Review: Sunset at the Villa Thalia

As I write this I am simultaneously watching (skipping through) the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to get me in the mood for this post. After speaking with quite a few tourists who had already frequented most of the sites I was preparing to see, I learned that they all had one thing in common-theater. I…

Tea time in London

    Apparently, England has its own set of gun issues… Rest in Peace. The United Kingdom requires prospective gun owners to earn a gun license, with good reason because gun violence is ravaging  communities throughout the world. Innocent people are perishing due to reckless choices and armed conflicts. It is our global duty to ensure that…

Camden Town

Camden Town is probably one of the most eccentric and artsy areas of London. It’s a city known for its street and food markets and bar scene frequented by people all across the world. We also stopped at Queen Mary’s garden for a “green” adventure. Now, I would like to introduce CHERRY! Cherry is a…

Quintessential Tourist Post of London

You cannot visit London without stopping for a stroll in a royal park. On one sunny afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit Regents park, located in Northwest London. At one point, I sat on a park bench and just observed. It was a luxury that I have often seen elderly people enjoy, and believe…

East End & Street Art Tour

What is art? To me, this has always been a curious question because it is something that is constantly redefined based on the time period and the person. Personally, I think societies spend too much time deliberating and defending this question. Because of art’s ever-changing definition, I always thought it was more important to ask…

London town

 One of things that I sincerely appreciated about my time in London was that I had all the time in the world to spare. This is a luxury that many people are not accustomed to because our time literally translates into money. Even when we aren’t making money, we feel that we need to be…

Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park

Yes, London is known as a “concrete city,” however, it also hosts an assortment of parks. Following my tour of Kensington palace, I made it a point to explore the garden area immediately in front of the palace,the larger area, and then, Hyde Park. While aesthetically pleasing, my feet were definitely aching by the end…

Kensington Palace

In the heart of Kensington Gardens, there is a grand palace-Kensington Palace. Visiting this palace museum was a top priority of mine during my stay because I had heard so much about it in media reports. I was also hoping to see one of the royals (lol). I would not consider myself a “fan,” but I have to…

London Tube

Mind the Gap! One of the great things about the Tube is that it is well-connected. You can virtually navigate the train system to get to any part of London in 10 minutes of the time. With the help of some of my hostel mates, who had also experienced great difficulty with the system, it…

Muggle or Wizard?: Harry Potter and Kings Cross Station

My hostel was located two blocks away from the famous Kings Cross station. While it was incredibly convenient because all of the major Tube and train stations “crossed” (ha get it?) through this station at some point, it was also a bit nerve-wracking. This station was the starting point of major terrorist attacks in 2005. According to…

Election Day

While traveling through Europe, I was surprised to see how invested other countries were in the U.S. Presidential election. Once people discovered I was an American, one of their first questions was “How did Donald Trump become the Republican candidate?” In Germany, someone even compared him to Hitler. When I was on a tour in…