Tag Archives: London

Aug 11 2012

Instagraming from LONDON

by Abdul-Aziz in apps, Photography, Travel

While in London during last winter, i decoumented my trip with pictures that i uploaded to my account in instagram. Most of my instagram followers are probably familiar with those pictures, except some of those ghost followers i am having just like everybody else hehehe.

if you are reading this & not following me already, follow me @Az_Q8blend


For more pictures check @Az_Q8blend in instagram

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Jul 31 2012

Do i Miss LONDON?

by Abdul-Aziz in Food, Travel

To be honest I don’t really know if I do or not. I hate certain aspects of London, like the number of people who just get in your way all the time”eyes rolling” specially Arabs with “agendas”. I hate the every year raising number of money biggers flying around the shopping stores, waiting for their next victim. But then I remembered the great sights, weather, memories & FOOD in London.

Who could resist London’s FOOD!

Byron’s Burgers

The Humming Bird Bakery

Signor Sassi 

Gourmet Burger’s Kitchen


Or maybe eating while strolling around the food market in Covent Garden on Thursdays & hunting Faberge Eggs afterwards

What about being in a world of CHOCOLATE!


 I have to be certain …. i think i missed you LONDON!

Declaimer : i know this post had diverted from it’s original idea due to me being FASTING “i can’t believe it’s 11th Ramadan already!”. But who in earth don’t like FOOD pics & posts, right?

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Apr 01 2012

BYRON – Proper Hamburgers

by Abdul-Aziz in Food, Travel

Well well well, finally we got the chance to try out this well known gourmet Burgers place “BYRON”

while trying any new burger place i stick to the classic burger, i think tasting the burger naked “Meat” flavor can make you judge a burger better “am a meat lover indeed”

this branch is newly opened  in Soho, i liked how the building is whole glass, it feels like you are eating on the walkway & the sun can find it way to your table easily.

the seating area was nice & tidy

the menu is kinda basic & easy to browse; burgers, sides, salads & desserts

we had green olives while waiting for the Burgers. Nothing complimentary, those olives costs approximately 2 KD “london prices on fire, Baby” ;P

 The Burgers was well presented, holding up all together & the bun is soft and Fresh

thats the BYRON sauce to the side. It should be eaten with the burger but we ate it with the fries instead “seems like mayonaise based sauce”

the Apricot salad which was nice, only thing is the apricot is a little undercooked

Bottom line : it was nice but i preferred GBK over BYRON. Maybe it’s my taste buds whats defected these days, but all i could say is: it was “OK” ,,,  & in my dictionary OK means Maybe just MAYBE am going back for re-try

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Mar 26 2012

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (gbk) @ Westfield London

by MiMi in Food, Travel

When we first saw it.. their branch that was in the Avenues popped up in our heads immediately.. So we decided to have our lunch there since it’s no longer available in Kuwait..

Unlike how it was back home.. here you have to place your order on one of those cashiers

 They were opening the window shields to the walkway area.. which made the place more wider and refreshing 

Here’s a section where you could get as much as you want of peanuts, water with slice of lemon and mint and many other things

The laundry clip refers to your tables number 

And here it comes the classic burger.. it had a red sauce that’s close to tomato paste but with a sweet flavor close to the sweet relish.. which added a touch to the taste of the sandwich :)

We’re not big fans of cole slows and I don’t know why we ordered it.. but we liked it a lot 😀

The second one is a green salad.. nothing new 😛

Chunky Fries and Skinny Fries.. both were yummy

The staff were amazing.. we really had a good time there :)


Unit 1072

Westfield Shopping Centre

White City



Phone: 02087491246

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Mar 20 2012

Ripley’s.. Believe it or Not!

by MiMi in Fun, Info, Travel

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is one of the entertainment attraction we love to visit over and over.. where we explore 700 odd, amazing and fun exhibits across 5 floors.. We’ve seen there some of the strange things that we’ve heard or read before..
This place is really where you can educate yourself and gain some culture in a matter of fun :)

The world’s smallest car

The famous Pixar Cars character (McQueen) made of crochet

A Mini Cooper encrusted with 1,000,000 Swarovski crystals

Some bizarre transformations “Pranks of Nature,” like two-headed calf and 5-legged lamb

Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks

An upside-down tea party

This cardigan was worn by Marilyn Monroe in a 1962 photo shoot on Santa Monica beach. Other items include Marilyn Monroe’s purse, clutch and make-up bag.

Dresses made out of tissue rolls

This is the world’s  tallest guy (2.72 m).. you could stand by him and see the difference 😉

Besides him a mammoth fossil

Loved their chandelier :)

One of the corridors leading to the wonders of the sea

Get a close up view of a Great White’s teeth and see an Albino Alligator! so creepy

Genuine human shrunken heads from the Jivaro Indians of Ecuador, bizarre ritual to shrink, involving removing the skull

Ghanaians choose to be buried in an elaborate coffins.. which represents some aspect of their life. Coffins are carved in the form of cars, trades, animals, etc, and the eagle generally indicates a leader or tribal chief.

Spinning Vortex Tunnel.. This optical illusion, once on the walkway, gives you the impression of the walkway moving and not the walls!

 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is Located at:

The London Pavilion

1 Piccadilly Circus

London W1J 0DA

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Mar 19 2012

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

by MiMi in Art, Competition, Travel

While we were getting around in London, we noticed many artistic eggs distributed all over many places.. at first we thought it’s just a preparation for Easter, then we realized the metal plate below each egg which explained everything..

The story is that there are 209 eggs hidden across 12 Egg Zones across central London.. and in the competition’s website they have the maps of those 12 zones where you can use them to hunt and find all the 209 eggs..

 The first, second and third eggs we found them in Covent Garden

 This one was in Selfridges

These are in St. James’s Park

 This one is in Carnaby Street

 And this was also in Covent Garden

Whoever enters the competition might win The Diamond Jubilee Egg valued at over £100,000 by simply texting the keyword when they find an egg!

So what do you think.. should we participate? 😉

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Mar 18 2012

Signor Sassi – London

by MiMi in Food, Travel

Most of people who have been to London passed by Signor Sassi.. One of the famous Italian restaurants there.. This is our second visit to it..
On my first visit I was expecting a fancy place according on the strong recommendation I’ve heard.. but when I stepped into the restaurant I was thinking mmm.. it’s just fine 😛 check out the place..

To be honest I can not recall what we ate on our first visit.. all what we remember that people overrated the place.. coz the food was nice nothing more.. nothing less.. and the decoration was old fashioned 😛

 I know u might ask why we went there again.. well that’s why:

Their welcoming OLIVES 😀

This is the most delicious olives I’ve ever tried.. the green olives doesn’t have a bitter taste at all :)

 The funny thing is that this is an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve PIZZA!

So here’s what we had that day..

A Green Salad

 Bruschetta with basil and giant tomato.. they really needed to chop their tomatoes more

 Eggplant Parmigiana.. was outstanding 😀 definitely will have it again on my next visit

Penne Arrabiata.. Was yummy too

And that’s all.. if u wanna try it some day.. u need to place a call to reserve.. u’ll find them here:

Knightsbridge Green London

14 Knightsbridge Green


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7584 2277


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