20 May 2015

Sand Boarding and Quad-Biking In Namibia's Desert Dunes


Finally I get to share my pictures from the sandboarding and quad-biking in the Namibian coastal dunes.  One of the main reasons for heading to this part of Namibia having visited Windheok, the capital, was to visit the little German town that is Swapkomund.  In addition to that, I had been dreaming about sand boarding in the dunes for a long time now, so it was my goal to make it happen while visiting an area with the tallest dunes in the world! Well if you are going to do something crazy why not go the whole nine yards, right?
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12 May 2015

Brunch At Victoria And Albert Museum



I forget just how beautiful London's architectures is sometimes. This is fast becoming a typical Sunday hang out spot as its literary next door to the church I go to. In order to avoid the rain when walking to and from Church from South Kensington Station, I usually have to take to the tunnels that led right into Victoria and Albert Musuem then a few steps into Church. This is one of the busiest museums in the capital but you can still find a little respite in the John Madejski Garden. Named so as £2 million was donated by John Madejski to the museum to design a stylish new courtyard for people to meet and provide a central point to explore the museum.

The beautiful garden leads to my little Sunday brunch spot. The Gamble and Poynter Rooms. This is where the cafe  is located, the original refreshment room which formed the first museum restaurant in the world. It's usually busy inside but when the sun is shinning you most likely want to be enjoying your meal out on the seats outside or spread across the lawn. It is simply beautiful whether you are dinning here during the day or night when its all lit up. You can spend the whole day here easily. Look at just how stunning the architecture is, let alone the art that  is within the walls all the museum.
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8 May 2015

A WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM



These are the last few of my pictures from the my  back and forth trips for a weekend in Amsterdam recently. I shared a post on the food tour I did with Eating Europe, the amazing and romantic High Wine Experience at the Dylan Hotel as well as the first trip to Amsterdam.

My last post I also shared with you shots of Vondel Park. Amsterdam is such a beautiful capital, so busy and yet if you travel far enough you will find many neighborhoods with relaxed and chilled atmosphere where you can mingle with the locals and feel as if you are going about your daily live like a native. We strolled through Nine Streets where all the chic boutiques and quaint little cafes, chocolate stores as well as luxury boutique hotels. Exploring Jordaan, Oud West, Nieuwezijds, Oudezijds and Grachengordel and  sampling many a Netherland delicacy like the Bitterballen(deep-fried breadcrumb-covered balls with creamy meat-ragout filling) and Poffertjes(little Dutch pancakes).

My previous posts all cover places  you can eat stay and explore if you are up for a little inspiration when exploring this beautiful capital.
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3 May 2015

Tasteful Experiences | Explore London By Boat



As Londoners there are many things we take for granted because they are always there, but I tell you there is always an element excitement when you see London from a different angle, say for a boat. When the folks at Tinggly invited my boyfriend and I for a cruise on the Thames we jumped at the chance to explore London by boat. A table by the window guaranteeing uninterrupted views of London's best London marks, gourmet food and wine glasses refilled without even noticing. How would say no to that?

The cruise starts off at Westminster pier and flows through Central London's 2,000 year old river, providing commentary of much of the London's weird and wonderful history from years past to present day. These tours would seem like something only tourists are up for but even a Londoner is bound to appreciate a romantic break on the waters, whether its a first date or anniversary that doesn't involve a plan ride, in addition to learning something new about the city. Taking to the waters is one of my favourite things to do in the city. You can check out my other post on London's Little Venice.

We whiled away the tour passing through, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and its over-the-river platform, Millennium Bridge with views of St Paul's and Tate Modern and headed for the beautiful bridge with views of Castle of London, Shard and the many skyscrapers of the financial district before cruising to Greenwich. The weather on the day was not great but such is life in London, but fine dining, stunning backdrop to many of the city's tourist attractions and relaxed environment you immediately forget about London's lack of sunshine. The tours run a couple of times a drive with a variety of offerings. Tinggly find the most inspiring experiences around the world and let you share them as gifts for you and loved ones. Head to Tinggly for more details about the cruise as well as more experiences ranging from touring Russia Palaces, walking with Monks in Nepal to zip lining through rain forests, Safaris in African national parks and so much more.

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30 April 2015

City of Canals | Where To Brunch In Amsterdam


Strolling around the city of canals, its so easy to forget the history of this beautiful city.  Amsterdam started off as small settlements along the rivers and soon after built dam across river Ij and Amstel. Today this is the centre of the city. While exploring the city one must for not only tourist but locals too, is chillaxing in the many cafes strewn across the capital. What better way to spend the day than meetups over coffee while people watching? Below are a few of my top spots for brunching in Amsterdam.

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