Tagged with London

The View From Down Under

The View From Down Under

The move to Australia has been a long time coming but now that I’m here it all feels very abrupt. The Englishman got wind of a potential Sydney posting months ago so we’ve had plenty of time to get used to the idea. But no matter how organized the packing job, or how much advance … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Top Travel Tip: The Fryer’s Delight, London

Today’s tip: The Fryer’s Delight Fish and chips is the ultimate classic British fare. And chippys are everywhere in London. They all claim to be authentic, but some are of course better than others, and I think Fryer’s Delight in Central London near Holborn Tube station, is one of the best. The small shop is … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Vintage Heaven, London

Top Travel Tip: Vintage Heaven, London

Today’s tip: Vintage Heaven I love vintage things.  The clothes, the furniture, the shapes and colors and prints of the past inspire me.  So I was delighted to find Vintage Heaven on Columbia Road in east London. Right past the famed flower market, the little shop is full of vintage dishes, kitchenware, and decor in … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Top Travel Tip: Haus, London

Today’s Tip: Haus Everyone likes to pick up momentos from their travels (well most people do, especially me).  Haus, a tiny design shop right on the edge of Victoria Park in east London, has some beautiful things to remind you of your time in the city. While the shop is small, it is packed full … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Top Travel Tip: The Pavilion, London

Today’s tip: The Pavilion London is full of fabulous parks. But Victoria Park in East London might be my favorite. Overshadowed by the more famous Hyde Park and others,VIctoria Park feels almost private a lot of the time. With vast, perfectly manicured green lawns, grand, towering trees of every texture, size and shape, walking and … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading

Best laid plans…

Best laid plans…

Travel can be one of the most rewarding, exciting, and in some cases luxurious ways to spend one’s time. It can also be frustrating, difficult and downright miserable. And that switch from good to bad can happen in the blink of an eye. The mountain of travel plans I have stacked up for this summer … Continue reading

Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric

Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric

In my travels during the past couple of years, I started noticing all of the varied utility covers embedded in the roads and sidewalks in cities all over the world. I became so fascinated with the rustic, industrial, beauty of the water, sewer, gas and electric lines and covers, I have started a photographic collection … Continue reading

How to Make Long Distance Work: Move Closer.

How to Make Long Distance Work: Move Closer.

The Englishman and I said our last goodbye over two months ago at the airport in San Francisco.  Fittingly, we said hello again last week at the airport in Nice. The two of us have had countless rendezvous in airports all over the world: from Cairo, to Rome, to Tel Aviv, to London and Portland, … Continue reading

Welcome to Palestine

Welcome to Palestine

If adapting to life in France takes learning a new set of rules, spending time in the Palestinian Territories is a lesson in patience. The West Bank, where the Palestinian town of Ramallah lies, has been occupied by Israel since 1967.  To get in or out of the city, you have to go through military … Continue reading