Catch52 is a London Food & Travel blog, giving you the hidden gems and dishes around London as well as local cuisines and places to stay around the world!

I’m Em, a Swedish born Iranian who’s been living in London since 2007. I’m the kind of person who can’t stay in one place or do one thing for too long without getting fidgety. I absolutely hate being restless and feel like we would be wasting our youth if we didn’t do something fulfilling with our time. When I’m not office bound 10 hours a day, I’m usually out traveling or stuffing my face at a newly opened restaurant. I live to eat and travel my way around the world  – one experience, restaurant and location at a time. I like to explore all foods and also travel styles, whether that’s hostels, air bib, luxury hotels, solo or with people.

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Where does “Catch52” come from?
I started this blog at the beginning of 2014. The new year is always a period which gets me thinking about where the time has gone and what I’ve achieved. I realized last year that life was just comfortably passing by and I wasn’t making anything amazing out of it. I work in finance, 10 hours per day and it can get repetitive as with any office job. There is more to life than just work! Life is too short – we should enjoy it and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. I began a 52-week project of doing something new every week of the year, hence Catch52. I created a bucket list and my blog to hold myself accountable to my promise and encourage others to do the same. 2014 was an amazing year with amazing new experiences. In 2014 I traveled alone for the first time, visited 6 countries and most recently went on to conquer my fear of Skydiving! Naturally, Catch52 has grown into a London Food & Travel blog.

What camera do I use?
A Nikon D750, together with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens and a 16-35 wide angle lens for travel.

I’m open to all kinds of new experiences, travel and food – in London and around the world. If you want to work with me on anything that would be interesting to me and my readers, please get in touch via catch52@live.com



  • Reply carissamaria April 20, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    This concept of yours is amazing, i love the idea of trying something new every week. What an interesting year you’ll have and i wish you the best in your discoveries. And many nice people to get in touch with!
    Thank you so much for following my blog, i’m honored. Since i started blogging i discovered almost every day something or someone impressive and today it was so nice to discover your lovely blog.
    Blessings and Happy Easter!

    • Reply Catch52 April 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you very much Carissa! Best of luck to you as well, I look forward to reading.

  • Reply wisemonkeysabroad April 21, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Awesome concept! Thanks for following our blog and we shall certainly follows yours to see how you
    go trying new things! We hope you do get to 20 countries and 4 continents by the end of the year! Maybe come to Australia?? 😉
    Good luck with your goal and look forward to seeing how it all unfolds!!

    • Reply Catch52 April 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you, Australia is on my list for next year! 🙂

  • Reply CrazyGuyinThailand April 21, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Cool and Interesting blog 😀

  • Reply mynuttydubai April 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Love this idea! I recently did 100 days of being happy which was a bit of a wake-up call to stop focusing on the negative in everyday life.

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog; I look forward to returning the favour and finding out all the new things you’ve done (and will continue to do) 🙂

  • Reply Victoria April 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow! Your blog is fabulous!

  • Reply budgeteurotrip April 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Hi, thanks for following my blog and travels! all the best for your life and blog 😉

  • Reply heyheyhannah April 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    So glad I came by your blog; I love the whole idea driving it. Definitely looking forward to reading more 🙂

    • Reply Catch52 April 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Aw thank you, I really appreciate that 🙂

  • Reply Alison and Don April 26, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Hi! Nice two meet you. I love your idea of doing something new every week. You’re right – life, *living*, can fall through the cracks when we’re so busy making a “living”. Have fun!
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. And do please feel free to join the conversation. Cheers, Alison

  • Reply clemandmarcella May 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Love the idea of your blog! Lots if fun 🙂

  • Reply cervixsays May 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Your mission is fantastic and inspirational. Kudos!! I can’t wait to read about all the new things you’ve tried so far 🙂

    • Reply Catch52 May 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you very much! 😀

  • Reply lily.taiga May 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for following my blog! And you got a great idea. Loved the random stuff most. Hope you get to cross off all those items on your bucketlist, and more!

  • Reply Hilary no tabi June 27, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Thanks much for following my blog and I’m happy to follow yours back. Like others before me, I *love* your blog idea! It’s refreshing, interesting, varied and fun! I look forward to reading more and also catching up on what I’ve missed. 😀 Take care!
    Hilary :>

  • Reply Lifeplus1 (@mylifeplus1) November 3, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Em, you have such a beautiful story behind your blog. I absolutely love it. So pleased we stumbled upon each other. Can’t wait to follow along.


  • Reply Stephanie Bonnet November 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Em, found your blog after you kindly followed me on Bloglovin and must say I really like it. The concept is great, the posts are of the right length for me but above all, I love how frank you are with your reviews.

    I’ll be following you back for sure !

    • Reply Catch52 November 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂 I really appreciated, looking forward to reading more on your blog too x

  • Reply neelke2014 November 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hello Em! I just found your blog, it’s really great and inspiring. I like it very much. Thanks for adding me on bloglovin.

    xo Cinnamon

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  • Reply May June 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    EM you don’t blog anymore? 🙁

  • Reply Nona September 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Em, I love your blog! Keep smiling girl 🙂

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