All posts tagged: UK

The Vintage Coffee Shop Of Your Dreams: Barker Tea House

It feels like years since I last updated my ‘Travel’ section but actually, it has been a good couple of months. (Still quite a long time I know.) I thought I’d change it up a bit, and let you into my new favourite place! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may know of my new obsession so I’m here to talk of it more in detail. You will also be pleased to know that this post won’t be a one-hit-wonder as next month I will be traveling to Rome for a few days! So expect more travel-related posts in the next month and a bit. I hope to cover Preparation for Traveling type of posts before I actually go traveling (thinking ahead guys…) so stay tuned for that too. 🙂 Featured in this post:  Barker Tea House located in the High Street Arcade in Cardiff (There is also another Barker’s in another arcade across town. Popular you see.) I love coffee. I love tea too but that’s not so much of a thing …

June Travel Series: 4th stop > Edinburgh pt.2

(Cont. from pt.1) If you have missed my previous posts in this series: June Travel Story: 1st stop > Oxford June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London pt. 2 June Travel Story: 3rd stop > Brighton Last time, I continued off from Edinburgh Castle so this is where we will begin again. Living in the UK, I sometimes take for granted what views we actually have. Unless you live on a mountain, you are mostly on level-ground where you just see houses or streets. Where I live, there is a tendency to rain a lot but that’s just an excuse to not look at all the possible perspectives… Edinburgh Castle admission price was about £10/£12 per adult (I don’t remember too accurately) but it’s affordable and really, really worth it. I even got to sit on top of a cannon! And I tested out the Panorama feature on my [old] phone. So I apologise that it’s not great quality yet I still wanted to desperately show this! We couldn’t have …

June Travel Series: 4th stop > Edinburgh

It’s the final post! (Although actually, after assessing all the photos, I will have to split into parts 1 and 2.) I like to think that I left the best till last. Or at least, this was my favourite place out of the many that we (me and my family) visited. If you missed out on my previous posts in this series: June Travel Story: 1st stop > Oxford June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London pt. 2 June Travel Story: 3rd stop > Brighton After we went back to London after Brighton to stay the final night, we made our way to Edinburgh shortly after breakfast that day. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be able to endure such a long car journey (I think it was something like 8 hours in total? I can’t remember anymore but it was really long). The short breaks in-between at service stops definitely helped though! We even ate a meal or two at these service stops. Needless to say, …

June Travel Series: 3rd stop > Brighton

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you for all the likes from my previous posts regarding this new June Travel Series that I have been sharing! I am overwhelmed by the reaction and it has given me a huge confidence boost to continue sharing and doing what I do on this website. There is always fear as a creative, on whether anyone will view your content but at the same time, you don’t want just anyone to view the work. You want someone to like it, to feel inspired, to get it. So it has been a really enlightening and positive experience to not only share to everyone on a global platform, but to also find like-minded individuals too! If you missed my previous posts in this series: June Travel Story: 1st stop > Oxford June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London pt. 2 This post documents my one day travel (a mere few hours actually), to Brighton. Brighton is known as the seaside city of the UK. I have …

June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London

If you haven’t already seen, my June Travel Story started in Oxford where I visited the city centre and the Oxford University Botanical Gardens. This post documents my next stop: London. A typical choice if you are to visit the UK but not an irrational one. We were in London for 3 days, however the last day, we used it to head down to Brighton seeing as we were able to fit a lot of places and tourist hotspots in the first two days. That will be covered in the next post. But for now, let’s bring our focus back on London! Green Park was one of the first places that we went to visit. I can’t say it was my very first time going there but to look at it as objectively as I did – possibly yes. Green Park is exactly what the name suggests. If ever, you need to get away from all the stresses in the world, I think this is where you need to be. Prior to this, we went through …