Category: Wandering P

London life, the digital world overseas travel, travel Photography, Food and Film.
basically my personal travel blog.

Levelling Up in Life: My Epic Birthday as a New Dad

I am back and keeping up with my annual tradition of spilling the beans on my birthday shenanigans. This year’s celebration isn’t just any old cake-and-candles affair. It’s my first birthday as a new dad! 🍼👶 Talk about levelling up in the game of life!

This year I am in Lima, Peru, with my fantastic squad – Mel and of course, the newest member of our team Ella. This year was extra special, and not just because I’m rocking the dad vibes. Everything feels like a first again, and let me tell you, it’s all kinds of awesome Feel very much loved and super special.

This year, I was totally blown away by a surprise that’s going to be hard to top in the future. As an avid gamer (Play Station) who’s been practically living in the world of Apex Legends for the past few years (seriously, this game was my lifeline during the pandemic), I’ve made some incredible friends and formed an unbeatable squad. For those not in the know, Apex Legends is this intense, free-to-play battle royale game where you play in squads, each member rocking their unique abilities. And my go-to guy? The one and only Caustic – the master of toxic gas traps. 💨

Imagine my surprise when Mel unveils this jaw-dropping Caustic-themed cake. I mean, we’re talking about a cake so cool, that even a Google search couldn’t find any better-looking cake based on Apex Legends. The flavour of the cake was Red velvet. The cake was made by Rabbit Bakery. definitely a shoutout to them for making a fantastic cake.

This birthday wasn’t just about the cake. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of special moments with friends and family. I felt like the star of my own action-packed adventure, surrounded by the people who mean the world to me.

Reflecting on this year, it’s been a rollercoaster with lots of ups and very few downs. The journey has been filled with beautiful memories, love, and success. And as I blow out the candles (metaphorically speaking, because let’s be honest, who would want to ruin a masterpiece of a cake?), I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s been part of this incredible journey.

So, here’s to another year of life, levelling up both in Apex Legends and as a new dad. Bring it on, world – I’m ready for whatever next-level challenges and joys you’ve got in store!

Peace out and party on, folks! 🎈🎮

Merry Christmas from La Rioja, Spain

Merry Christmas to all you lovely people who live in my phone/computer.
This is my 3rd Christmas with Saenz family in La Rioja, Spain. The hospitality, food and all the love is so beautiful.
La Rioja is a province in northern Spain with a renowned local wine industry.
I sincerely hope you’re doing fantastic.
Enjoy the holiday season. 🎄

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India with DJI Mavic Air Drone in 4K (Palghar, Kelva and Maswan)

I spent 2 days traveling across the Kelva Beach, Palghar and the Maswan village in Maharashtra, India just to test my new DJI Mavic Air.
This time of the year these locations look very dry, but in monsoon it exactly opposite, it’s lush green and the dam is always overflowing, the river even floods sometimes.
I got the Drone in London just 3 weeks ago but as I live in central London I could not really fly it anywhere as it’s prohibited.
As I am here in India for 4 weeks I am making the most of flying the drone so I get used to flying it and also explore all the cool functions it comes with.

Shot in 4K with: DJI Mavic Air Drone and iPhone XS .

Locations: Kelva Beach, Kelva Fishing port, Palghar, Maswan village Surya Dam.

Music: Billie Eilish Ocean Eyes Webster Remix

A beautiful vintage AirBnb home experience in Florence Italy

Every time I travel I do try and find beautiful and unique homes to live in because I love the extra dimension it adds to your travel experience.

While Airbnb has come to be known as the low-key, economical way to travel, it also boasts some seriously incredible, one-of-a-kind accommodations.

This beautifully appointed apartment in the middle of historical Florence just a next to The Central market (a great place to eat is upstairs there) also the Duomo and many sights.

I used it for three night during my stay last week while I was attending River to River Florence Film festival.

The apartment is in a palace which dates to the 1500s and has terracotta floors and ancient oak-beamed ceilings.

The whole place was very eclectic (bordering on the quirky) decoration, which I loved.
Just minus the two mannequins dressed and made to stand just next to the bed, it kept creeping me out as I was staying there alone and I kept feeling they kept watching me.

In daytime the bedroom had natural light through it’s two huge windows, I went in winter, so it used to get dark very early, but I would love to go back to the same house again in summer.
Same goes for the Florence itself, I am sure I would love it even more in summer as it tends to get very hot in Tuscany.

#florence #italy #interiordesign #design #airbnb #holiday #vintage #homes #beautifulhomes

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