Tag Archives: street life

Caledonian Road & The Cally festival

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
 
When the weather was still fine last Sunday ( sadly it's no longer the case), I joined a free walking tour provided by the Footprints of London as part of the Clerkenwell and Islington Summer Free Walks Festival. I had previously joined their lunchtime walking tour in Clerkenwell, and so decided to sign [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Photography, Hiking & walking, Street life and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, Caledonian road, street life


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Sheung Wan

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Tai Ping Shing Street; bottom right: Xin Xin gallery
 
I often feel blessed to have lived in different cities around the world, which I believe helps me to be open minded about different cultures and people. Yet I have always felt like an outsider ( not always by choice), and never felt [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, shopping, Sheung wan, street life


The wonders of Guilin

Posted on April 30, 2013 by Toothpicker

The scenic Guilin city centre
 
Renowned for its unique and picturesque scenery, Guilin is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in China. I wasn't sure what to expect spending after 2 peaceful days in the Yangshuo countryside, but I was quite pleasantly surprised by the city's greenery and relaxing atmosphere [...]

This post was posted in Photography, Travel, Nature, Street life and was tagged with gardens, Guilin, street life


Yanesen: step back in time

Posted on February 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Scai the bathhouse; top right: a temples in Yanaka; main: the nostalgic Yanaka
 
There are so many cool and interesting neighbourhoods in Tokyo, but my favourite is the area known as Yanesen ( including three neighbourhoods: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi). In a metropolis where everything changes faster than the blink of [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Tokyo, Photography, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Tokyo, stationery, shopping, street life


Streets of Kyoto

Posted on February 17, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I love wandering and exploring streets of cities beyond the tourist attractions. I think you can learn and understand more about the city from the streets where local people live, eat or work. Kyoto's cityscape is especially interesting because it has numerous ancient temples and shrines, yet it is also [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Photography, Travel, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Street life and was tagged with architecture, Kyoto, street life


A day out in snowy London on foot

Posted on January 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Snow can be beautiful to look at but also a nightmare for commuters. The best time to enjoy the beauty of snow is during the first few days when it settles and before it turns muddy or dirty.
Yesterday, I attended a lunchtime talk on the fourth plinth and public art (see my previous [...]

This post was posted in London, Photography, Hiking & walking, Street life and was tagged with London, walks, street life


Slow pace in old Bangkok

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

Siesta time!
 
Seeking 'slowness' in the fast-paced culture and lifestyle we live in today is not easy. It is also becoming more widespread as you can see this in most big cities around the world ( just watch the locals when you take public transport and you will know what I mean). Luckily [...]

This post was posted in Photography, Travel, Bangkok, Street life and was tagged with Bangkok, Thailand, street life


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