I am at London Bridge & Tower Bridge

I am at London Bridge & Tower Bridge

My cousin from Melbourne is currently in London for a three-week vacation, and where better to take her than to see the iconic London Bridge and Tower Bridge area. I've been here many times as I studied in King's College London for my undergraduate which is at the doorstep of London Bridge. We took an evening stroll across the River Thames, passing both bridges. We came out of London Bridge station and went to eat dinner at Vapiano (close to Waterloo). We walked past the Shard and past King's College London, Guy's campus. The tip of the Shard appeared to represent the Italian flag - not sure why!? Walking across the Thames on the London Bridge side, we were able to capture this amazing view of the new builds that now form the London skyline; namely, the cheese-grater, the gherkin and the walkie-talkie (creative names, I know)! This view, I find, really sums up London and is even more beautiful in the...
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NYC in 4 days – Part 2

NYC in 4 days – Part 2

I'd definitely say that the 'Tripomatic' app was extremely helpful in giving me suggestions of places that I hadn't thought about. It can be accessed offline, giving both the location of the place, the cost and opening times. I'd highly recommend using this app to log upcoming trips and planning itineraries. I'm going to continue sharing the details of my trip to NYC. Check out my previous Part 1 and 8 free things to do in NYC. 1/ The Halal Guys This is by far the BEST street food I had in NYC - i'll go as far as to say it was the BEST food I had in NYC overall. NYC is saturated with street trucks selling all sorts of food on the go. There are not many halal restaurants in NYC, however I'm now going to stay that Halal Guys is the best halal restaurant/ street food in NYC. They have about three things on their menu, of which they specialise in...
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NYC in 4 days – Part 1

NYC in 4 days – Part 1

I visited New York in October but I'm JUST getting round to publishing this post as the PhD study life just took over! I had such an amazing time in the concrete jungle of NYC and it was extremely eye-opening and an enjoyable trip - would definitely recommend to anyone! Check out my previous blog post for more details on location and opening times. Here's what I got up to during a couple of days... 1/ Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2/ NY Water Taxi A MUST-DO! This fairly inexpensive (all-day access) taxi was quite exciting and one of my NYC highlights. I especially enjoyed the skyline views of Manhattan in the unexpected October sunshine. The taxi stops at each monumental icon allowing us to take pictures from all angles. It really was a perfect experience (weather-permitting of course)! 3/ Central Park 4/ NY Public Library For all those, like me, interested in building architecture and books (and the like), NY Public Library was another highlight of my trip. The...
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