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1. Who are you?
I’m Jemma. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia with Fijian heritage and am an island girl at heart with a deep love for sunshine and the ocean. Two years ago I moved to London to continue my dream of travelling as far, wide and often as possible!
2. What is your site The Hibiscus Traveller about?
The Hibiscus Traveller was initially created as a place to share my travel stories. It quickly sparked a passion for storytelling and morphed into a corner on the web to develop and share my travel writing and photography. From my time living in London, the idea of the Hibiscus Traveller has continued to evolve through the people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had. More and more, I hope to inspire people to travel and explore. The Hibiscus Traveller is also present on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
3. What is one food tip you would give about London?
I think the seasonal pop-up food markets around London are the best for sampling delights from some of the city’s hippest restaurants and chefs. My favourites this summer are Night Tales in Hackney Wick, Dinerama in Shoreditch and the new Pergola On The Roof in White City (a first for West London!).
4. What is one travel tip you would give about London?
The Tube (Metro) is the key to getting around London. Download the ‘Tube Map’ app, the easiest way to search how to get from point A to B as quickly and simply as possible. Once you know where you’re going, head to the new Tate Modern for an amazing view of St Paul’s Cathedral and the skyscrapers of East London.
5. What is the best thing to eat in London?
With London’s huge migrant population (almost 40% of the population in this city is foreign born!), you can get every and any type of food here! Indian and specifically Punjabi cuisine in London is definitely some of the best I’ve had in the world, even after travelling around India. My favourite restaurant is Tayyabs in Whitechapel for affordable, mouthwateringly good curries and their specialty – sizzling lamb chops.