It’s been quite a week of traveling, last Wednesday I flew back to the UK to attend to some personal matters. Now that Valencia Airport have stopped flights from some major airports in UK, I had to resort to long haul traveling to catch my flight from Alicante to East Midlands. On Wednesday I am again due to fly back just for a couple of days, then hopefully that would be my traveling back to the UK for this year.

I should have expected it really but since I got back on Friday I have been feeling under the weather the blasted cold have got me for the first time this year. I have forgotten how crowded and tiring it is again to be in the city. But it’s not all doom and gloom (apart from the weather), I have gotten to spend time with family and manage to eat my way through the visit.

I have missed many things, first stop was the local Indian takeaway, oh how I’ve missed thee! But I spent most of my time around Chinese Quarter as I wanted to pick up a few things to take back home. I also stopped by a couple of restaurants and cafes while I was there it was nice to have a change of scenery, the Arcadian Centre  in Birmingham have always been close to my heart. I spent many years working around this area and meeting up with my friends back in the days. It’s nice to see that my favourite shop the Wah Kee Bakery is still baking those delicious savoury and sweet treats, I never go pass here without grabbing myself a couple of CharSui filled pork buns! The chinese buns are around the £1-2.00 mark, so they are really affordable, the only problem is knowing which one to choose!

I also grabbed a quick coffee at Caffe Chino, another place to try out if you are ever in this part of town. Apart from the wide range of drinks from the black coffee to Green Tea Latte they also sell beautiful customised celebration cakes. Shame they don’t deliver to Europe. 😉

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British/Filipina now living in Valencia, Spain. Mum, wife, designer and illustrator. I am also the author of Ohla Living where I share my lifestyle, travel, recipes and creative ideas.

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