Thursday, April 26, 2012

broadway markets.

last saturday mother nature shed some sunlight over london. my flatmate mel and i took advantage of this rarity and wandered east along regents canal to london fields to explore the broadway markets

markets in london are just so great and broadway isn't that big but it has the perfect mix of everything you would want to find in a market: cheese, produce, flowers, ready to eat delights, vintage clothing, juice and much, much more not to mention the performers and the people watching. being next to london fields means it's the perfect place to pick up some food and drink and hang out on the grass for a long sunny afternoon.

after making some purchases and indulging in some satisfying treats we hired boris bikes and made our way back along the canal to the angel

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


lately, london has been overwhelmed with an abundance of gorgeous blossoms blooming in shades of pink, white, green and yellow everywhere you turn

we haven't exactly had the best month in terms of weather, it has rained (with thunder and lightning) pretty much everyday for the past few weeks but the blossoms have been the sunshine in the rain..

these trees take me back to reading and loving this book as a little girl

i wish they would stick around a little bit longer

photos taken over easter weekend in regents park

Friday, April 20, 2012

a little film about europe: part III

only five months after the other two...
here is a short insight into the castles of the loire valley and paris

music by DeVotchKa

Monday, April 16, 2012

postcards from budapest

1. beautiful old buildings everywhere
2. ornate details
3. the roof of Matthias Church
5. Hungarian dolls at the markets
6. Szechenyi Baths
7. old yellow tram infront of the Great Market Hall
8. St Stephen's Basilica
9. Szimpla ruins bar
10. Matthias Church
11. the Chain Bridge

Saturday, April 14, 2012

eating my way around the world.

a big part of travelling for me is trying all the local cuisine. i love food and in my eyes, visiting a place without eating local specialities is not truely visiting a place at all. the holiday recently was no exception, we feasted like royals and really struck it lucky with amazing restaurants and markets

prague - czech style beef tartare
prague - pork knee with horseradish and mustard, creamed spinach and beans with bacon
vienna - wiener schnitzel - i craved this for days after. so good.
vienna - giant sushi, Gene thinks it's close to the best he's ever had
wasabi face
budapest - goulash
budapest - baked mozzarella
budapest - hungarian burger with homemade bread and fried smoked pork leg. yum.
cutest menu at the burger market stall
omelette with fresh orange juice from the cutest little italian cafe - Nostro Gastronomy

yes, when i got home i joined the gym and am dieting to prepare for summer!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

postcards from vienna

1. Vienna sky at dusk
2. The Rathaus
3. The Belvedere - Klimt's 'The Kiss' has to be seen
4. produce at Naschmarkt
5. St. Stephen's Cathedral
6. tulips in abundance
7. Gloriette at Schlosspark Schönbrunn
8. devilish horses
9. high school reunion - catching up with Christabel

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

postcards from prague

1. shadows and art deco
2. the view that is Prague
3. old city dinner decor
4. Charles Bridge
5. a narrow pathway with pedestrian lights..
6. Charles Bridge statue & a jetstream
7. boys with beers in the late afternoon sun overlooking the old town
8. klobasy, baked camembert & beer
9. Prague Castle & Charles Bridge by night
10. St. Vitus Cathedral
11. cemeteries and main streets
12. banana and strawberries covered in milk chocolate - heaven
13. Týn Church in old town square
14. sunset over Prague Castle