Tag: Shopping

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:      

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

the world’s only floating flower market

the world’s only floating flower market

You don’t want to miss this! Bloemenmarkt was founded back in 1862. If you’re in the market for some tulips, Holland’s most beloved flower, this is definitely the place to be. They sell more than just tulip bunches though. They’ve got other types of flowers/plants like birds of paradise, bonsai trees, and of course, tulip … Continue reading the world’s only floating flower market

more touristy chicago things

more touristy chicago things

1. The Magnificent Mile - Chicago’s largest shopping district - 13 blocks to be exact. It’s almost like the Fifth Avenue of New York City, except the Mag Mile has got some more affordable stores peppered in here and there. For more info on the shops/restaurants they feature, check out their site. 2. Second City … Continue reading more touristy chicago things

where to shop in melbourne

where to shop in melbourne

There’s lots of shopping to be done! Queen Victoria Markets - also known as Queen Vic, or the Vic Markets, you will not want to leave this place. It’s actually an extremely dangerous place for your wallet (especially since some stalls accept credit cards)! You will leave, thinking to yourself, ‘What did I just buy? Did I … Continue reading where to shop in melbourne

there’s more to sydney than the opera house

there’s more to sydney than the opera house

Of course, that has to be on your to-do list, and you’ll want to check out the best views, but you still want to check out what the rest of the city has to offer, right? Sydney Observatory - is a museum where you can learn about astronomy. By night, you can go stargazing and … Continue reading there’s more to sydney than the opera house

last day in dublin

last day in dublin

Our last day in Ireland was supposed to be spent admiring Waterford crystals and touring their factory down in Waterford (about a three hour train ride from Dublin). But thanks to a certain crazy snowstorm up in Northern Ireland, this plan was derailed. So instead, we decided to just spend our time checking out places … Continue reading last day in dublin