Floral Heaven| Saint Aymes Café

The Saint Aymes Cafe is currently one of the trendiest places in London and it’s all thanks to the work of sisters Michela & Lois Wilson that, inspired by the work of Wes Anderson and their Nana’s floral garden designed this cute paradise in the heart of London. I’ve visited this floral heaven on a very quiet day, I made sure it was a weekday so it’s not too overcrowded and I could taste their delicious treats and take all the photos I wanted.

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The café is located in Connaught Village and is only a short walk (approx. 10 mins) from Marble Arch.

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The decoration of the place is simply beautiful and if you’re loving the photos, I can tell you that once you’re there it’s even more stunning.

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My sister and I ordered pancakes with Nutella and a nice green tea, but I definitely need to come back to taste the unicorn latte.

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You can find more information, including opening times and Saint Aymes menu on Tripadvisor.

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Natural History Museum| London

London isn’t only about the fancy restaurants and cute places with delicious tea and cakes. Sorry if my blog has only sent you that idea so far. There’s so much more to it and the Natural History Museum is just one example of that.

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The museum is home to life and earth science specimens including some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. Their collections are quite fascinating, especially given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

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You might recognise the museum by its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons, the large Diplodocus cast that dominated the vaulted central hall before it was replaced in 2017 with the skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling.

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If you’re visiting London I would definitely suggest a visit to the Natural History Museum, not only because of the amazing and interesting things you will find inside but also because has an easy access and the entry is completely free.

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Visit the Natural History Museum on TripAdvisor for more information here.

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Going Back to Paradise|Tróia

This is not the first time I write about Tróia on the blog. The first post was in 2015, while I was still living in Portugal and Tróia was one of my frequent visited beaches.

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Now I don’t have the option to visit it so frequently, which somehow makes the visits even greater. It’s always good to come back to this relaxing peninsula located in Grândola Municipality, Portugal, next to the Sado River estuary.

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To me, this is one of the most beautiful coastlines of Portugal, with a 13km stretch of pristine sands, crystal clear waters and pine forested sand dunes. The beaches aren’t as crowded as the ones in Arrábida, which makes the whole experience even better.

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I usually take the ferry ride across the cooling water of the Sado estuary, while looking for dolphins. But if you definitely want to see the dolphins then you need to try Vertigem Azul’s Sunset Party, which I wrote about in this post.

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So my advice to you is, go visit the scenic and unspoilt eastern shoreline of Tróia. The deserted beaches are a true chance to escape from it all.

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