Sunday, June 30, 2013

Columbia Road Flower Market

This is definitely a must in London (at least for all flower lovers :-))...Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning - a wonderful color palette, a lot of people and the never-abading shouts of the flower vendors "five for a fiver"...
Get some good coffee and a croissant from the French bakery stand on your way up Brick Lane and then enjoy all the colors and scents while floating through the crowds on Columbia Road!

Don't miss the little boutique on the right-hand side at the end of Columbia road - everything whimsical and handmade, better leave the guys outside :-)
They have little mystery packs - a great surprise for the big child in me :-)
I got a little sewing kit which came in very handy during my time here in London!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Welcome to East London!

Yay, finally some London pictures! Let's take a walk up Brick Lane with its street art, vintage stores, curry places and all its dressed-up inhabitants. Welcome to East London!
For eight weeks, I walked up and down this street on my way to my yoga classes, to our favorite restaurants and bars and obviously, the Brick Lane Market on and fashion's heaven!!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Road Trip Part III: Lesotho - my new favorite African country!

After a seemingly endless and in parts quite dangerous drive I eventually arrived in Lesotho and immediately knew it was worth all the effort of coming out there - a mountain kingdom in the Drakensberg mountains where people live from their land which is free for everyone, where horses are the principle mean of transport and where the men wander around wrapped up in colorful blankets shepherding their sheep and cows. A place where you are greeted with a welcoming smile, where you can wander around freely and enjoy the peaceful scenery - a wonderful place!

And the even better - it is filled with wonderful people,too! I ran into a couple of volunteers of Africa`s Gift, a UK-based charity who are currently setting up a teaching farm out there to help the farmers to obtain a better harvest! So many inspiring encounters! 

I could go on and on about how beautiful it was out there but I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

This was my last post about my African adventures, if I ever find the time to edit my London pictures, they will be up next!

P.S.: Just a few props to my tiny car that bore with me through the whole drive and didnt break down on me on one of those bumby dirt roads! 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Road Trip Part II: Swaziland

Another little getaway from the hussle and buzz of Johannesburg. A few days spent in a small national park in the last African kingdom of Swaziland!
Horse riding in the national park - never been so close to zebras before!
Fun times!