Curious Tavern

The Curious Tavern can be found in the city centre and it’s situated in Nottingham’s oldest hotel, constructed in 1822, and formerly known as ‘The George Hotel’. The Curious Tavern is part of an establishment steeped in history. Once one of Nottingham’s premiere hotels, the building has seen many famous guests stay within the walls including Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. This is one of those pubs that’s going to look very pretty on your Instagram feed. The interior design is really cool. The staff is very nice and helpful, and the selection of alcoholic beverages … Continue reading Curious Tavern

Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

Accommodation in Stockholm

Our first accommodation was at the Söder Mälarstrand and it was a vessel. Yes, indeed we stayed on a boat for the first couple of nights. The HMS Gustaf af Klint is a former Swedish sailing survey vessel that was built in 1941 and was scrapped as a city servant in 1980. Since 1978 she functions as a hostel in Stockholm. We paid £90.00 for our room, for two nights. The room was small, but it had a very comfortable double bed, some space for the luggage and a sink. Inside of the hostel is refurbished and quite pretty. It … Continue reading Accommodation in Stockholm

Stockholm

You know the feeling when you are just minding your own business and living your little life in the UK and Michelle Obama announces her book tour in Europe? And then you try to plan, buying tickets like crazy but it’s sold out everywhere… So you don’t have any plans anymore, you just go with the wind and end up in Stockholm with your bestie? No? Not a familiar feeling? Well it wasn’t for me either, until it was and seemed like the most normal thing to do. Booking hostels, packing our backpacks and flying to Stockholm. Visiting the city … Continue reading Stockholm