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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org