Friday, November 17The Voice of London

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10 photos of Moscow to show you exactly how beautiful winter solitude can be

10 photos of Moscow to show you exactly how beautiful winter solitude can be

Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, photography, Travel, Uncategorized
Short winter nights have made a comeback just as the forlorn feelings of initial chills in the autumn are slipping away into our Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Sleep in a little too much and your day has gone by with the afternoon sunset. Selfies from the Halloween weekend are now way down in your newsfeed yet the festive vibes have yet to arrive. You are probably not the only only one lonely and lost in that awkward, unnecessarily mopish time of the year but a quick visit to the vast city of Moscow, Russia shows you that desolation can be beautiful. Without the tears or the sad acoustics, winter solitude has taken over the historic city in silence and light. Written by JENNY JIN LEE Subbed by LOUANNA ERARD
What they never tell you about being Asian and female in London

What they never tell you about being Asian and female in London

Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
People all over the world come to London, mesmerised by its sheer rawness of the passion, the love, the spirit.  They are blended into the traces of history and tradition lingering in every gesture of the English people and at every corner of the English streets. But sometimes we forget the diversity of cultures, minds, and voices that are interlocked in the community. Some are constantly prodded and probed to provide an explanation for their Asian looks, with basic manners and personal space hardly respected.   Women aged 18-23 from Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese heritage currently residing in London were interviewed to share their experience of living in London under these conditions. While the women did not hesitate to share their love for the city’s international cu
Top five free libraries in London you must visit

Top five free libraries in London you must visit

culture, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
  London is a city filled with hidden treasures and this is my treasure map for you.  If you are a bookworm then this is the article is your pot of gold, but if you are not so keen on reading, stay with me - because here is a list of the top five free libraries in London and why you must visit them regardless.     The British Library The largest library in the world has been located right under your nose all this time. On Euston Road, 44 years have passed and the British Library is still standing strong with a collection of 13,950,000 books.  A heavenly place for book lovers. But what if you are not the biggest fan of reading? The British Library is not a home only for books but also holds various exhibitions. This month it’s Harry Potter: A History of
Lost, confused and wondering where I am: Culture shock and how to overcome it

Lost, confused and wondering where I am: Culture shock and how to overcome it

Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
Culture shock - we’ve all had it. That bizarre feeling of disorientation and confusion we experience when we’re faced with a way of life that is completely different to what we're familiar with. For the majority of us, we simply can’t wait to explore a new destination that’s been collecting dust on our bucket list, somewhere that we may have never been to before. We sit excitedly through the flight, wait for taxiing to finish, go through customs, gather our first impressions, and then it hits us - like a basketball in the face. Culture shock - which can last from as little as a few days to even longer than a few years. It doesn’t matter how much research we do on a particular city or country before we leave, culture shock will always be there to greet us when we set foot into new territor
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