Category: England

13 foods to fancy in london

13 foods to fancy in london

Afternoon Tea - originally meant for the wealthy social classes of England, now, peasants like you and I have the chance to experience this. It’s typically a light meal in the late afternoon, consisting of finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, and of course, tea. Bangers and Mash - also known as sausage and mashed potatoes, served … Continue reading 13 foods to fancy in london

6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

Boring but useful tips you should know before you go. The trains, tubes, Underground, whatever you want to call it, are super convenient. They run pretty often and all of the stations have tickers showing you when the next train will be arriving. The system is also very easy to understand, with large maps at … Continue reading 6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

how to be a tourist in london

how to be a tourist in london

So you’ve admired the Big Ben, rode the London Eye, witnessed the opening/closing of the Tower Bridge, but there is much more to London than just those obvious spots. Here are 16 more things to do in this city:      

you don’t need to understand rugby to enjoy the game

you don’t need to understand rugby to enjoy the game

One of the things on my England bucket list was to catch either a live soccer game or a live rugby game. Unfortunately, soccer wasn’t in season when we went in May, so we went with a rugby game. We were lucky with timing because we happened to catch an Aviva Semi-final, so I think … Continue reading you don’t need to understand rugby to enjoy the game

4 things to do in oxford

4 things to do in oxford

My friends and I decided to do a day trip to either Oxford or Cambridge - the two biggest college towns in England. I forgot how we ended up picking Oxford, but we headed there for a half-day trip after visiting Windsor Castle. While others might argue that you can easily spend a few days … Continue reading 4 things to do in oxford

how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

I’m talking up close and personal, unobstructed. Well, except for some barricades. And you might have someone behind you accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) whack you in the back of the head with an iPad so that they can get a better look. But hey, at least you’ll have a front row seat to … Continue reading how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

the birthplace of the cadbury creme egg

the birthplace of the cadbury creme egg

It all dates back to 1824. John Cadbury had a shop in Birmingham, England, where he was trying to perfect the recipe for drinking chocolate. Fast forward to 1875, when Cadbury was trying to one-up his competitor and thus, the original variation of the Cadbury egg was born! Today, the eggs are produced at 1.5 … Continue reading the birthplace of the cadbury creme egg