Blind Tiger's The Little Mermaid
Feb 06

A little while ago I saw tickets for The Little Mermaid production on Groupon (One of the better Groupon experiences I've had). I bought a couple not knowing much about it and then I found out it was all the way in Hammersmith. So I gave the tickets to my flatmate for Christmas! But on the day of…  Read

Oxford
Feb 03

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was interested in visitng Oxford initially after the allusion to Jay being an “Oxford Man” In the Great Gatsby. Clearly this title meant something of importance, that coupled with the Oxford English dictionaries spurred my interest in the self proclaimed…  Read

Touristing
Jan 24

One of the best aspects of working holidays is being able to draw out the tourist experience when it suits me. I love exploring new cities but weekend visits always make me feel a bit anxious because I know that I will have to narrow down the list of everything that I want to see. I felt that way…  Read

Literary Travel
Jan 23

I realised recently that a few of my travels in the past few years have inadvertently taken on a literary theme and seen me visit some locations of my favourite characters and books. Some of the best: As I was travelling around Dresden in 2011 I was thinking about Slaughterhouse five and Billy…  Read

I've gone off Groupon in a big way lately after some pretty subpar experiences. But this latest email chain really made my mind up. I made two separate orders about 3 weeks ago. I purchased a set of noise isolating headphones for 7.99 and a 3 pairs of thermal socks for 6.00 After about three weeks…  Read

Comedy Night Stratford
Dec 11

As I’ve come to learn, living in London can be pretty expensive. That’s why when you find free attractions you can’t pass them up! A friend told me a little while ago about a comedy night in Stratford of all places and that it was free. She said the comedians were pretty decent as well and…  Read

One of my favourite things to do is find a nice little cafe, order coffee and sit and read a good book. For me this is a blissful way to spend a couple of hours, provided the cafe meets my strict requirements. Obviously it shouldn't be a bustling place and preferably not a chain, like Starbucks or…  Read

Arriving back in Berlin was a really emotional experience. I felt so protective of it when I heard tourists talking about it on the plane and when we landed I just wanted to get through security as quickly as possible to jump on the fast train and get to Alexanderplatz. It’s such a nice feeling…  Read

The choice to move to London wasn’t made lightly. I had a hard time coming to terms with leaving my beloved Berlin. The weeks leading up to my departure didn’t feel very final. Disclaimer: I found this entry that I'd written in my first week in London. That was just over three weeks ago now and…  Read

I took a holiday to France and then I lost my job. After spending a few days in France we flew back to Berlin. It was nice to be home, in my own bed, with clean clothes and food in the cupboards. But something felt a little bit odd. My work emails were a little suspicious and no one seemed to be…  Read