Monthly Archives: January 2015

Food, wine & markets in Portugal

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mercado da Vila, Cascais
 
When I travel, if possible, I would always try to visit a local food market as I believe it is the most authentic place to be in any city/town/village. At the food market, not only you would find the best local produce, but you would also see how [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Travel, Markets, Portugal and was tagged with Food & dining, Portugal, Food markets, Lisbon


Winter getaway in Portugal

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
Like always after the busy Christmas season, I longed for a holiday/getaway to revitalise myself. As I discovered, January is the perfect time to travel to the southern part of Europe; it is warmer, sunnier, less touristy, and best of all, much cheaper than London.
Portugal has become one of my favourite [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Portugal and was tagged with nature, sunset, Portugal


Modernist architecture in Hampstead

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Toothpicker

Isokon building/ Lawn Road Flats in Belsize Park
 
A lot of Londoners and foreigners love Hampstead for its history and villagey ambience, and the heath is considered a refuge for wildlife and nature in London. This area has always been a magnet for the rich and famous, as well as the artistic and [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with London, British design, modernist architecture, Hampstead, social housing


A wet & misty New Year's hike

Posted on January 4, 2015 by Toothpicker

Tillingbourne Valley in Surrey
 
During this time of the year, guided day hikes out of London are few and far between, so when one came up a few days after the New Year, I was eager to participate. And to my surprise, many other Londoners had the same idea, hence the group [...]

This post was posted in Nature, Hiking & walking and was tagged with hiking, nature


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