I just keep coming back to this city which is one of my favorites. There’s always something to discover and explore!
So blessed to be just an hour’s drive away from the beautiful Northumberland countryside. I took advantage of the long weekend to explore and walk along Hadrian’s wall, from Housesteads Roman Fort to Sycamore Gap. Then stayed over in a warm country cottage in Bardon Mill, where everything outside is pitch black at night and… Continue reading Northumberland Countryside
I and the parents left Newcastle early in the morning to get our day in Edinburgh started. The weather was slightly showing signs of change the past few days so we expected the temperature in Scotland to be even lower. We bundled up as best as we could but when we got to Edinburgh Waverley station we found… Continue reading A Day in Edinburgh
To start off our two-week adventure we headed to London from Newcastle by train. Tess and I have been there a few times before but this was our parents’ first so we were all excited. It was a super chilly morning. Good thing we had access to the first class lounge. The past two times… Continue reading The Family in London!
We were back at the Newcastle city centre to explore it a bit more. Luckily, there was a world food market going on at the area near Grey’s monument. There were so many wonderful choices. We got some Dutch pancakes drizzled with lemon and Dutch syrup and a currywurst. There were lots of other cuisines… Continue reading Newcastle City Centre
I love going to the supermarkets here. There’s just so much variety and produce which I can’t find back home or are too expensive. Anybody who knows me is no stranger to the fact that I don’t eat a lot of fruits. But here the produce looks so good I decided to give them a… Continue reading Of Supermarkets and Kitchens
Being a quick 10-minute ride away, Durham is one of those easy day trips from Newcastle. I have been there in 2010 but it was around March or April, and the weather wasn’t exactly the best. I guess second time’s the charm because it was sunny and bright when I went back with my parents.… Continue reading Sun and Fun at Durham
We were blessed with good weather yesterday and so I thought of taking the parents out to Quayside for a leisurely stroll. It was their first time to take the Metro here in Newcastle. We reached the city center in about 15 minutes from Benton. We sat and looked around for a bit before walking… Continue reading Strolling by the Quayside
After church we went to Toby Carvery to have the traditional Sunday Roast. We each had a slice of the four roast meats available – turkey, beef, apple glazed pork, and honey and mustard gammond. I went all out on the sides. By the end of the line my plate had steamed broccoli, carrots, stuffing,… Continue reading Our Sunday Roast Experience
After four years I’m back in Newcastle Upon Tyne to visit my sister Tess, and my parents are with me this time. It’s very exciting because they have never been to Europe before. We have a great vacation planned and hopefully we’ll be able to update this blog often to keep you posted about our… Continue reading First Day in Newcastle