All posts tagged: street photography

How I spent 48 hours in London

When I first visited London I had just broken up with my girlfriend. I was heartbroken. Depressed. Miserable. Much like the weather. This time, however, I was there with my wife. The trip was part of our fifth wedding anniversary celebration. And it was perfect. Like her. As usual, I checked out Travelstart for the best price. And as usual, Ethiopian Airlines had the best price. I found the hotel at Booking.com. Although, this time I wish I used Airbnb. More about that crap hotel in another blog post. Anyway, back to how I did London. I did coffee. Are you surprised? I visited only 4 spots in 2 days. I’m a proponent of the “too much of a good thing is bad” theory. Although I forget that regularly with sushi. Or Haagan Dazs. Or Krispy Kreme. I digress. Here’s a little photo essay that’ll give you a taste of where I went. Kaffeine Monmouth Coffee Company, Covent Garden Monocole Café Prufrock Coffee Monmouth Coffee Company, Borough Market My thoughts overall I loved each shop. …

Istanbul’s third wave coffee map

Istanbul, has taken its share of the current phenomenon that glorify artisanship behind coffee. Are we complaining? Of course not! Here are my top 5 coffee houses: #5: Sunday Coffee Bar Sunday Coffee Bar offers you Sunday Spirit everyday. Its very quiet and peaceful, you can work/chat/read/think while watching the street. And flat white is served with a mini cookie! #4: Kronotop Kronotop is a small but well equipped coffee shop in Cihangir. They claim making the best “specialty coffee” with their unique roasting machines. We agree 🙂 #3: Mahalo Coffee Shop In Hawaii language, Mahalo means “Thank you”, and you’ll also be thankful to spend time here. You can get lost while finding it but don’t worry! It’s between old buildings and repairers. The chef in the kitchen bakes fresh cakes & pastries all day. They are really delicious! On top, flat white was smooth like a cotton candy! #2: Drip Coffeeist Asmalimescit Interior design with rustic touches makes you feel like home in Drip Coffeeist. When you find its street, don’t forget to …

Paris

I remember the first time I visited Paris. It was everything I hoped it would be. Charming. Romantic. Just like the movies. On the day I arrived I did what I normally do on the day I arrive anywhere. I boarded a red bus tour. It’s a quick and easy way to get the lay of the land to map out what you really want to do for the rest of your stay. I ticked all the boxes on that trip. Went up the Eiffel. Ate a crêpe. Got shouted at by a local. Ate a crêpe. Got lost on the subway. Ate a crêpe. Shopped on the Champs Elysées (for a t-shirt that said “Paris”). Ate McDonalds (maybe it tastes different in Paris?). Saw the Mona Lisa. Ate a crêpe. I left the city 5 days later with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Thinking that I had seen all of Paris. Loving her even more. And accepting that I would never again be able to stand the sight of crêpes. I’ve been lucky enough to return to …