My Irish husband, Thomas, and I live in Notting Hill, London. I am a writer and he is a student of Law at King's College London. We love current affairs, politics, music, travel, food and wine, and experiencing the art, culture, and architecture of other parts of the world, as well as spending as much time with family as we can.
Our favorite things to do here at home is to go for a long afternoon of Guinness and fresh oysters at The Cow or to take a long walk in Hyde Park or up in Hampstead Heath. Our favorite places we've ever been are Barcelona, Malta, Amsterdam, Maui (him) and the Loire Valley (me) and visiting one another's homelands--Seattle and America's Pacific Northwest and Kerry, Donegal, and Connemara, Ireland.
When we travel we prefer to pretend we live in the place. This is why we love Airbnb hosts. We always try to do as the locals do, and try to speak their language (at least a little) and buy our groceries at local markets. We do enjoy trying our hosts' favorite restaurants and cafes and theatres too, but most of all we love walking around most of the day and then cooking together in the evening.
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