March 29, 2016

Day trips from London: a visit to Bath

As this was our second time to visit London, my wife and I wanted to explore other places outside the city that would be easily accessible via either bus or train.

We were able to visit Bath, Oxford, Windsor Castle and Greenwich (which is technically still part of London but was further away from the city centre than most other tourist sites). In this post I will talk more about our visit to Bath.

Getting to Bath

Friends and family recommended that we visit Bath so we decided to go on a weekday after some quick research online on how to get there. Travel by train was the quickest (90 mins) and most convenient way to get to Bath from London with trains departing from London Paddington Station every half hour. Since we decided to visit Bath almost on impulse, I must say that the tickets we purchased were somewhat pricey. A friendly tip I would give is to purchase your train tickets well in advance of your visit. 

Paddington Station

March 23, 2016

Easy reading books for travel: Me Before You and Crazy Rich Asians

My wife and I like to bring books when we travel. We like to take the idle time on the plane, train or bus to do some light reading. I don't like to bring the usual business books I've been reading and reflecting about since my MBA. I take the time during the holiday to catch up on some of the more popular fiction titles. It also give my wife and I an opportunity to read the same books (gasp, she is not fond of reading the business books that have caught my fancy lately) and to talk about it afterwards.

For our recent trip to London, we each picked out a book before we left. My wife selected "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes while I picked out "Crazy Rich Asian" by Kevin Kwan.

My wife has good taste in books
I was attracted to the title