Christmas Markets are quite a big trend in Europe and I only just realized that two weeks ago. London is looking very festive now that the holidays are literally right around the corner (read next week) and amongst all the Christmas markets popping up all over the place, one in particular is quintessential to London and that is The Winter Wonderland Christmas fair.
The markets have one common factor – they all have vendors selling nice little holiday trinkets that you can’t find at a normal store and a lot of homemade decor, accessories. The food at these markets my goodness! So much variety and so much yummy goodness from all over the world, all under one roof.
Okay I’m going to stop reminiscing now and give you a recap of three out of very many Christmas markets in London that you should visit.
In preparation for my upcoming roadtrip to Edinburgh, I want to touch on a topic that will be helpful for any budding travel lovers out there or anyone planning a trip soon – Travel Essentials. There are different sets of travel essentials for different types of travel, so I’ll cover each in consecutive posts to come. For now we shall start with roadtrip travel essentials.
Since arriving in London about a month ago, I have taken it upon myself to explore every inch of this wonderful city while I still have the time to. First stop – Ridley Road Shopping Village located in the Hackney, East London.
Back on the blogosphere and with so much to share! I just moved to London guys.. Yep, I got back on that bird and I am loving every minute of it here in the Queen’s land so far. I am currently pursuing my masters degree here at Westminster University and so London town is going to be home for a whole year.
Europe has been on my travel bucket-list for YEARS! Think I wanted to come here first before I had any interest in America so you can imagine my excitement when I got my acceptance to school this fall. London is just one of the many cities I want to explore while here but seeing as my time is quite limited with school taking a bulk of it, I have to plan smart and see if I’ll still be able to see atleast 3 other european cities while here.
This post won’t be too long, I just wanted to keep ya’ll updated on my daily ventures. I have settled into school quite well and classes are already going on so the workload is also piling up really quickly so will try and be as consistent as I can with this blog. And coincidentally, I do have to have a blog as a course requirement so I may just make writersden my year long assignment… Probably the best way to keep me consistent haha.
Happy New Year and all that good stuff. 2015 already feels amazing and we are only what, 7 days in? 7 is my lucky number so hey, guess it’s a good sign! Not much talk on this post but I want to update you on my recent travel escapades during the holiday season, its been a jam packed one this time, think one of the best Christmas holidays I have had in a very long time.
Yes people, it’s about time for another pictorial:) I got an opportunity to visit the United Arab Emirates, particularly Dubai and Abu dhabi for Christmas, thank you so much mum, best holiday ever! Dubai is tres amazing, so much culture all in one place and a lot of fun as well. We were only there for 5 days so the itinerary was full of tourist to-do list stuff every day and being my adventurous self, I took some random tours of my own… I learnt from the best about #LivingLikeAlocal… s/o to @CollegeTourist for the life lesson, so adapting to the city’s way of life wasn’t so challenging.
Some fun facts about Dubai guys:
Home to the Tallest building in the world – The Burj Khalifa
Home to the 1st ever 7 star hotel
Dubai issues out 16,000 visas per day! Damn…
900 flights in & out of the Dubai airport daily
Over 200 nationalities can be found in Dubai on any given day
Home to one of the biggest malls in the world – The Dubai Mall
It is the fastest growing desert country in the world
I’ll let the pictures to the rest of the talking… I will add this though… Dubai made me fall in love with hummus! Anyone who knew me from college knows how much I detested hummus, but had so much of it in Dubai that I crave it now haha.. weird I know.
Le Brother fell asleep during the desert safari lol
Downtown waiting to catch a bus
This Cake is called The Blackout Cake… I’m sure you can tell why by the size. @Cheesecakefactory tried to kill me with this one
Loved Dubai and all it had to offer, will definitely make a point to go back and explore some more! Quick tip for anyone going there, take the metro wherever you go, much easier, cheaper than a cab and most metro stations connect to major malls and buildings all over the city so not much walking involved.
I ended my year with a short trip down to the coast with some friends which was also an amazing time, but that pictorial will be saved for another time. My wanderlusting appetite was really satisfied in 2014. I had planned to only travel to ONE country (Tanzania) as that’s all I could afford, ended up going to 3 more countries, Zanzibar, the US, and UAE all in a few months time! This proved to me that traveling wherever you wanna go is not impossible at all, you just have to make it happen for yourself and it will.
2015 is here and yet again I have one country in mind (my goal is to travel to one place I have never been every year) but I won’t limit myself to that one because who knows what’s in store???
Happy new year once again and hope you all achieve everything you have set out for the year and so much more.