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As one of the few Travelettes that is permanently travelling (aka homeless with a suitcase) and the girl who wrote this post about being a world travelling digital nomad, it was somewhat of a shock to end up back in Britain for a few months for a few different reasons (not least, I’m an Auntie for the first time, yay!). It’s even stranger that my current base is a city …

[ Written by Frankie | 23 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

North, south, east and west… No Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore, we’re in London, the city that currently holds the accolade Style Capital of the World; and that gingham smock just ain’t going to cut it. It’s often struck me how our nation’s capital seems to be split into four distinct districts, all with their own fabulous shopping, identity and style. Yet with so much on offer, it can …

[ Written by Alex | 16 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

After having lived  in London for three years I have learnt a lot about the city and the difference between visiting a place as opposed to actually living there for the long haul. When I first arrived in the British capitol I was full of expectations, some of which turned out the way I planned, others not so much. And then a whole lot more stuff in between I never …

[ Written by guest | 12 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Don’t be tempted to think that you’ve seen it all when it comes to capital cities like London. I’ve only ever spent short stays there, but each time I fall a little bit more in love with this city of Cockneys, cabbies, bagels, drizzle and best friends. Whether it’s cocktails or culture you’re after, here’s a top 5 that will guarantee a memorable time spent in London town.

For New Years, …

[ Written by guest | 23 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

I have become a woman obsessed. All I need these days is my camera, my two legs, my favourite city in the world – London – and enough time before the sun goes down. I then seek out my target; the doors of London. That’s right, after a year away my time back in London hasn’t been spent visiting friends and family who’ve forgotten what I look like, it’s been …

[ Written by Frankie | 9 Jan 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Hey, Christmas might be over but a little bit of self-gifting never hurt anyone, right? Street markets may be a dime a dozen in a city as bustling and diverse as London but only a delicious few have the kind of far-reaching reputation that can hustle in hungry shoppers from all over the world. Say hello to Portobello! This market is more of an amalgamation of several markets all mashed …

[ Written by Alex | 7 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

72 artists. 13,000 spray cans. Europe’s largest street art event. So read the August 2011 tagline of See No Evil, an ambitious event designed to celebrate the art form that put my hometown city of Bristol on the international map. The brainchild of renowned Bristol artist Inkie, See No Evil was not so much launched last summer as fireballed into the stratosphere; a blazing success with some of the world’s …

[ Written by Alex | 4 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

After a day of hard work there is nothing more relaxing than taking a bath. You forget the world around you, dive into the hot water and calm down letting the rest of the world go by. To me, the actual city of Bath is exactly that: A place to relax and see my life from a new angle. Bath is a beautiful city in the South of England, where …

[ Written by guest | 20 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

Ever since I saw the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the tender age of 14 I have been in love. I have been in love with the fictional Pemberley and longed to visit the breath-taking grounds; to see a sodden Mr. Darcy wandering through the flowers in a see-through shirt; to pull out my camera (yes, I know it’s anachronistic) and take many, many pictures to …

[ Written by guest | 6 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Being a Brit living abroad one of the first questions I get asked is “are you from London?”. My face usually forms some unattractive snarl and I state very clearly that NO I am NOT from London and in fact I’ve only ever visited once for a day to get an emergency passport! I suppose I’ve never really felt connected to my capital city – maybe its because of my Northern pride or because …

[ Written by guest | 25 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
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