• North America,  Travel

    A Familiar City Called New York

    Storytime: Against my better judgement I got into an Uber with a crazy lady. I’ll explain – Mutay and I had just braved a 12hr+ coach journey from Toronto to New York and I wasn’t really feeling to search for the subway to trek all the way to Brooklyn. So, I ordered an Uber. The Uber came pretty quick – he parked, came to help us load our suitcases in the trunk and at this point, I could see he was talking, but I thought he was on the phone or something. Lo and behold when we open the car door, who is sitting there? The previous passenger he had picked…

  • North America,  Travel

    Running Through the 6ix

    … with my woes. I have a feeling that this post is definitely going to be my longest out of all the ones I’ll be posting. When I was going through the things we did when we were in Toronto, I actually had no idea how much we did. Admittedly, there are a lot of things that I still want to see in Toronto so a trip back is definitely needed. Canada is actually on my list of places to work abroad and this trip was partly to give me an insight into what Toronto is like. I love Toronto. Being a city girl, Toronto is definitely the sort of place I…

  • North America,  Travel

    How to Be a Seattlite

    I actually don’t know how to be one, but I felt like that title would grab people’s attention. Perhaps you have to go around drinking coffee that isn’t from Starbucks and not be bothered about the rain, because it rains all the time. In that case… I’ve got it down to a T because I do that in London, anyway. News that Taylor Swift had gotten together with Tom Hiddleston exploded all over the Internet, whilst I was in the US, and I can’t lie… it infuriated me. So, I drowned my sorrows in food and decided to not let the likes of a blonde bimbo get to me. Ahem.…

  • North America,  Travel

    Stepped off the Plane at LAX

    Sometimes when I haven’t blogged in ages, I forget what it feels like to blog. Then when I actually do get round to writing a post or checking out blogs or replying to comments, I feel a rush and I’m like, “Damn, Chynna. You should really get your sh*t together and keep up with the blogosphere more because this feeling is amazing.” Moving on. Oh, LA. Where do I even begin with LA? Of course, the ultimate highlight of my trip to LA was meeting Nancy for the first time ever in our 5/6 year blogger friendship. I specifically remember my airbnb hostess asking us when was the last time we…

  • North America,  Travel

    O Canada

    The thing about Canada is that it is a massive place. A massive place that I am hoping I get to see more of one day, but for now I am content that I got to visit Vancouver at least. Don’t worry, Merry-Beth, I’ll be back 🙂 Highlights include: Richmond Night Market – for all the foodies out there, this one is for you! Capilano Suspension Bridge – don’t go here if you’re afraid of heights, ha ? The Peace Arch – look at me, I’m crossing borders! DAY 6 So, plans from the previous night fell through because we decided to be lazy and eat Dick’s (ha!) and watch Sherlock…

  • North America,  Travel

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Did I really use that as a post title? It’s been two weeks since I’ve been back in the UK, and I am still bummed about being back. Coupled with the fact that I was straight onto a late shift, the day after I got back, I definitely needed the three day weekend from last week and these two days that I just got off. Good food, good vibes and good friends. Check ✔ As you know, I spent two weeks in the US and I, honest to God, had the most amazing time. I cannot wait until I get the opportunity to visit again. Here a few highlights before I delve more…

  • North America,  Travel

    A Love Letter to New York

    Finally, after 3 months, we have come to the end of my New York travel series. Looking back on my previous posts make me very nostalgic, and I can’t wait to visit New York again! My last few days in New York were very lowkey and mostly spent with family. Mutay flew back home on Sunday, and after my cousin and I dropped her off at the airport we drove back home and I chilled for a bit. It felt a bit weird to not have Mutay around anymore, but I guess it would because we were in such close proximity for a while. Haha. I got a message from…

  • North America,  Travel

    World Trade Center & Wanderings

    It’s been a while since the last New York post, but I still have a lot to write about! Our original plan was to head to the Statue of Liberty, however because it was a Saturday and the weather was ridiculously good, the queue was insanely long. There was a beautiful sculpture in Battery Park showing a group of people from various countries arriving in the United States. The sculpture shows extreme mixed emotions, from the relief of finally stepping ashore, to the anxiety of facing the unknown. We decided to skip SoL, but we managed to catch a dance show in Battery Park. It was really good, but I was…

  • North America,  Travel

    High Line SchMighLine

    Another post in the New York travels pipeline! This time we went to the High Line. In case you didn’t know, the High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. You get amazing views whilst walking along, and there is some awesome art by different artists. Before we got to the High Line, we went to a cinema in Brooklyn and finally got to watch the Avengers! We actually waited until we got to America to watch it and it was honestly worth the wait. We even had hecklers in…

  • North America,  Travel

    Taking Over New York With Joy

    [I got a bit trigger happy with the photos in this post.] Let me start off by saying, “I crossed something off my bucket list!!!1111!!!21!1!!!!” In doing that I am leading the way to taking over the world. Ha, joke. So, before I left for New York I asked if any bloggers were in the area and Joy said she was! We made all the necessary arrangements and I found myself meeting her at Penn Station on Monday morning after coming from Baltimore. It’s a surreal experience meeting someone who you’ve only spoken to online before. This is an actual person who you’ve exchanged comments with and you’ve read all…