Archive | July, 2010
London through its neighborhoods: Primrose Hill & one last look at Camden

London through its neighborhoods: Primrose Hill & one last look at Camden

Ok, honestly – who doesn’t want to live on a street like this? Everything was quiet, quaint, cool and grey… Pretty much my idea of a nice place to come home to. Primrose Hill is the antithesis of its neighbor Camden: prim, proper, quiet and …read more

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London through its neighborhoods: Brick Lane

London through its neighborhoods: Brick Lane

A new day, a new side of the city! On my second day in London, I met up with another friend for breakfast in Brick Lane, where she’s been living for the past year while getting her Masters. Why do I feel like the only …read more

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London through its neighborhoods: Camden Town & Angel

London through its neighborhoods: Camden Town & Angel

How can anyone go to London without visiting Camden Town? Well, I don’t know, but somehow I missed it the first time I came round. An old roommate of mine was half English, and she told me that I had to go if I ever …read more

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London through its neighborhoods: Soho & the West End

London through its neighborhoods: Soho & the West End

Soho was just a short walk away, so I cut through Chinatown to get to it. And apparently headed through the theatre district as well… (to the dismay of some friends, musical theatre is entirely lost on me) God, I love the gay district. Isn’t …read more

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London through its neighborhoods: Covent Garden

London through its neighborhoods: Covent Garden

After my morning geneological adventure, I caught the Tube into town and started noticing all the placards around advising you on your behavoir…am I the only one who’s put off by that? I wandered over to Covent Garden, which wound up being a huge shopping …read more

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London through its neighborhoods: Kew Gardens

London through its neighborhoods: Kew Gardens

Ash cloud be damned, I made it to London! After a cancelled flight, and a last-minute standby seat, then accidently taking the long train from Gatwick, I finally rolled up to my aunt and uncle’s house (new ones, obvs) in Kew Gardens at 1AM. Their …read more

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A sunny stroll through the canals

A sunny stroll through the canals

The last time I was here was about three years ago, when my mother and I spent a long weekend tracking down the apartment buildings we used to live in. It was the first time I had ever heard her speak Dutch! (she always claimed …read more

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Amsterdam for an afternoon

Amsterdam for an afternoon

Man, I hope you all are following the World Cup as fervently as I am. I nearly cried with happiness when Friedrich scored a goal during Germany’s game against Argentina – finally, my favourite defender gets some glory!! But let’s get back to the matter …read more

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