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Bari : Gateway to the charms of Puglia, Italy

We came out of the Naples airport on a bright and hot day. While the forecast had warnings for heavy rains and wind over the next two days – the weather when we landed didn’t give any indication of this. I was so glad that we were not going to be in either Naples or…

On the Shopping Trails

One thing I missed during the claustrophobic past year was actually walking into stores to browse, to touch and feel. I missed comparing a piece with another or laughing and opining with a shopping companion. But finally, the post vaccine days of exploration have arrived. No more curbside pickups if I don’t feel like it…

County Kent: Rich in Rustic Charm

A day trip to some of the historic villages of County Kent from London including a visit to a Lavender Farm. Sit back and drive along with my husband and I through the back roads to these charming villages.

Our London Odyssey

Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”Samuel Johnson I have come across many such quotes from lovers of London. I am adding my name to those who love the great city of London. I want to write essays and…

World of Food in Times of Virus.

The process of making food is such a pleasurable and peaceful task. During this tough time, it has been such a comfort to me. This blog post is a brief nod to my food journey of last three months.

World of Books in Time of Virus.

We are surrounded by so much bad news that we need an escape to the make believe world of books. Since most of us have to stay at home, I decided on giving my readers a few ideas about books they can read and relax with.

Bank Junction.

Bank Junction is a meeting point of nine streets in heart of London’s financial district. My post describes our walk there on a quiet Saturday during winter.

My Walk on the North Bank of River Thames: Part 1

Walk from Southwark to Blackfriars Bridge When the sun is out and the day is mild, I love to walk and explore London. That late summer day, I had time and weather gods were benevolent. I decided to explore the North Bank of the river Thames. When we initially moved to London, I had memorized…

My Life on the Move

My life has meandered several times on its journey. I have lived on 3 continents, in 3 countries, 8 cities, and 15 homes. Sometimes people don’t understand this lifestyle and ask me how I do it. Some ask me which place I prefer, but I’m always happy where I am that minute. I’m happy if…

The Summer Pleasures of London Life:

Walk around the Tower Bridge neighborhood! I am finally getting back to writing my next blog post. Life sometimes takes a few turns and it’s hard to sit down and write. But that does not mean that we have stopped exploring our adopted home. We have done plenty. I have taken hundreds of pictures. Each…

Dubrovnik: Walled City. Jewel On Adriatic

I write about my exploration of the city of London in this blog. But this time I am going off my usual topic. I have written about my recent trip to beautiful city of Dubrovnik. I absolutely loved this city and had to put down my photographs and thoughts on my blog. Hope you enjoy…

Hidden London : Historic Village of Walthamstow

The first time I heard about Walthamstow was when the Mayor of London declared it as The Borough of Culture 2019. Being new to London I had no idea what it was. Of course I had to google it to check it out. We had planned to visit it during the opening event, but, being…

Hampstead: A walk through the charming English village

We were sitting at home on one Sunday during cold January after lunch lethargy. “We need to do something,” said my husband. “Let’s go somewhere. Don’t you have anything on your list?” I was too lazy to move from our warm home to venture out on a cold Sunday afternoon. So without much enthusiasm, I told…

Christmas in Wonderland

Christmas in London! The thought of it had excited me since the summer. Though, I had to tell myself a few times that it will be cold. After spending part of the last winter here in London, I shivered at the thought. As it is, I hate winter and the whole idea of walking on…

Cafes and bakeries: oozing sweet charm

Petersham Nurseries Delicatessen, Covent Garden This time the blog is about the cafes and bakeries that are famous or not so famous but part of London’s culture. Any time I pass a charming cafe I want to go in whether I am hungry or not. Sometimes I satisfy myself by just taking a photograph and…

Borough market: Foodie’s Paradise

This is one market that I have been going to for years. Since our move to London I have gone there multiple times. Not only that, I take my friends there when they visit me in London. I am a foodie so naturally one market I love going to is this one. To be honest,…

Colors, crowds and Cheer, Columbia Road Flower Market

I love flowers. I love to see them in my home. When I read about the Columbia Road Flowers Market, I had to plan a trip there. Persuading my husband to accompany me to all my whimsical ideas is not a big deal. He knew he was needed to carry my purchases home and to…

Old Spitalfield Market: Not so Old Part 2

Lunch Rush at Spitalfield  Market. The thing to go to Spitalfield Market for is food. It is a food lover’s Mecca. There are plenty of nice restaurants surrounding the main hall, but we were excited to see the variety of international and unique food available in the little booths in the main hall. So last…

Old Spitalfields Market: Not so old!

Entrance from Commercial Street The Original Entrance to the Market from the Victorian times. One hot and lazy Sunday afternoon, my husband and I were just lounging around our home in London. We kept asking each other what do you want to do today. Finally it popped in my head that I wanted to explore…

Walk on the Regents Canal

One Sunday in the month of June, my husband and I decided to walk the Regents Canal Walk. The canal runs from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal to Limehouse Basin where it meets Thames. The Canal is 8.6 miles long and we decided to check out the first few miles of it. …

Zoo Night

I was fascinated with the idea of a Zoo Night as soon as I read about it. The very next minute I texted my husband that we are going to this event. Zoo Night is organized by the ZSL, the zoo at Regents Park in London. We had been talking about a weekend trip to…

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