London Hotspot: Indian Street Eats & Cocktails

Chit Chaat Chai is one of the newest places you can score tasty Indian street food. You’ll find the restaurant a short walk away from Wandsworth town station in South West London (zone 2). I live and work in East London, so for me to venture off my regular beaten path takes a little motivation,…

Brewing up some bold taste at Crate

I’ve made no secret of it that I think the best pizza in London (or anywhere) is baked right in the heart of East London, at Crate Brewery. Of course Crate is first and foremost known for its beer. While I don’t pretend to be the most well-versed beer connoisseur, I do recognize a good…

Salsa in London

Moving to London was all about starting over. This doesn’t necessarily mean letting go of anything and everything that meant something to me in the past. For example, I am still putting my data science hat on sometimes, even if my current work doesn’t require it. Nevertheless, it is difficult to incorporate some of the…

A taste of luggage freedom with AirPortr

I have travelled about 50 000 miles in 2015. This is quite a bit less than the year before, which was 70 000 miles. When I travel for business, I am usually carrying quite a bit of equipment. I’ve typically flown with our full Papers booth. This means one personal suitcase, and 2-3 work related items….

Analyzing my cycling behaviour, using R

When I first came to London, being close to a tube station was an important factor for where I was going to stay. Soon enough I discovered cycling in London and luck had it that there was a Boris Bike stop outside my apartment, as well as one close to the office. Ever since, I have…

Is London building a “PATH”?

London is potentially doing something interesting with some unused tube lines: creating an underground walkway. It reminds me of what Toronto has done very well already: Expanding the city’ infrastructure by creating an underground haven for pedestrians. For Toronto, this comes in handy with its cold winters. London is looking at transforming unused sections of the Piccadilly…

Ordering in a massage

Time flies. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been living in London for over two years now and just like the city I haven’t exactly slowed down. I might have covered fewer miles this year compared to last years travels, but I’ve ramped up my mileage in London. People talk a lot about work-life balance, but…

Raving about Rave Class in London

When I was looking to join a gym in London a few months ago, it was partially motivated by the UK weather. Gloomy and dark early in winter, it wasn’t the kind of weather that makes me lace up my shoes and think, “yay, let’s go for a run in the dark!” The two criteria I was…

Fashion Filled Weekend in London

London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, but I have to admit I have not experienced too much of it yet. Fashion is not my usual forte, and never had to be because as a researcher any outfits were covered up with lab coats. While I enjoy dressing up, in my previous…

Best Pizza in London: Crate Brewery

I am very picky, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of fantastic food all over the world. Pizza is one of those foods that is so simple, yet so easily ruined. After biting down on countless slices, from Rome to Chicago, I can say it is hard to find the perfect Pizza. I’ve tried a few…

A Saturday in (East) London

This weekend my friend from Canada is visiting, and of course that means we are doing some touring of London. The plan was to hang out, and for my friend to experience what life in London is like. However, if we were to stick to my usual routine we may not leave the house (some…