It’s official: V and I have moved to London (for the winter). It all started with our visit in October when we again realised how much this place has to offer, and as we had understood there is little to do in terms of work and projects (especially for me) in Ibiza over winter, we thought London is a good new place to continue our adventures. Besides, like I told you about in the last post, I applied for a volunteering position at one of the charities I admire the most in this world, Tourism Concern, and GOT IT.
I’m their first and only social media intern, meaning I’ll assist in developing a strategy for the organisation for how to best possible get its messages out to our followers and cooperate with them and similar organisations in a transparent manner. It’s also a brilliant way for me to get to know some of the most skilled people in the sector as well as to gather my growing interest for social media while nurturing my big passion for Ethical/ Responsible Tourism.
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Part from starting my new position, we’ve got installed in Mark and Axel’s flat in Hackney, where we are renting a room. Mark is a close friend from the time I lived in Buenos Aires and has – together with his husband – been so hospitable and welcoming since day1.
We love Hackney, and East London in particular, for all its hipsters and mixed nationalities. Till now we’ve hung mostly around Hackney, Dalston and Shoreditch and understood that among others the bowling hat is THA THING this winter. Hah!
My friend Mark is a proud Londoner and an amazing host, and despite of the freezing cold weather we’ve had these weeks, he has already dragged us a long to sites we weren’t familiar with. Like the quirky club Dalston superstar, where we smashed the dance floor the other night (they called it our welcome party).
Then, this weekend we went to the Greenwich in South East London. Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (it marks time zone 0 so to speak), and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Here are some pics of our trip the other day.
Yes, we can do cold too, just wait and see.
Now I’m only waiting for my little mum to come visit, she will be here for 5 days (unfortunately while V is out of town). We’ve got a long list of to-do’s. Ah, how I love being in a city I know so little, every day there is something new to see and learn.