london, uk | december 2014
london was our first trip. the city was no mystery for us, being and living there before. it was a perfect city to start travelling together and try to discover unknown places for both of us. we wish to say that for a weekend the city was ours, but time ran away faster than imagined and we discovered that the most important in travelling is enjoy small things without rushing our steps.
it was mid december and the weather was all cloudy and it rained a bit. even so, we were able to enjoy the city in his splendour. don’t be intimidated by london’s foggy atmosphere.
london is always a new city, recreating itself as time goes by. there is always something new happening around the corner – the architectural rehabilitation of the southbank; the contrast between the colourful kitsch camden and the dark mysterious regents canal; and the surprising romantic panoramic view of london from primrose hill at the end of regent’s park.
art for everyone
we could spent a whole day in any museum in london and time wouldn’t be enough. there are always amazing exhibitions and admissions are free in almost every museum! get lost at the fearless contemporary art at the tate modern; find unique sculptures at the victoria and albert museum; admire the sunflowers or the tiger in the storm tropical, or even the virgin of the rocks at the national gallery; and finally, go back in time with the natural history museum and find yourself running away from the dinosaur at the lobby.
market at the corner
borought market was an obvious choice to visit. one of the oldest and impressive food markets in london. fresh and local products, vibrant colours and amazing smells from every seller. inevitably we got lost, and at some point we found us walking in circles trying to taste a bit of everything.
paris is a woman but london is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.
― jack kerouac, l