Wednesday, September 14, 2011
So with the sun inspiring me to go out, I got hold of my London Walks guide book and flipped through the pages to where it says - Little Venice. A place I've heard so many good things about but I've never ever been to. So Little Venice it is.
Little Venice is specially famous to be explored during the summer or on a weekend as this is the time when the waterway - Regent's Canal is at its busiest.
We got off at the Warwick Avenue tube stop and walked towards Clifton Villas. The first order of the day was to find a good spot to sit and enjoy our cup of tea and bacon sarnies which we packed before heading out. Yes we love picnics!
Exploring Little Venice offers a gentle walk along Regent's Canal whilst admiring colourful narrowboats and white stucco-clad houses which line the canal. If you are happy to walk for a good 45 minutes to an hour, this would be a better choice than taking the tourist boats that ferry people from Little Venice to Camden. On the way keep an eye out for the hyenas at the London Zoo, people in canoes, the lovely restaurant on the bridge overlooking the canal and you may even have a quick peek of what's inside the many houseboats along the canal.
From Little Venice, we headed up to Camden where we sat by the Camden Lock and watched people go by. July 2011.
Friday, September 02, 2011
11 February 2011. As the plane was approaching Zagreb, the pilot announced that we were on the first Easyjet flight to Zagreb. And I thought, so that was why the flight was on time! Kidding aside, it was actually a blast! We were met by airport officials and mobbed by media on arrival. Cameras were clicking as passengers walked down the steps. My fellow passengers had this wide grin on their faces. We all seemed to have enjoyed the welcome! But I don't really want to talk about my flight :-) I want to say I had a great time in Zagreb! If there was one thing that made it really special, my friend Tina made all the difference, from picking me up at the airport, hosting me in her apartment, driving me around the city, tagging me along to this private party (wow that was fun!), preparing my breakfasts, cooking my dinners, taking me site seeing, to making sure I got on my flight back to London on time! The works! Tina, thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! Highlights: Mirogoj Cemetery; Stone Gate; Museum of Broken Relationships; Cathedral of Zagreb; Flea Market; Tina's mom's home-made baklavas and; Croatian wines (red:rich and bold, white: refreshing, love it!).