Monday, November 5, 2012
‘A Lady in London’ is a blog written by an expat Californian living in London. The blog tells stories of her adventures as she travels around the world.
Q. What is the philosophy behind A Lady in London?
A. I started writing the blog because I have always loved to write, and I thought it would be a fun way to keep in touch with people back home when I moved from San Francisco to London five years ago. After a while, the blog attracted a following and I started writing for a much wider audience. Now I cover travel, food, and lifestyle all over the world.
Q. How does it feel to be living in London after having spent most of your life in California?
A. I grew up in Silicon Valley, but lived a lot of different places before moving to London. I spent summers working in Paris and Brussels, studied in Nice, Prague, and San Diego, and went to university in Rhode Island. As such, the actual act of moving to London wasn’t a big event for me, but living in a new city was.
Q. You’ve travelled around the world but what is the one thing you’d say stands out in London?
A. I love that London is a huge city with so much amazing history, culture, art, and music. I could live here for the rest of my life and never feel like I’m done with the city.
Q. What insider tips and advice would you give someone wishing to travel to London in November?
A. Pack your winter coat! It gets cold in London in November, and the days get increasingly short as the month goes by, so try to do as much sightseeing as you can before the sun goes down. Pubs are great places to warm up and soak up the London atmosphere, not to mention escape from the rain!
Q. If someone has got only one day to spend in London, what should they do and where should they go?
A. It all depends on what that person likes to do. If it were my only day in the city, I would go to the Victoria & Albert Museum, walk through Hampstead Heath, and wander through Borough Market. Then again, there is so much to do in London that if you asked me on another day, I might give you a completely different answer!
Catch ‘A Lady in London’ on Twitter at @aladyinlondon and click on the link below to see her blog.