A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go for a little weekend escapade to Oxford *a great way to break the routine!*. I had never ever been there before I as a huge Tolkien fan, I definitely had this English city in my bucket list. Also, there is so much hype about the Oxford University that I needed to see it with my own eyes!
We travelled by train to Birmingham and stayed in the Brummie speaking city for a couple of days. Then travelled to Oxford, however this post is to highlight some of the things we did and discovered in Birmingham!
Remember that blog post that I wrote a while ago about deciding where to spend my summer holidays? I was pondering whether the perfect holiday for this year could be a trip to Mexico, a week in Menorca or even a city escapade to Denmark. However, life is funny in its own way and as usually happens with you are trying to make plans, something gets in the middle and you have to improvise.
My passion for traveling is beyond control. Planning to discover somewhere new, learning about it, finding all its secret hidden spots is just my thing. So when Airbnb was born, I actually embraced it with the same enthusiasm, as it would allow me to travel like a local, to “live” in my destination rather than just staying for some days.
The world is so beautiful and so big that it is impossible to choose a holiday destination without feeling that you are missing out *hello, holiday FOMO!*. All the names that I have listed on my holiday wish list are dream places and it feels extremely difficult to choose just one.
However, within my busy lifestyle holidays are limited and I must make a decision so we can start planning the trip and are able to pencil in some dates in the diaries. Right now, we change our mind every three seconds as to where we would like to go, so I thought about summarising pros and cons in a travel blog post to help clear my mind.
Travel memoirs are a collection of personal thoughts and insights that I have experienced during my travels. Memoirs are not a travel diary but an aggregation of the intimate explorations of myself throughout the places I have visited.
We live in the era of online shopping. Everything can be found in amazon and other internet places. However, when I was in Paris, there were a number of things that I wanted to get to give to my friends and also to take back home with me. I usually skip the usual souvenirs such as magnets and pens and buy things that locals would go for, making the shopping experience more real and interesting.
The first time I visited Paris was a long, long time ago. I went with my sister to celebrate her graduation. We didn’t have a lot of money *broke teenagers* so we just jumped on a 12h bus ride with a couple of homemade sandwiches to take us through the journey.
Sometimes human relationships are tough and when it comes to love, it’s no different. Finding the right person is incredibly hard but you cannot just relax once it happens: connexions need to be nurtured to survive the routine and the passing of time. Personally, I have not always paid so much attention to my significant other as I tend to focus on “what’s next” and put my energy towards career goals, learning new skills or just whatever new obsession I am going through at the time *hello drumming classes or English anthropologists!*