English Christmas traditions and how to celebrate them in London

English Christmas traditions - Christmas tree and ice skating

Before I moved to London, Christmas in England seemed to be a snowy affair. Children with rosy cheeks, woolly hats and gloves sang carols in the snow as robin red breast sat on a holly branch. I imagined lunch was a huge turkey dinner followed by steaming Christmas pudding. Now I have experienced a few […]

My first trip abroad: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta - Borobodur temple is nearby. It is UNESCO heritage listed site of great importance.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when we arrived in Yogyakarta but I experienced an incredible assault on all of my senses that stayed with me ever since. I was 15 years old and it was my first time traveling outside of Australia. Yogyakarta, Indonesia My first impression of Yogyakarta was of a strange […]

Remember, remember the 5th of November – Bonfire Night

Bonfire night - British traditions

“Remember, remember the 5th of November” so the children’s nursery rhyme goes. The line is ominous and foreboding but what happens on the 5th of November? Who was Guy Fawkes? And what do the celebrations mean? Bonfire Night in England Imagine this.  An entire village makes their way to an open field, faces lit up with […]

11 London galleries for art lovers

best galleries in london - london art galleries

Attention art lovers, this one is for you. A trip to London would not be complete without visiting one of the city’s many outstanding art galleries. Whether you are a first time visitor to London or simply interested in exploring the art scene of the city further there is a London gallery that is perfect for […]