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Day Four: Winter Rose

The length of daytime was the biggest shock on this adventure. The cold and the darkness seemed to tell me that I should wrap up my day by 7, head … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Royal Maritime Museum

I was slightly unhappy as we just arrived because the museum building seemed like there were great many treasures inside and we had no more than an hour! To tour … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Making Dinner for Friends

I had never touched raw meat before. I never thought I could but when I went to my mother to learn how to make chicken curry that was the first … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Et Voila – Columbia Road and Ryantown!!!

I am very excited writing this entry as those who read it are likely to discover and love an immensely talented, fantastic, London artist. When I first visited The Charles … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Charles Lamb Winter Pilgrimage

If you know me, you are certain to know this one thing about me that my love and admiration for Charles Lamb, an English essayist, is unparalled. Last July I … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Piccadilly!!

Since I had always only walked up and down Piccadilly and we were getting late for the lunch recital at 1.10 pm, Catharine and I thought it’s best to take … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Going back to Hyde Park Corner and Hard Rock Cafe (Visiting Home)

We got on a bus to Hyde Park Corner. I had never been on a bus in London before. Ridiculous as it might seem, my brother and I couldn’t really … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Charles Dickens Museum

It all began with this man, Dickens. David Copperfield was the first novel I ever read. I was in school, waiting to be inspired, to go on imagined journeys and … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day One: First Evening in London

How wonderful it was to step out into London, albeit only a few metres away from home, into an English pub all decorated with stars – I could see that … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day One: Brushing off my ‘Indianness’

When Catharine opened the door and found me, she didn’t seem too surprised. I was pleased to have not bothered her to pick me up from the underground station – … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Migratory Bird Trait and Another Kind Stranger

I arrived at Whitechapel. It felt almost like an honour when the Underground station staff opened the special exit for people with ‘awkward luggage.’ It’s only when I emerged out … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Day 1) Arrived in London and the Best Travel Philosophy from a Stranger

Everything about this epic winter came like winning a lottery. I was hoping it would happen and strived step by step without knowing if the plan will work out. And … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment