Czeching Things Out

Happy Friday everyone!

Since it's the most wonderful time of the day. i.e. nearly the end of the work day and the weekend I though i'd send you off with some lovely photos from Prague. As an added bonus the warm chinook breeze was also included. Only kidding. If I had those powers the warm winds would stay forever and winter would only be around for the holidays so we can enjoy a white Christmas, anyways i'm getting carried away and off track since Christmas is months away let me talk to you about Prague instead!

Prague is a beautiful and old city and one of my further trips into Europe because at this point (January/February 2015) I had only made it as far as Belgium and France. What really struck me about the city was the red roofs on most of the buildings. You can get an amazing view from the top of the Old Town Hall which is also where the Astronomical Clock is located. From this vantage point you can also see all the twists and turns of the old city that all lead you right back to the centre as well.

The 3 day trip to Prague was plenty of time to see the highlights and see what such a historical city had to offer. My friend Beth and I stayed at hostel Arpacay just over the Charles Bridge so each day we had the view below going into the old town.

Our first day out in Prague included a tour and a pub crawl that allowed up to meet some fellow travellers. The pub crawl also included a stop in the 5 story disco club called Karlovy Lazne. which was definitely something crazy and as i'm not a nightclub person it was every more out of my comfort zone but a fun experience.

As mentioned earlier one sight that everyone who visits Prague has to see the the Astronomical Clock. Every hour on the hour there is a procession of the Twelve Apostles. What I mean is  a small trapped door releases and mechanical pieces move.   

No trip to Prague is complete without a stop at The Lennon wall.

Overall the trip had us trying Trdelník, a sweet pastry made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. Eating in the Grand Café Orient a famous cubist restaurant. I've got a soft spot for interested architecture so Grand Cafe was a must. 


Birthday at Sketch Gallery

My birthday recently passed and I'm not one to go out all night clubbing, but much rather splurge on a nice dinner or going somewhere different thats a bit of an adventure. Since it's been almost 1 year since these photos were taken on my last birthday, I though it was the perfect time to share this.

Sketch - the Gallery is one of those places that is often seen on instagram, but you might not know exactly what it is. It's a beautiful restaurant that hosts the most decadent if not pretty afternoon teas i've ever experienced. The space is, as one of my old instagram posts captioned a 'Wes Anderson Wonderland' the art hung on the walls is all done by Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley and even the tea sets are also dotted with his words and phrases.

We opted for the champagne afternoon tea, because why not? It was my birthday and everything is a little better with some bubbly.

The most lush part of the experience was the first moment walking into the room and taking in the decor. It's a pallet of dusty pink and golds with the glimmer from the glassware. The designer of the chairs is India Mahdavi so if you are dying to own one or... 6 better get on it. I sure am!

We were a little hungry as you can see from Erin's face. So it didn't take us long to dig in and maybe got a few more sandwiches when they were offered. The one sandwich favourite i've taken away from my time in London has to be the coronation chicken. So stay tuned because a recipe maybe on it's way! 


The Long Game? Welcome Back!

Hello readers!

It's been a while. 1 year, 9 months, 24 days or 664 days to make it sound even worse. I'm sorry that I have not updated in a loooong while, frankly I was swept away in the London (UK) life and the wanderlust of traveling so unfortunately this little nugget got pushed to the back burner. Not to worry though! all those trips and local adventures had me amass a rather large collection of photos and stories to share with you all!

Hopefully, they will keep me chugging along for a while and of course there will be some current posts to dot in-between those ones as I retrospect on the older adventures.

well enough dilly dallying. Lets get a move on because the bus is leaving soon!