Of course, we know that a cup of tea or a “cuppa” is quintessential UK, and it’s the solution for every mood. Are you sad? Sick? Celebrating good news? How about a cuppa? And often, this warm cups of yumminess are accompanied with even more yumminess in the form of baked goods. Cakes and biscuits in the UK take all shapes and forms. They can also serve as a mid-afternoon snack, or something to satisfy that post-dinner sweet tooth. Different countries and regions in the UK have their iconic baked sweets. Continue reading
All countries have created laws to keep us safe and secure. Some laws are to prevent bad things from happening again. Some laws are to avoid chaos, disturbance, and anarchy. And if you’re a cynic, some laws were probably created to have control over the population and meet the agendas of people in power. There are some very weird laws out there, but what can be even weirder is some of the things you can legally do around the world. Continue reading
Not many new pleasures have popped up in the last couple of weeks, but I’ve had some nevertheless. Some may sound familiar as they are repeats from the past but they remain small pleasures. I keep finding how nice it is to look back and realize the small pleasures of the week, as well as notice them during the week and jot them down for this post as I sometimes do. I’ve read a lot about gratefulness being linked to increased happiness and I can vouch for that. Continue reading
North Carolina is an underrated state in the U.S. with so much to offer, including fantastic food, rich history, wonderful accommodation options, beautiful landscapes, and engaging cities. Charlotte, the Queen City, has all of these things. In fact, it might surprise you to hear that Charlotte is the biggest city in North Carolina and the largest banking center in the U.S. after New York. Though Charlotte may be primarily a business town, you can look beyond the banks and skyscrapers and find exquisite dining, a strong luxury hotel market, lots of great outdoor areas, fun museums, and more.
You may be a seasoned traveller, knowing the best time to buy tickets and when to go on the plane. You might have mastered how to pack your carry on. And you could be an airplane snacks connoisseur. So, you probably know the unwritten airplane etiquette rules. But some people may either not be as seasoned as you, or simply lack consideration for others. So it’s good to know how to deal with some of the worst airplane etiquette offenders. Continue reading
Travelling with your partner, your significant other, your love, is a great way to bond and create memories that will stay with you always. But it can also cause you two to argue, fight, disagree and make the trip more stressful than it should be. After all, you’re travelling to have fun and relax. There are a few simple tips and guidelines you can follow to make the best out of travelling as a couple. Continue reading
I feel like a lot happened in April but I can’t really pinpoint events out of the top of my head. I feel like I’m crashing from a long morning as I write this and I can’t think very well. I actually feel like I need a nap even though I don’t like naps, but I still have plenty to do in the next few hours.
April was interesting in my life. But here are a few interesting posts that you may have missed: Continue reading
The Aga Khan Palace is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history. It is located in the city of Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. During Gandhi’s Quit India campaign in 1942, the British imprisoned Mahatma Gandhi in this palace. Nowadays, the palace is open for tourists to learn more about the life of Gandhi and enjoy the surrounding gardens. Continue reading
Flying is one of the safest ways to get to anywhere. Even if sometimes it feels really scary, planes are very safe even through turbulence and if struck by lightning. But for some people, landing may be one of the scariest parts. There are actually some places in the world where landing is very tricky for pilots. And ironically some of the scariest airport landings also offer some of the best views. Continue reading