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26.3.15

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle London restaurant bread
Duck & Waffle London restaurant
Duck & Waffle London restaurant
Duck & Waffle London restaurant

The famous Duck & Waffle - but the house bread was much more memorable. I would say it was the best bread I've had in my life so far! I should post up photos of the view but I left my hard drive in my room (currently posting this from my hotel in Paris). Shall edit this post when I go back.

I had to book a month in advance to make sure I'd be able to take my mum here when she was visiting. She loved it, though we had swap seats because she was getting dizzy from the view. Great ambiance, food and service. Highly recommend it!


23.3.15

View from the top, Bruges

Belfry of Bruges tower view
Belfry of Bruges tower view


The view at the top of the Belfry of Bruges.

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I am going to Paris tomorrow for work and will be there until Saturday. I haven't been since October when my mum came to visit. Looking forward to it again! I'll have the Saturday free to roam around, take photos and, of course, eat, until I hop on the train back to London in the evening.

The week after will be the Easter break and I'm flying to Glasgow to drive around Northern Scotland for four days. We plan to go to Loch Lomand, Loch Ness, Skye, Inverness, Pitlochry, Stirling and then back to the airport. It'll definitely be a different kind of trip, one where we will be immersed in nature, away from the city grind. Ah, perfect timing.

Two weeks after Scotland, I have a trip to Lisbon and then in May, during the bank holiday, a trip to Krakow & Warclaw in Poland!

21.3.15

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film
Bruges Belgium film


Bruges, 21-23 November 2014

To be honest, Bruges wasn't on my list of places to visit and I only went because my friend, Jenny, asked if I wanted to join her to check out the Christmas markets there. I'm glad I tagged along for the weekend! This is a small city where you can aimlessly wander around only to be captivated by its nature, charming architecture and serene canals, especially in perfect weather. It's the ideal destination for a peaceful weekend away.

I also watched 'In Bruges', starring Colin Farrell, before the trip to get a taste of Bruges (I tend to watch movies that are set in a city I am going to visit). It's a good movie, lots of black humour.

Of course, being in Belgium, we stuffed our faces with mussels, fries, waffles and chocolate... really...good...chocolate.


18.3.15

Barcelona Photo Diary

Las Ramblas Barcelona
Las Ramblas, the main street in Barcelona

Streets of Barcelona
Streets of Barcelona
Barcelona architecture details
Barcelona architecture details
Barcelona architecture details
The famous Spanish

Mercado de La Boqueria
Mercado de La Boqueria

Plaça Reial (Royal Plaza) Barcelona
Plaça Reial (Royal Plaza) Barcelona
Plaça Reial (Royal Plaza)

Barcelona Cathedral interior
Barcelona Cathedral

Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter) Barcelona buskers
Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter) Barcelona
Walking around the historical Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter)

Gaudi house barcelona
Gaudi House

Cup & Cake cafe barcelona
Cup & Cake cafe barcelona
Breakfast at Cup & Cake. We found this cafe as we walked down the street from our hotel looking for a place to eat. We went back every single morning. It was soooo good.

Picasso Museum Barcelona
Picasso Museum Barcelona
The Sagrada Família Gaudi
The Sagrada Família GaudiThe Sagrada Família Gaudi
The Sagrada Família is, so far, the most impressive cathedral I have seen in Europe. I could not believe how detailed the facade was, how a human being can come up with this unique architectural design on such a grand scale and then build it with such minute, detailed carvings - and this all commenced from 1882 (thanks, Wiki). Incredible. It's a must-visit. Gaudi is a genius.

Gaudi Park Barcelona
Gaudi Park Barcelona
Gaudi Park Barcelona
Gaudi Park Barcelona
More of Gaudi's genius-ness.


Barcelona, 4-7 September 2014.

My birthday is on 7 September so the night before we went to a Flamenco show, ate Paella, tapas and drank Sangria! Not a bad way to enter my late-twenties I'd say.


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