Thursday, 30 October 2014
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Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Saturday, 18 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
The Mudejar Route is 75 kilometres long and located in the hinterland of Andalusia. It takes in the small, white-washed towns of Arenas, Archez, Salares, Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno. They all have Mudejar remains that are still in a relatively good state. A few weeks ago my parents and I drove along part of the route and visited Archez, Salares and Sedellas.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
I do love my independent coffeeshops, and do get extremely excited when I discover new ones. Last week after having lunch in Primrose Hill and browsing the shops on Regent's Park Road, my friend and I treated ourselves to a cuppa fresh mint tea at Tann Roka. This tiny coffee shop belongs to an antique shop across the road that bears the same unusual name. (It apparently is Romany for ''House Talk'') Not to mention sells unusual objets d'art and stylish retro furniture.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
As part of the ‘Top Destinations to go there‘ campaign,Booked.net - Top Destinations to Go There I've been asked to blog about five destinations I would like to visit again.
Now I don't easily go back to a place I travel to, unless I really really like it. So here goes:
- New York
I love the US as a travel destination and New York City in particular. It's is so versatile and really a city that never sleeps. I have to add that as an Ex- New Yorker, going to New York is a little bit like coming home. I'm going back this December and I can't wait to see what's new since the last time I was there.
This photo of Manhattan Skyline is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Monday, 6 October 2014
My culinary world tour through London brought me to Leytonestone last week, where I indulged in some Romanian fare.
It took my friend and me about the same time to get there as it would to fly to Bucharest, but I'd say it was worth the experience. As it happens Leytonestone is home to two Romanian restaurants, but we opted for the one called Amurg. I forgot to ask what it meant, but Google Translate tells me it means 'twilight'. That might explain the tinted windows which at first glance made us think the place was closed. However, when we saw two guys sitting at a table near the window, we realised that it was actually open for business.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last week my friend invited me to come to The Chicken Shop in Kentish Town. When I heard the name, I was expecting something slightly more upscale than Missouri Fried Chicken on the highstreet, but The Chicken Shop is nothing like that. If anything it's more like the hipper and much trendier younger brother of Nando's.
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