Out and About|Suvlaki

Greek food has always been one of my favourite. When we used to live in Germany, our parents used to always treat us to a Gyros meal at the little Greek restaurant in Heinsberg. In fact, when we do go back to Germany now and then, we still go there! It has sort of become our little tradition.

Hence, my sister and I decided to give Suvlaki a go! Continue reading “Out and About|Suvlaki”

Out and About|Palm Vaults

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On my birthday, my sister and I had brunch at Palm Vaults. The café is decorated in a very urban way. You can tell even before entering the café, that you aren’t entering your normal cafés like Costa or Starbucks. You will be surrounded with pastel decor and plants hanging beautifully from the ceiling. Oh and if you are a vegan, you will be spoiled for choice!

To begin, I had a Lavender Latte and toast with tomato, basil and pesto. My sister had a mushroom toastie.

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*24*

If you have been following me on instagram recently, you might know that I celebrated my 24th birthday a few days back.


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The day before my birthday, I took the train to London from Leicester and met up with my sister there. I booked a place through Airbnb few weeks back, so that’s where we stayed.

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Bow River, somewhere between Banff and Jasper

Bow River - Canadian Rockies - Canada - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

Out and About|Lake Agnes, AB

Lake Agnes, Alberta - Canada - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

Want to know about my experience of hiking for the first time to finally see this beauty? Click ‘Out and About’ on the menu tab or just scroll down to see the post about my hiking experience and more!

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Out and About|Something I wouldn’t normally do|Hiking


Hiking - Lake Louise - Banff - Lake Agnes - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

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Out and About|Review: Emerald Lake Lodge



Emerald Lake Lodge - Canada - Review - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

 

Emerald Lake Lodge is where I spent my first stay once I arrived In Canada this Summer. I got there really late and to be honest, was a bit lost. Thankfully the shuttle bus driver was there and made sure I got to the main reception safely. He was really friendly and made me feel really welcome. Checking in at the reception was quick and easy. Once I got the keys I couldn’t wait to go to my cabin and just go to sleep as a I had a very hectic journey.

So got to my cabin and opened the door. Just wow. It was exactly as described. I loved the small details. The bed was so comfy and the fire place just made it so much more better! I got told at the reception that wifi is only available at the main lodge, but I managed to get enough wifi connection from my room! The only issue I had was that the bathroom lock was broken.

The next day I managed to get an early morning view of the location. My view from the balcony was just so peaceful and spectacular.

Emerald Lake Lodge - Canada - Review - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

Once I got ready, I went out for a little stroll. The weather was quite chilly, and parts of the lake was still frozen, but that is quite normal for Canada during May. So if you do decide to go around the time I went there, be prepared!

Overall I gave the Emerald Lake Lodge a 4 out 5 score on tripadvisor. Bear in mind, I only stayed there for a night and i didn’t try out the food they offered. If it wasn’t for the bathroom lock, I would have given them a 5 out of 5. You have to go there just to experience the view it has to offer.

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Something I Fell in Love with Today…

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I’m in love with this picture by the famous Murad Osmann.

Words can’t express how beautiful this picture is!

What do you think?

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The Cosy Club Leicester

IMG_5301.JPGSince it opened about a month ago, I really wanted to check this place out. My housemates went there before me and absolutely loved it.

After seeing what it looked like, I was really intrigued to check the place out myself.

I’ve been to the Cosy Club twice now and have enjoyed my experience both times.

 

The Cosy Club has a nice casual area and a restaurant area. It’s a perfect place to catch up with friends or family.

The food is great and prices are reasonable.

But what I enjoyed the most was the atmosphere. The lighting, the music and everything else just makes it a cosy place to hang out. (Oh! And I love their cute napkins!)

It is very different to the usual restaurants out there and it is definitely a place to check out.

A great new addition to Leicester!

The Cosy Club

62-68 Highcross Street
Leicester
LE1 4NN

Opening Hours:

Mon- Wed: 9am – 11pm

Thurs: 9am – 12am

Fri- Sat: 9am – 1am

Sun: 9am – 11pm

Gelato Village

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I don’t know about you, but I prefer Italian ice cream to the usual ones we get here. For many years, I’ve been complaining about how much I hate the ice creams you get here, and how I miss the ones I used to have when I went to Italy.

So anyway…This week, I decided to just walk around Leicester and ended up taking a route back home which I normally don’t use. And there it was: Gelato Village!!!

I was so happy to see it. It was freezing outside, and yet I still went in and bought a little pot of ice cream.

The prices are reasonable and the gelato tasted amazing! (I had hazelnut, chocolate and pistachio, by the way.) If you are not sure which flavour to buy, they will even let you try out the flavours first! Gelato Village is definitely a place to check out! 

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Don’t take my word for it. Go experience it yourself!

Gelato Village
Italian Artisan Gelato & More
2 St. Martins Square – Leicester
LE1 5DF

Opening hours

Mon – Wed: 11:00 – 20:00

Thurs: 11:00 – 22:00

Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 23:00

Sun: 11:00 – 20:00

A day at the ZSL London Zoo

After my second year exams, I went to London for a week and spent a few days being a tourist. As an animal lover I really wanted to go to the ZSL London Zoo.

The main reason I wanted to go there, was to see the baby tigers.

So woke up early, all excited like a 6 year old, to see all the animals. And due to let’s say lack of navigation skills, I ended up arriving at the zoo later than expected.

We started off by entering Africa. And what was the first animal I had the pleasure to meet? Well… a pygmy hippo (basically just a hippo, except smaller ;) ). 10382631_254636514743241_7009698956841822876_n

Then we got to see the giraffes being fed, which was so cool.

So we continued our day, seeing more animals. Familiar ones like gorillas and lions and also ones never seen or heard before.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed the birds at the zoo as well.

But my highlight of the day was going into the Butterfly paradise. It was so beautiful. Lots of butterflies flying around. It was a colourful and a very magical experience.

10384144_254636688076557_6649648577223149703_nSo what about the baby tigers? No, I didn’t get to see the baby tigers, because I didn’t get there on time. BUT… I ended up with a baby tiger soft toy, AND…

I did get to see a 7 day old baby sloth!!!

My overall day at the ZSL London Zoo was better than I expected and I would so love to go there again. :D ♡

Check out the pictures from my day at the ZSL London Zoo here