Last week, I was nominated for the Liebster Award! This lovely award was created to welcome, recognise and discover new bloggers to the blogosphere 👍 I was nominated by the very lovely Soph in the City who, along with some pretty sweet photos, shares her experience about life in London. Head over to Sophie’s blog and give her a follow to discover awesome things to do and places to explore!
So, I was asked these five fine questions:
What inspired you to start this blog?
I count my lucky stars that I live in one of the greatest city on earth. I get out and about a lot of the time in London and I wanted a personal space on the internet to share my experiences with you, to record my experiences and connect with cool, like-minded people like you 🙂
I also take a shed load of images, many of which never see the light of day because I only pick the one out of the thousand to share on Instagram. I want to find a home for all my images and so I created a gallery right here where they can all live.
Have you visited London, and if so where is your favourite place within this city? If not, what would you like to see in London?
As a Londoner, I’m lucky that I have the chance to see London whenever I want. But my favourite place in London is Cutty Sark and Maritime Greenwich.
It’s steeped in history, easy to travel to via the DLR (my favourite of the tube!) and Thames Clipper on river Thames. It has phenomenal museums most of them free to enter , a weekend market selling an array of mouth-watering cuisines and quirky items from around the world, home to London’s only planetarium and the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Naval College and more. I can go on all day. It’s like a tiny little village with everything you need and so easy to reach from the city. Greenwich is little under-appreciated in my opinion so it’s the first place I recommend visitors see when in London. Plus, it’s a great way to see more London beyond zone 1.
I also have a weird fascination with ships which, of course, Cutty Sark is renowned for with it’s naval history. To this day, I still have not worked out where this fascination came from and the biggest irony of it all is I’m terrified of the ocean. Hmmm.
Which destination would you return to no matter how many times you have visited?
After completing my final exams at a year, I embarked a European trip that took me from London to Barcelona, to Brussels, to Amsterdam and then to Paris. Looking back, it pobably wasn’t the best idea given how fast the deadline for my dissertation was approaching. But of all the lovely destinations I visited around Europe, my favourite leg of the trip was the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’m a city boy at heart and would prefer to base myself in a busling city like London. But from time to time, I like to think myself as a bit of an explorer, an adventurer. A bit like Bear Grylls but with better culinary taste. I was swept away by the sweeping vistas of the Scottish highlands, the tranquillity surrounding the mountains, the folklore and legends that echoed around the valleys. It’s good to get out of the city once in a while and if there’s one retreat perfect from escaping it all, it’s the Isle of Skye.
Are you planning on doing any travelling abroad this year?
Yes! Part of my New Year’s Resolution, is to travel more around the UK and beyond. Top of my list: New York City. Like I said, I’ve always been a city boy at heart and I’d love to see how NYC and London compares, being so similar but also different at the same time, if that makes any sense. We see a lot of America on TV so I’d love to actually experience it for real. It might be a solo trip, unless anyone would like to stage along? Other destinations I’d love to visit are Tokyo, New Zealand and Shanghai.
What’s the biggest mistake/silliest thing you’ve done abroad?
Fortunately, I can’t recall many, probably because I’ve done such a good job at erasing them from my memory 😂 I do like a good drink, though, and having one far too many in humid Bangkok, on the other side of town from where I was staying, was probably not my finest hour. I still don’t know how I made it back. Probably a good idea I don’t find out…
For this award, I am nominating
- London Wlogger
- The Wanderlusting Yogini
- Enjoy The Adventure
The questions are:
- Have you visited London? If so, what do you like most about London? If not, what would do in London if you were a visitor for a day or two?
- If money was no object, what would you do all day?
- What does your perfect day look like?
- Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
- Whats the wackiest/strangest/quirkiest experience you’ve ever had?
Have fun blogging!