Quantcast

About Manveena Suri

(Manveena Suri has written 28 articles for us)
Manveena Suri is a London-based freelance journalist currently working for Asian News International and Bloomberg Africa. She has previously worked for Al Jazeera English in New Delhi and CNBC Africa in Johannesburg.

Posts by Manveena Suri:

Wild at Heart Florist, London

Wild at Heart Florist, London

The Wild at Heart florist can be found at the main entrance to Liberty, one of London’s best-known luxury department stores. Located on Great Marlborough Street, Wild at Heart boasts a wide range of beautiful and unusual blooms. Just choose the flowers you want and the team will turn them into a gorgeous bouquet. If(…)

Published On: Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Christopher St James

Christopher St James

This little jewellery shop is nestled along a narrow cobbled side street near London’s bustling Leicester Square. Christopher St James is a fabulously glamorous shop that stocks original designs and that too at a pretty reasonable price, which came as a welcome surprise. The shop is named after its owner, a jewellery designer who has(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Ramesseum

Ramesseum

Though it lies in ruins, the Ramesseum is a magnificent example of the scale, not to mention the flamboyance, of the power and awe that some of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs commanded. What is seen today are the remains of one of several monuments that Pharaoh Ramses II commissioned over the course of his 67-year reign.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Wadi Al-Hitan or The Valley of Whales

Wadi Al-Hitan or The Valley of Whales

When most people think of the sites and marvels of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx and the temples of Luxor come to mind, but there’s one that’s off the beaten track and not as well known. Located in the oasis region of Fayoum is one of the best preserved paleontological sites in the(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

If you’re looking for a holiday experience that combines Egypt’s vast and glorious history with relaxation, then the Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruise is for you. Most cruises on the Nile pack a busy itinerary into 3-4 days leaving guests with little time before the next day of sightseeing. The Oberoi Zahra cruises run for(…)

Published On: Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Archive Bookstore

Archive Bookstore

This is my new favourite second-hand bookshop in London and one that I can’t wait to visit again. Archive Bookstore, located just off Edgware Road, is a treasure chest of old books waiting for a new home. It’s less than five minutes away from both Marylebone Station and Edgware Road Station. There’s a large selection(…)

Published On: Friday, September 13th, 2013
Brick Lane in London

Brick Lane in London

A walk down Brick Lane always reminds me how much I love London. For centuries, the area has been home to new waves of immigrants be it the Irish and the Jews to most recently becoming the hub for London’s Bangladeshi community. Located in the heart of the East End, this area was also once(…)

Published On: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Mamlouk

Mamlouk

This is a treasure chest of a shop! Mamlouk is crammed with authentic Egyptian arts and crafts. From paintings and ceramics to handicrafts made out of wood and glass, if you like shopping you’re bound to be tempted by most of the things here. It’s a pretty small shop but in every nook and cranny(…)

Published On: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

While it may not compare to the large collection at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art still boasts an impressive collection of artifacts dating from the Predynastic Period through to the Islamic era. Highlights include objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb such as furniture and jewellery. There’s also a reconstructed wall(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

If for whatever reason you’re only able to do one thing in Luxor, make sure it is the Temple of Luxor! The Temple of Luxor is a vast and sprawling complex and a fine example of Egypt’s ongoing history. Construction is believed to have commenced under Amenhotep III during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013