Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Flying in Business Class

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. Please read on to hear more about my experience flying with British Airways.

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Bye Bye Airbnb

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year. However I decided to hang up my Airbnb keys as I was too tired from the stress of hosting and the experience taught me to dislike people. Bye bye Airbnb.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Surviving the End, Best & Worst Apocalyptic Movies

July 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Apocalyptic movies imagine the end of the world, whether it be caused by human destruction or natural occurrences beyond our control. The imaginations of humanity have run wild on this topic for centuries. The Mayan civilization of Mexico predicted 2012 would be the end of an era. In 95 A.D. Saint John wrote the book of […]

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London Shopping in Lomo

July 4, 2016 | No Comments

A London Lomo inspired snapshot into shopping in the East End. From green beans to vintage records, I took these images in Shadwell, Bricklane, Whitechapel and Broadway markets.

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Saturday Lobster Dinner at the Big Easy

July 3, 2016 | No Comments

The Big Easy is one of the better known American-style diners in London. The original Kings Road restaurant first opened more than 22 years ago, designed to be an easy going place with generous portions and cool music in a similar vein to the 19th century crab and BBQ shacks on the American Gulf Coast. […]

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Italian Food, Natural Spas & Medieval Cities: A Week in Tuscany

July 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

My Tuscan holiday. We spent an adventurous week in Tuscany, and would like to share some of the highlights such as the delicious food, the small medieval cities, the Etruscan history, and the relaxing (mostly free) natural warm springs and mud baths.

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Get Creative & Paint Ikea Drawers

July 3, 2016 | No Comments

It’s impossible to beat IKEA’s simple and cheap furniture designs. Just where else can you find a dining table for £20 or an outdoor furniture set for under £100? For that reason, I’ve been an IKEA fan for years and I’m not the only one. The only problem is, whenever I visit someone else’s house […]

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World of Maj(ORC)a: Our holiday in the Balearic

July 3, 2016 | No Comments

My Majorca beach holiday has to be one of the most disappointing, uninteresting yet funniest trips I’ve taken in quite some time. Majorca is the land of the holiday resort and spending one week here was akin to being trapped in some American family comedy. The island is located in the Balearic and can roughly be […]

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How to be a Perfect Airbnb Host

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

I live in a modest little two bedroom apartment in a much coveted area of East London. My apartment is situated within a block of flats where there is a strong sense of community so security is good. We have a large outdoor patio with a BBQ, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as a […]

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Weekend in Boston

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

My Weekend in Boston. Boston, Massachusetts has it all: bustling city-centre, happening night-life, great food and an interesting history that the city is immensely proud of and which is retold in the Freedom Trail. Boston also has one of the most famous skylines in the world, notable for its Georgian and Brutalist architecture. I highly […]

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5 Years Recovering from a Broken Back

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

It has been almost five years since I shattered my L1 bone. You can read the original story about my broken back here, from back in 2011 when I fell more than two stories from the roof of a building. In hospital just days after the fall, the surgeon and spinal specialist Dr Arun Ranganathan asked me to make […]

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Old East London

July 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

My photographs of old East London in 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Photographic Memories of Borough Market

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

Despite its popularity, the robust pricing and painful crowds, Borough Market continues to be my favourite London market. I love its medieval backdrop against the beautiful Southwark Cathedral upon which you can just lounge around on a sunny day. The crowds of Brits lolling around drinking ciders and beers in the summer incite a festive spirit. And […]

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Ordering Steak in London

July 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

I love going out for steak in London; there are so many good restaurants to choose from and the quality is excellent. For me, a perfect steak is bloody, juicy and well-seasoned, served with plenty of béarnaise sauce and French mustard and of course a generous side of salted chips. Some creamed spinach or bone […]

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Sushinoen Japanese Restaurant is More Accurately Like Sushi-No

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I have always lived in Tower Hamlets since making London my home several years ago. When Sushinoen first opened on the corner of Altab Ali park I had mixed feelings. I was disappointed that the former pub, which used to hold the sometimes hilarious, sometimes awkward open night mike nights for amateur comedians had closed […]

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Turkish Road Trip along the Western Black Sea and to Istanbul

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

Our road trip in Turkey was one of my favourite holidays. We spent almost two weeks driving from Istanbul along the black sea up until Kastamonu and driving back inland via Safranbolu. We ate delicious, fresh food, swam in clear waters, and got lost in one of Turkey’s largest national parks!

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Golden Ring Road Trip: Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and other Russian Villages

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Visiting the Golden Ring was one of the top things we wanted to do whilst visiting Russia. The Golden Ring is a circle of small cities and villages outside of Moscow to the North, which are famous for their beautiful churches, old history and provincial way of life. Suzdal, Kostroma and Pereslavl-Zalesskiy include some of the […]

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Zakynthos and Kefalonia Greek Island Adventure

July 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I went for a Greek island holiday after seeing stunning pictures of Navajo in Zakinthos, also known as the Shipwreck, on Facebook. Zakynthos and Kefalonia are two neighbouring islands in the Ionian Sea, famous for stunning beaches, bright blue waters, and locally produced wine, cheese and honey, and it was one of my best holidays.

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Chanson Music in the Heart of Paris

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

When I visit Paris, I’m less concerned with checking off the tourist sites than with soaking up as much culture, food and wine as I possibly can. Le Vieux Belleville accomplishes all three feats. It is a charming, cosy French bistro and a popular venue for listening to French chanson music.

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The Orphan Master’s Son & Its Depictions of North Korea

July 1, 2016 | No Comments

I recently read the Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, an absorbing and addictive novel that is set in North Korea. The story is divided into two main parts; the first part introduces the character of Jun Do and paints a picture of the life, ways and hardships of rural North Korea. In particular, we […]

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