Things no one tells you about London – Vol II

In August it’s going to be 3 years that I have been living in this crazy city and there’s still plenty of things that surprise me; I guess when you move to a new city there’s no way you could possibly be prepared for everything. I guess part of the adventure of moving to a new city is finding out some of these surprises on your own.  Continue reading “Things no one tells you about London – Vol II”

35 things people don’t tell you before you move to London

I’ve been in London for almost two years and over the years there have been a number of surprises in the capital…some good and some I could live without. When I made the decision to move to London I thought I had everything figured out, where I would live, my budget, the tube, and let me tell you even with all that preparation I still wasn’t ready for some of the surprises! Here are just a few of the things I’ve learned over the last two years.  Continue reading “35 things people don’t tell you before you move to London”

London Art Pick: Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Victoria Miro Gallery – May 25th to July 30thYK pumpkin me

I am not going to pretend I’m an art curator or an art expert but I have always had a special place in my heart for the arts – maybe that’s because I always wished I was a talented artist – insert sad face. London always has free exhibitions going on and it would be ridiculous not to take advantage; any type of art essentially gives a glimpse in someone’s mind, even if only for a moment. Before going to this gallery exhibition I knew very little about Yayoi Kusama, all I really knew was that she influenced some of the greats like Andy Warhol, and she willing checked her self into a mental institute… The reason I decided to check out Kusamas’ exhibition was because I was mesmerized by the pumpkins exhibition; once I saw it on Instagram I knew I needed to see it for myself. Her take on pop art is quite exceptional and once I left the exhibition I understood how she influenced someone like Andy Warhol. Her exhibition is split up into three sections: Chandelier of Grief, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins and Where the Lights in My Heart Go.
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48 Hours in Salzburg

Beautiful scenery,View from the Fortress delicious food and lovely people, what else could anyone ask for when travelling Europe. Salzburg was everything I thought it would be and so much more. Even though it is a small town in comparison to Vienna there is quite a bit to see and do! What could be better than a town that is nestled in the Alps…nothing I tell you! Continue reading “48 Hours in Salzburg”

Shoreditch – The Land of Street Art in London

Shoreditch has come a long way in the last few decades, and has become one of the hot spots in London – that’s right people from all over actually want to visit Shoreditch! After the Second World War the area was left in complete disarray and many people were leaving East London for bigger and better things, so that left numerous warehouses and buildings empty for the taking. Due to the vacancy a lot of artists started moving to Shoreitch and revitalized the area and turned it into paradise for artists. The area is now a creative hotspot in London, whether it’s fashion, photography, film or my favourite… street art. I may be a little bias because I live in Shoreditch but the area has some of the best street art in London, and what I love most is that the street art is always changing, so you get to see pieces from different street artists. Now when I say street art I don’t mean tagging, I mean art, some of the work I’ve seen on the street of Shoreditch should definitely be in a museum. The street art in the area gives Shoreditch that special charm that gets people flocking to area and coming back for more. Even though Shoreditch is not a big area there are various streets to find street art; I will be talking about some of my favourite spots with the best street art – definitely Instagram worthy! Continue reading “Shoreditch – The Land of Street Art in London”

Vienna – The City of Class and Palaces

Before going to Vienna I envisioned classical music, jaw dropping architecture, and coffee houses, which is exactly what I found in this charming city. Vienna is the capital of Austria and is the cultural, economic and political centre of Austria, but what I didn’t realize before going is that the city has numerous palaces, which I didn’t expect! Even though many people associate Vienna with Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, what many people don’t realize is that the city is rich in not only music but in culture and history. Vienna’s history goes back centuries, and one point in time the Austrian – Hungarian Empire was one of the wealthiest empires in Europe. That legacy left an imprint on most of Austria, especially Vienna, where reminders of the glorious empire are on every street corner. Keep reading to find out the best cultural and historical hotspots to check out in Vienna! Continue reading “Vienna – The City of Class and Palaces”

Berlin Adventures

Berlin will always have a special place in my heart because itsolo berlin was my first solo trip, and I learned so much because of this trip. Berlin is an interesting city because even though there is no longer the divide between East and West, you can still see a clear different between both sides of the city. Even though that part of their history might be a little dark, it’s what gives the city character.  Continue reading “Berlin Adventures”