The last few weeks in London have been pretty good. I haven’t left the capital and I’ve enjoyed relaxing on the weekends, walking around town, seeing the hustle and bustle of the people.
Britain is largely a study in change. There is a strong sense of “being British” but with the influxes of immigrants, that [...]
Women tend to put aside their platonic male friends quite easily, I think. We’re easily dispensed with, you see – a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear to agree that “all men are evil *ssholes” in bad times. But then the next boy comes along, who will cause you to claim that “my [new] [...]
Life does not cease to be mundane when you live in a fab place any more than it ceases to be fabulous when you live in a mundane place. My friends back home expect, not without justification, that I should be living the fantastic lifestyle in London and I can’t say that I disagree with [...]
One of the more interesting aspects of some of the clubs I’ve frequented in London is the part of the night when the DJ does shoutouts to different nations – “Jamaica, make some noise!!” The Caribbean nations – Trinidad & Tobago, Granada, Jamaica, Guyana – always show up loud. But the loudest shouts usually [...]
“I think it’s safe to say that these people came here today to watch a game of FOOTBALL!! FOOTBALL!!!” The immortal words of John Madden as a cartoon character on The Family Guy. Brian & I went a Superbowl Party hosted by the NFL at the Battersea Evolution in south London. The game started at [...]
Eid mubarak. There’s a mosque about a block away from my flat here in north London so I decided to go there for Eid prayers this morning. It’s a nice place, one big prayer room, expansive and ornately decorated, divided in half down the middle by a semi-opaque white barrier. The kiblah is towards a [...]
I’m not sure if it’s possible to have a good time on a cold, rainy, windy London night when you never actually get into the clubs you try to hit. But I somewhat had a decent time on what would be called a busted night.
I took a leap last night and down to Elephant [...]
I think there´s more of a punk sensibility here in London than back in the States. Not that Pgh isn´t devoid of alterna-life but I think you´re more likely to see it out on the streets here.
I´ve seen numerous people in sober looking business casual outfits, presumably going to work, with spiked-up punk hair. [...]
It seems that most international travel originating in the US or Europe is intended primarily for going to… the US or the rest of Europe. And it makes sense because most people booking from the US or Europe are more comfortable going to European destinations.
Honestly, I don’t think that most European destinations would make [...]