• Wildlife Spotting: Peacocks

    Despite the fact that Holland Park is considered to be West-London’s most peaceful park, for an embarrassingly long time I didn’t even realise it’s there. Then one weekend I decided to explore a park I haven’t been to before, and that was the moment when I caught a glimpse of a small green area on the map, right next to Hyde park. Annak ellenére, hogy a Holland Parkot Nyugat-London legbékésebb parkjaként tartják számon, valamilyen oknál fogva nagyon sok ideig teljesen elkerülte a figyelmemet. Végül egy hétvégén úgy döntöttem, hogy egy olyan parkba szeretnék menni, ahol még nem voltam, és ekkor tűnt fel a térképen egy kisebb zöld folt, közvetlenül a…

  • The Haunted Epping Forest

    I can spend hours just looking at Google Maps, and – based on the green and blue patches – trying to decide which park should be the next one to explore. When that’s done, and weekend comes – and by that time I am very tired and I should sleep really -, I get depressed if I don’t leave my flat shortly after opening my eyes. During one of these Google Maps sessions a huge green patch positioned in North-East London caught my attention. The name of that huge green patch is Epping forest. Since the last stop of the Central (Heating) tube line is Epping – which is in zone 6,…

  • Masquerading

    Another strange fact about me is that I really enjoy walking around on the streets in a very eye-catching dress or costume and watching people’s reactions when they see me. Usually they only stare at you when they think it can’t be seen, but in case you look straight into their eyes, they will look away. Some of them will smile and start wondering what are your plans for the evening, if they are brave enough, they will even ask, but most of them will pretend they didn’t see you. Observing social behaviour in different cultures is an extremely entertaining activity. Egy másik fura tény rólam az lenne, hogy élvezettel járkálok…

  • Canalway Cavalcade

    As I mentioned in the previous episode, we were enjoying our sunny Sunday afternoon with cream tea and a photogenic cat, when Caroline called us saying that there is this boat festival in Little Venice, and they are already there. What’s the reaction of a responsible wayfarer in such a situation? “Let’s go”, of course. How does a responsible wayfarer change location? On foot, of course. Ok, there was a little bit of tube cheating there, because we took the Northern line to Camden Town, but then we decided to walk all the way along the canal to see the Canalway Cavalcade. Amint azt az előző részben említettem, épp a vasárnap délutáni jól…

  • Ghost stations of Parkland Walk

    (Photo by Iza, taken with a GoPro 4 Silver – I am soo jealous) It was a gloomy Sunday morning of the Early May bank holiday, and we almost decided to go to Red’s and watch a movie instead, but to be honest, everyone wanted to go out, so we ended up meeting at Finsbury Park station. After a long process of feeling lost, trying to find each other, sending google maps screenshots and street view photos, buying some food and drinks we finally headed towards Finsbury Park to explore Parkland Walk. Borongós vasárnap reggel volt ezen a májusi hosszú hétvégén, és majdnem úgy döntöttünk hogy inkább Redhez megyünk filmet nézni, de igazából…

  • Happy dogs in Hampstead Heath

    After a lazy Saturday morning lie-in and a big cup of coffee there is nothing better than deciding to meet some friends and explore a park in London I have never been to before. This time we chose Hampstead Heath, and I had no idea what to expect. I love London parks in general because of the green grass, shiny ponds and friendly – and always hungry – creatures, but I also found that each park is different, and it has a unique charm. I was right, Hampstead Heath is nothing like its more centrally located siblings. Egy szombat reggeli lustálkodás és egy nagy bögre kávé után semmi sem jobb, mint találkozni néhány…