When a stranger asks “Where are you from?”

When a stranger asks “Where are you from?” the question makes me tense and uncomfortable. I am not ashamed of my origin. I love my home country – Latvia – with its untamed wild nature, fragrant pine forests, full of pure unpolluted oxygen, and beautiful little lakes that provide a perfect place to chill on … Continue reading

In the Mood for Chocolate

Chocolate Festival at South Bank, London (08-10.12.2012) There is a growing tendency to organise different kinds of selling activities, such as fairs and open-air markets and call it a festival. Perhaps, because it sounds better, is associated with fun, and doesn’t directly refer to spending money. Particularly, when the advertising boldly claims “Free admission”. In reality, beyond … Continue reading

[Gotye Live] There Is More Than One Song to It

Gotye Hypnotises the Audience at HMV Apollo, London A couple of days ago I proudly announced to my colleagues that I am going to Gotye concert. – Wow! That’s cool. But, do they have any other songs apart from that “Somebody… something”?? the common reply was. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, that people are … Continue reading

George Michael Symphonica Orchestral Tour, London 2012

For the last several days London City became a happy and welcome host of the world famous artist George Michael, who came here to perform as a part of his Orchestral Tour “Symphonica”. Originally. it was supposed to take place in December 2011, and all the fans were holding their breath in admiration, waiting for … Continue reading

Massage Your Ego in London

Those of you, who know the value of a good massage most certainly have their favourite salon, or practitioner. However, if you don’t, London with its large variety of choice might make things a little bit confusing. Where to go for your first treatment? Which places it is better to avoid? As a great massage … Continue reading

The Reverse Side of the Industrial World in Art

Shocking material from the Photographers’ Gallery displaying the reverse side of the medal in vehicles industry. When you go to the gallery, it is always nice to see beautiful roses and sunsets. But, this time be prepared to something completely different. Recently opened Photographers’ Gallery has undertaken a powerful start with a number of significant … Continue reading

Out of the Tourist Track: London Taj Mahal

Hindu Temple London

If you’ve already managed to see all the major sights in London, but you’re still eager to explore the best of it, why not to try something extraordinary? One of my favourite places of interests is an Hindu temple – Mandir, standing right in the heart of Neasden, North West London. Is a real castle, … Continue reading

8 Most Gorgeous Sunsets

I have to confess I admire the dawns. Whatever rubbish I hear about sunsets bearing some kind of negative energy, it does not bother me much. So, whenever I see it, I reach for my pocket camera and try to capture the indescribable beauty of the descending sun. But, you have to see it with … Continue reading

Japanese Walks in London

Japanese Garden

When the first sparkles of sunshine are kissing your skin, you start wondering around the city in search for a good portion of fresh air and positive emotions. Forget about Brighton with its pebble beach and Hyde Park with people occupying every millimetre of the green grass. Don´t miss the opportunity to discover! If you … Continue reading

Out of Focus and Other Metamorphosis at Saatchi Gallery

Corona by Mat Collishaw

When it comes to art, London offers unlimited possibilities. However, there is an ageless question. What to call art? Apparently, every person has his/her own definition of this term. For some people it is a classical painting of the 18th century, for others… any high-priced object put behind the glass. I know, that google is … Continue reading

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