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February 28, 2016

Last day

How I spent my last day in London: a museum, aggressively window shopping down Oxford St until I found something to buy, and a really good but expensive lunch. Basically sums up my time here!

I didn't know about Sir John Soane's Museum until I came across it on Google Maps while looking for something to do. Soane was an architect (very influential apparently), and the museum is the house which he had remodelled and crammed with sculptures, books, paintings and other artefacts (like an Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus). Photos weren't allowed inside - too bad, because it's amazing. The sheer amount of items in there, the way the house is laid out and the lighting are so cool. I definitely recommend it if you're in London (it's free!).

A reading break - I have already made my thoughts on London coffee known.

After breaking my shopping rules in Muji, I had lunch at Stax diner. The chicken burger was so good.

Saying goodbye to the Carnaby area, where I have been way too many times these past few weeks...

February 26, 2016

Eating around London

Or eating around Soho more like, because looking at these pictures that seems to be where I've concentrated my efforts. How is it that there can be more good restaurants in this one little area of London than possibly the entirety of Sydney? I reckon it's going to be what I miss most when I leave (but my wallet will probably thank me).

February 24, 2016

London misc

Some photos from the past few weeks that haven't made their own posts.

February 22, 2016


On the Sunday a week ago, I did a day trip to Bath (the day after Salisbury - it was the weekend of aggressive daytripping). Unlike the day before though, it was sunny (with the occasional stubborn cloud). The main attractions in Bath I guess are the Roman Baths and the curved rows of houses at the Circus and Royal Crescent. Otherwise, it's such a pretty place that I enjoyed just walking around. Just note, I was disorganised and bouncing around the place all day, I wouldn't recommend this geographic order of visiting things!

February 19, 2016

Hardly working

My supervisor is on leave this week so I gave myself the Monday off... while the cat's away, right? It's not my fault, it was sunny and I couldn't resist.

February 17, 2016


On Saturday, a couple of friends and I visited Salisbury, which is the closest town to Stonehenge. I have never really wanted to see Stonehenge in particular, but I went for the daytrip and the company.

February 15, 2016

By the river

On Thursday I was let off ward rounds early by my consultant, who told me to go and enjoy the sunny afternoon. After getting lunch at Borough Market, my plan had been to go to the Design Museum; but I figured I could do that any old rainy day and decided to make the most of the amazing weather by just walking along the Thames. I ended up walking for a few hours, just soaking up the sun and scenery, and having rest stops on benches here and there. Photo dump ahead!

February 11, 2016

Sunday sun

When I woke up on Sunday morning, the sun was shining and I was feeling better, so there was no way I was going to stay at home all day. I joined some friends who were headed to Brick Lane to check out the markets.

February 8, 2016

Friday off

Hello from London! I have, in fact, been in London for a week now, but between starting placement, catching up with friends and feeling a bit ill, I haven't had the time to sit down at the end of the day and blog. I know I still need to post about where I went after Africa, but I think I'll save that for later and bring this blog back up to (sort of) real time.

February 2, 2016

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is technically the world's largest waterfall, based on the fact that it is one single sheet of falling water. I saw it in late December, when it is drier there, so I wasn't able to see it in all its glory. Still, I love a waterfall - and once again, wasn't able to capture the full beauty of it, but here are my attempts.