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London 2016: Day 1

London 2016: Day 1

It was a tense day. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the flight to London from New York. Fortunately, I was able to snag the last seat on the plane (literally) and even more so, it was in business class. The long day at the airport was at…

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Do you ever wonder where Londoners go when they decide to become tourists in their own city? Most, if not all, will likely avoid the tourist traps like Piccadilly or Buckingham Palace and will seek typical London experiences but without the crowds. In a city that receives over 15 million visitors annually, that can be a tough task to achieve, but there are pockets of London still unspoiled by the group tour itineraries. Instead of visitors from another country, the people you’ll meet will live within the confines of London itself. This article highlights some of those locations. …

Surprised and Satisfied in Liverpool, England

Surprised and Satisfied in Liverpool, England

Why I went here? It was a logistical stop to conclude my UK trip before I head over to Ireland. I also wanted to visit Liverpool’s maritime district that is deemed a UNESCO heritage site. Lastly, it is the home of the Beatles. …

Welcomed and Charmed in Edinburgh, Scotland

Welcomed and Charmed in Edinburgh, Scotland

Why I went here? I have always wanted to go to Scotland. It is a land of enchantment with castles and lochs; quilts and bagpipes. Verses of literature are aplenty here with writers finding the charm of the city irresistible. …

London Revisited: Familiar and Bizarre in London, England

London Revisited: Familiar and Bizarre in London, England

Why I went here? The primary reason for my return trip to London was to go to Wimbledon. I realized how much I missed it so I went back a few more times in a span of two months. Best time to visit? Late spring into summer is the best time to go to London. The latter however, can be a bit temperamental with the occasional showers grazing the skies, but overall, the weather is warm and the city is buzzing with activities left and right. …

Confident and Elated in London, England

Confident and Elated in London, England

Why I went? I am a certified anglophile; naturally, I wanted to visit the capital of this once very mighty country. My fascination with England dates back to my childhood. My knowledge of English history was unrivaled, although years of neglect caused it to deviate. I love English football, the BBC,…