I have a lot of friends and family who are incredibly generous. When I was going to London for the first and second time to study, they bought me guide books, SIM cards for my phone, and Transport for London cards that you need to use to get on buses and the Underground. So, if you know someone who is going to London or the UK in general, and you’d like to let your creative juices flow, here is genius way to make a “care package” for your friend or family member to introduce them to stuff they’re going to need, and introduce them to the UK! This idea came about over a dinner with one of my good childhood friends. We both studied abroad in London in 2010, and we still long for access to Afternoon Tea. (more…)
I grew up in a very Midwestern household – scratch that, maybe not so much a traditional Midwestern household. My dad is from India and my mom is from Brooklyn, NY and is of German and Irish descent. My childhood was fantastic. It wasn’t because we lived in a nice city on the Westside of Cleveland, and it wasn’t because we were allowed to eat Fruit Roll-ups anytime we wanted, but it was because my parents always put an emphasis on culture – explore and have a look at the outside of the bubble in which you live in. (more…)
This past Monday I spent a lazy day getting lost in one of the greatest (in my own humble opinion) cities in the world. I have been to London on several occasions and thus felt comfortable leaving the maps and guides behind. London is big but walking from borough to borough is very doable and a great way to experience the city (also more affordable than taking public transport everywhere). (more…)
In terms of world cities, it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than London. It is the world’s most visited city and is home to dozens of famous landmarks, museums, and heritage sites. However, you don’t have to be financially rich in order to enjoy this culturally rich metropolis. By carefully planning your itinerary, you too can enjoy London for less.