Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

London Stories in Black and White

I have always loved photography. My parents gave me my first little camera for my 12th birthday and I was so excited that I even told all my teachers about it. Very soon after that birthday, we spent a week in a cabin in the Jura mountains in Switzerland where I took photos of horses … Continue reading “London Stories in Black and White”

Highlights from a Weekend in London

Three years ago, London had caught me completely off guard: I had come to see the places that I had been familiarized with through all those countless English textbooks, but hadn’t expected to fall so hard for the artsy hipster London, the pretty stoops, and, oh — the coffee. Back then, I kept thinking that … Continue reading “Highlights from a Weekend in London”

Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015

I feel like being a little too redundant with starting off this monthly recap with the same cliché I used for my April wrap-up, but it just sounds so adequate this time around as well: May was a month of quite a few ups and downs regrading life, weather, and emotional states. But if writing monthly … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015”

The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London

When it comes to money, London has a horrible reputation. And it’s true. When I learned how much rent my friend and host Sarah was paying for her shoe-box sized apartment, I couldn’t believe it. Or when we bought a few groceries for breakfast — fruit, cereal, yoghurt — and paid more than 20 ₤. Without … Continue reading “The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London”

Around the World in 80 Coffees?!

When I was skimming through the pictures I took on my trips during the last year I realized that I developed a strange habit: I take pictures of my coffees. A lot. It may be an unconscious result of my addiction, but I consider coffee to be picture-worthy. And pretty. And very cultural. Are you aware … Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Coffees?!”

Photo Essay: Tower of London Through the Fence

I recently discovered my love for macro pictures of details, which put the actual sight in the background and coin a whole new perspective… So, here’s a rusty fence, a few leafs of ivy lit by the setting sun – and the Tower of London almost inconspicuously in the back…  

Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight

Today’s Photo of the Week is dedicated to my great trip to London last April: When my friend Sarah and I were walking across the famous bridge over the river Thames, the British weather was just as capricious as it is known for — but when we turned around the late afternoon sun suddenly broke through the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight”

London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane

On a large scale, London has been what I expected it to be: Crowded, busy, oh-so British, but also culturally and artistically buzzing. What really surprised me however, was the hipster-artsy-hippie-vintagey side of London. Knowing me way too well, my host and guide Sarah took me to Portobello Road and Brick Lane. And she was so … Continue reading “London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane”

An Afternoon of True Englishness

During my April visit to London I also wanted to have a true English experience, since I had never been to the UK before (shame on me!). Everyone keeps saying “London is not England”, so I was really desperate to have a look beyond the borders of the capital to find an authentic piece of Great … Continue reading “An Afternoon of True Englishness”