My first memory of London is of when I was a little girl watching "Mary Poppins", the scene when Mary Poppins is descending from the sky with her umbrella is the one that stuck with me most: Big Ben, the river Thames and those rooftops made me dream of London from a young age. However, I wouldn't get to visit London until the summer before my last year at High School, when I begged my parents to send me to UK for a few weeks to improve my English, to my disappointment when we booked the trip it was recommended I wouldn't go to London, but a different cities for a better chance to immerse myself in the culture and avoid being surrounded by Italians. So I spent three amazing weeks in Canterbury.Read More
Athens, Greece- one city I was excited to visit, as it boasts an abundance of history, culture, architecture, mythology and philosophy. I love London, but summers are disappointing and I always crave for warmer days, so I jumped at the opportunity of visiting Athens with Visa.
I remember Athens from my high school days, its stories and mythology had always fascinated me plus it was the birth place of so many things: democracy, which means literally, rule by the people, the first stadium, Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro literal translation "beautiful marble"), it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, place of birth of the Olympic games. The modern Olympic Games were based on the ancient Greek Olympiad which is documented as far back as 776 BCE. For 1000 years, the ancient games were held at Olympia in honor of Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology.Read More
It has been a few months already since my long weekend in Warsaw, where I was invited to experience Restaurant Week, and the food scene of the city. One of the reasons it has taken me so long to write this post, even though I edited all my photos after returning home, is I needed time to process it all, plus I was also being lazy . Warsaw has surprised me and won me over, I sincerely didn't expect to like it that much, it is a complex city with many layers, however I was able to explore a bit more under the surface and beyond the tourist path thanks to my amazing guide, Agnieska. I can't recommend her enough if you are planning a stay in Warsaw and want to see it with the eyes of a local with an extensive knowledge of its history.Read More
Last year, I shared Welovetobrunch's favourite spots in London in this post. Since brunch is pretty much my favourite meal and at weekends you will most likely find me trying a new brunch place, I decided to list my new favourite discoveries- which I believe you should have on your list if you are planning a trip to London.Read More
I have just come back from a long weekend in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, I was invited by Warsaw Tourist Office to experience the food scene and, in specific, Restaurant Week. What is Restaurant Week? A culinary festival where a selection of the best restaurants in Poland offers a three-course meal for 39 zt (8 pounds), not including drinks. It is a organised by a group of culinary and gastronomical enthusiasts, it takes place in over 20 cities in Poland aiming to celebrate the food culture in each city, to encourage people to explore the restaurants in their cities and promote Poland as a destination for food lovers (and who doesnt love good food?).
How does it work? Bookings for each restaurant are open on the website a couple of weeks before the festival starts, there one can see the set menu offered by each restaurant and select date and time of the visit.Read More