14 Feb 2015

A change in direction

With a change in location, must come an update to the blog! I'm no longer living in beautiful Munich, as I started working in London and moved a month ago. 

London is great though. What a place to write a blog about? 

This blog aims to share things I find compelling (and annoying) about London. I think it's interesting to hear how different people interpret and settle into a new place. 

My job is based in Piccadilly Circus- a thriving hub of theatres, shops and entertainment! It's cool to work somewhere that's so bustling with things to see and do, but navigating the commuters in the morning is not for the faint hearted. 

Have a great weekend and Happy V-Day! 

15 Oct 2014

One Fine Day at the Flohmarkt

Deciding to live in another country was never going to be easy, but it allowed me to experience things that I wouldn't do ordinarily. I was lucky enough to be in Munich for one of their famous Flohmarkts, which is very similiar to the UK's car boot sale. The difference being, the flohmarkt engulfs the residential area of Glockenbach (the area I was living) and invites people to browse stalls of unwanted gems in the comfort of a back yard. I took off to see what all the hype was about and to my delight I was greeted with an array of clothes, books, accessories and ornaments. The main attraction of the Flohmarkt to a curious ex pat, is the chance to see inside the back yard's of beautiful bavarian homes. The houses are often historic and are adorned with original features. I have always taken an interest in Architecture, whether on a small or large scale; so the buildings in Munich did not disapoint. Although I was tempted to buy a cool (expensive looking) jacket, I resisted and came away with something I will keep and be sentimental about for a long time. The purchase of a very vintage looking silver ring, with a turquoise gem stone. It took my eye just as I was leaving the Flohmarkt and I was hooked once I heard the ring had passed through generations of a German family. I doubt the ring has any monetary value, but it will remind me of a great day in Munich.

22 Apr 2014

An Afternoon in Gärtnerplatz

It's Easter and it seems like many of the locals spend this weekend with their families. As my family are in England, it's a good time to spend the afternoon exploring the neighborhood and spending time in coffee shops! I'd looked up a few of Munich's most loved cafes but in the end I decided to head for Cotidiano's in Gärtnerplatz. I'm moving house again in two weeks to a place near this area, so it's nice to get to know it a little before I settle there for the next three months.

Cotidiano's is a 'bakery cafe' and is actually more like a restaurant. As you go indoors, you leave behind the quiet streets of Munich and are instantly greeted by friendly waiting staff and an inviting atmosphere. Maybe it's busier being a public holiday, but every time I come here it's lively and has a great buzz about it. Great food for all times of the day and an inviting drinks menu, this is definitely one of Munich's hot spots!

The crowd in this area of Munich is young, creative and seemingly carefree. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to living in my new place! I haven't met one person in Munich, who hasn't struggled to find somewhere to rent or has had to move after a month or two. It's a hassle, but I'm actually enjoying the opportunity to experience different areas of Munich and what they have to offer.