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...
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,...
Winter is a great time to visit the capital of England, especially over Christmas time. Cosy Christmas markets, streets decorated with holiday ornaments and Christmas songs playing everywhere you go. If you’re lucky, the city might even have some snow. Your visit, however, can take a turn for the worse if...
What to wear in Lisbon
Packing essentials for your trip to Lisbon. Find out what to wear in Lisbon in Spring. Like any city near the Atlantic ocean in Europe, Lisbon can be a little bit unpredictable. My visit to Lisbon was at the end of Spring, so I thought...
Amsterdam gracht at sunset
Winter 2013. I visited Amsterdam for 3 days between Christmas and New Year. Even though the weather wasn't great, freezing cold, greyish with plenty of rain on the first day, I managed to see and capture as much as I could of the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is well...
Lisbon city view of castle
I must admit, I underestimated the beauty of the Portuguese city, having always dismissed Lisbon as a potential city trip destination until recently. We decided to head to Lisbon at the end of Spring for 4 days. Unfortunately, we just hit a bit of a cold front, giving the impression...