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A walk down Portobello Road Market, a photo essay

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by .

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Popular with the tourists and locals alike, Portobello Road Market is a bit of an institution in London. Held every Saturday, rain or shine, it holds everything from vintage jewelry to quirky memorabilia and cheesy London souvenirs. No matter what you are looking for, you are guaranteed to find it at Portobello Road Market. Once [...]

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A Weekend in London on a Budget

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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As a city filled with some of the most exorbitant properties of the world, just like Paris, it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. London is, normally, a very expensive city to live and travel in. But there is hope for you, my frugal friends, and those who do not care to throw money [...]

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A Handpicked Selection of London’s Best Places

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .

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During my first weeks in London, one of the things I found hard to deal with was the overwhelming choice I had to make every day. Do I pick this tea place, or this one? This curryhouse, or this one? This garden pub, or the one across the city? While a wide array of choice [...]

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10 Little Known Facts About the UK

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by .

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After living in the UK for a year in 2009, and visiting countless times since, I’ve come to notice a couple of quirky things that make the UK, well, the UK. I would not have it any other way and this is absolutely not a critical post - just a series of observations I made [...]

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Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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One of the items in my ever-growing bucket list was to have a taste of the famous English afternoon tea for myself. Even after living in London for a year and visiting several times, I never actually got the opportunity to try it. So needless to say that when Radisson Blu Hotels offered me a [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Quirky and Funny Shoreditch, London

Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by .

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One of main reasons why I love London, is because of its eclecticism. Nothing is alike, everything is different and yet harmonious. Even though my absolute favorite neighborhood is Camden, I have come to discover the beautifully strange Shoreditch, next to Liverpool Street Station. The area has undergone major revitalization in the past few years and has now [...]

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Walking Along the Thames, a Photo Essay

Posted on 14. Mar, 2012 by .

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While some people think that London isn’t a walkable city, I like to think the opposite. I do love a bus ride here and there, but I truly feel most comfortable on my own two feet, my earphones blasting Arctic Monkeys and my camera always ready to snap.  And during my last trip to London, [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Tune Hotels

Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my recent stay in London, I had the chance  to be invited by Tune Hotels, a hotel chain that recently opened two locations in London: one in Westminster, and another near Liverpool Street. While both are ideal base for those who wish to be in London for the Olympics or Reading Festival, I stayed at the [...]

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The Four Seasons of Hyde Park

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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There are very little things that I love more than strolling in London’s Hyde Park. Not only is it in my favorite city in the world (although there are some things to beware), but it also happens to be a very pretty park, so big and calm that it makes it actually hard to believe [...]

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My Hyde Park Mishap

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by .

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I’ll remember this day forever, and for many reasons. Not only had I just spent a lovely morning exploring the market on the iconic Portobello Road, I also happened to get the surprise of my life in the form of an engagement ring in Hyde Park. This day couldn’t get any better, right? No. It [...]

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I Love London, a Photo Essay

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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To say that I love London is a slight understatement, and definitely not a secret.  Throughout the last 4 years, I lived in the city for 10 months and visited 4 times, and took a massive amount of pictures of everything I liked about the city. The incoherent architecture. The quirky shops. The green spaces. The [...]

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Best Cupcakes in London: The Rundown

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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If you know me at all, you know I’m a sucker for everything sugary. Ice cream. Candy. Cake. Nougat. Bring it on! So when I’m in London, the mother of all foodie cities, I know I’m in for a treat. Especially cupcakes wise. There are hundreds of cupcake shops scattered around the city, some good, some not [...]

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Snowy London, a Photo Essay

Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by .

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When I was in London, two years ago, something unusual happened. The city shut down. People retreated to their warm, cozy living rooms. Public transportation stopped operating. Shops closed for a few days. Snow was slowly taking over London, paralyzing its core. And so I did just what any Canadian would do. I took a walk in [...]

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I Tried It: Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant in London

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by .

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I’m a sucker for everything Jamie Oliver. I love his accent, his attitude, his energy and obviously, his recipes. Needless to say I was super excited to pay a visit to Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant in London. What was my experience like? Read on. The restaurant There are several locations around the UK, but I opted [...]

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Christmas Lights in London

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by .

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My last visit in London coincided with the installation of the famous Christmas displays around the city. All major department stores double their creative efforts in trying to have the most original and beautiful Christmas window in all of London. From the slightly weird to over-the-top to winter wonderland, there’s something for everyone! Have you [...]

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