity to visit a few cities not too far from London. We decided to explore 2 of the most famous University cities in the world: A day trip to Oxford and Cambridge. They both have a long-standing history, which is reflected in...
Me digging at the Durotriges Dig
Who doesn’t love a mysterious story about people and their lives long passed. When people asked me what I wanted to study when I was older, I would always answer archaeologist. The intriguing stories from Egyptians, Greek and Romans, and later the Aztec and native Indians, enthralled me beyond measure....
Westminster and Big Ben
My South African adventure has now officially ended, and I’m back in London for at least the next 6 months. Hoorah! Even though it’s not as warm and exotic as South Africa, a part of me is glad to be back. There’s something eerily fascinating about rainy, gloomy London,...
One New change hidden gems in London
When I think of London, the first thing that comes to mind are the old historic buildings dotted throughout the city, such as: the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and St Paul’s. Or the ever-busy Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, where numerous red carpets events occur, because...
Poppies in London
888,246 Ceramic poppies have been planted around the Tower of London in remembrance to those who have fallen during the first World War. It’s an incredibly beautiful display of strikingly red poppies, which many tourists and locals have visited since the poppies were gradually installed over the summer. I visited the Poppy installation today, and...
Boats in Hastings - Things to do in Hastings
Living in London has its perks, it’s a vibrant city with plenty of things to see and do. However, after living here for a number of years, I started looking into day trips from the capital, looking for something different. Luckily, London is very well located and has many transport...