coming back to london

rita, my so called crazy cousin, is my great buddy and one of my favourite traveling companions – our little trip to london was no exception. we had a blast and she is sharing a little about it today! rita was one of my first friends blogging, if you want to give it a chance at  portuguese check out o que e que tou aqui a fazer and read about her adventures in india, chile, bolivia, and a lot more.

why do i love coming back to london…

I don’t remember how many times I’v been to london, but it’s a place where I love to keep going back. Why is that?
I love going to the local markets, buy fruits and veggies and pretend to live here myself.
I love to marvel myself at the amazingly attractive products and wanting to buy them all.
But most of all, I love coming home with my friends and have the best home made brunch in town, and listen to some live music, while we get everything ready.
I love not to have to rush to go somewhere and just let myself go and get lost in unknown areas of the town.
I love to check new places I didn’t know, such as small cafes or warm bakeries.
but most of all I love to walk in the cold, with great company and loose track of time in those conversations that have been on hold for months.
I love the variety of people you see in the street and getting amazed by so many different cultures.
I love going to musicals as I love going to small intimate plays.
But most of all, I love ending the night eating dim sum and chatting about our day.
I love Christmas crackers, mince pies and Christmas carols.
I love Christmas wrapping paper, having to convert pounds into euros and having a card called oyster.
But most of all, I love knowing I’ll be coming back, and never get tired of it.

a great spot in cambridge

when in london last week, rita and i took the train and spent the day in cambridge – it was the perfect day out, 1 hour away and we were in the country side, visiting friends, surrounded by nature and beautiful colleges that easily encourage studying and remind you of harry potter.

before heading back to london we had the best tea and scones..with clotted dream! we loved this spot, bill’s, it made us want to hang out for hours chatting, eating and drinking.

it was like a mini vacation during our vacation…don’t you love daytrips?

i still have a few things to share from our short trip to london – and a guest post about it coming soon!

london calling

in love with this london neighbourhood prints i found on sweet view via pillar box

i’m in london for the weekend, just poped in to say a quick hello. its pretty cold here but the sun is out, and so nice to be spending some quality time with my crazy cousin rita! i’m hoping to do some sightseeing before heading back to lisbon on monday.

happy weekend – i can’t wait to share a few pictures when I return home!