Brussels

Shoot over to the continent with Eurostar

Train travel is a great way to get around Europe. Hopping between cities on the train network is super speedy and you can soak in the gorgeous countryside while enjoying your picnic of drinks and snacks in a comfortable seat. For a recent trip to Brussels, we nabbed some relatively affordable seats on the Eurostar. It was very quick, easy, relaxing and definitely beat trekking … Continue reading Shoot over to the continent with Eurostar

Copenhagen, Frederik's Church

How to survive Luton airport

Now that the summer holiday season is winding down, the post-holiday blues are setting in and are prompting us to book our next trip abroad. Before you book flights out of Luton airport, think about how great of a deal you’re really getting. Think about the physical toll, the mental trauma and the cost of the extra transport to this particular airport. For me, it’s … Continue reading How to survive Luton airport

Bank holiday long weekend in Cambridge

­I’m sitting at my desk on my lunch break at work. The great thing about my desk is that I have an amazing view of Regent’s Park and surrounds, further back Primrose Hill and even further the Wembley Stadium arch. Today, however, I can see nothing more than an expanse of shades of grey (probably more than 50) due to the incessant rain suffocating London … Continue reading Bank holiday long weekend in Cambridge

Camden markets, London

Camden markets – battle the crowds for a nice day out

There are some places that you’re very unlikely to find me. Tourist traps are close to the top of that list (after shopping centres on school holidays and anywhere but bed after 10pm). Despite being a semi-tourist in London, I can’t justify battling swarms of loud, obnoxious, slow-walking, path-obstructing tourists just to take a photo with a landmark before running to the nearest tube station … Continue reading Camden markets – battle the crowds for a nice day out

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A lesson in London’s weather: Hyde Park on bikes

No matter how nice the weather has been, is, or is forecast to be in London, don’t trust it. Sunday started out as a beautifully sunny, relatively warm, t-shirt appropriate day. What a perfect opportunity to explore one of the largest parks in London, Hyde Park. By the time we dragged ourselves from the couch it was just past midday, so after catching the tube … Continue reading A lesson in London’s weather: Hyde Park on bikes

Arcadia – delicious, homemade Italian off Kensington high street

Normally painted-on greenery, complete with fake grape vines, would be a big red flag when it comes to choosing a relatively nice dining experience. For some reason (probably hunger – we’d been looking for lunch for at least 45 minutes) we chose to dine at such a place after visiting the Science Museum near Hyde Park in Kensington. Luckily, we didn’t judge it too harshly. … Continue reading Arcadia – delicious, homemade Italian off Kensington high street