Meet Alina, our new intern from Cologne, Germany!

Hi everybody and welcome to my first blog entry! My name is Alina and I am the new intern here in Tti.I am originally from Moldova, or Transnistria, to be precise, but I have lived in Germany since 2000 so I consider myself a real Cologne girl. I am currently doing an apprenticeship with the Deutsche Telekom and as a part of my foreign correspondent qualification I will be staying with you for the next six weeks and I am very excited about that!


I have to admit that London wasn’t very nice to me considering the city greeted me with pouring rain and icy winds. Nevertheless, this is nothing that could stand in the way of a real Whovian! So my first station was clear, it had to be the Who Shop!

The Who Shop started on the 1st of December 1984 in a warehouse in Wapping. As well as attending conventions and events all over the world, including the likes of San Diego Comic Con, The Who Shop has evolved and regenerated over the years into its present incarnation in Upton Park, East London.

Run by wife and husband team, Alexandra and Kevan, The Who Shop, has been featured on numerous Television programs and news articles.

I have really enjoyed the countless hours I have spent there and even if the shop appears to be small it is definitely bigger on the inside.

What are you looking at? Do I have something on my back?


The weather spoiled me (at least in the first half of the day) so I decided to check out the school;s location and the Camden Market as well. I really had to stop myself from jumping into every stand since the Market is a paradise for nerds and geeks from all over the world! But be prepared, you will loose track of time!

There are hundreds of shops from self-made jewelry to hand-painted shoes, you just have to decide for yourself, what you desperately need that day. For me, it was a cronut.


Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by Chef Dominique Ansel and trademarked by his Bakery in New York City. The pastry is made by frying a laminated dough in grape seed oil. The fried pastry is then sugared, filled, and glazed. And yes, mine is filled with salty caramel and sprinkled with pistachio nuts. Bliss!

I have been walking for hours and discovered all the Markets, vintage shops, bookstores with a hidden cafe and a performing waiter. And I am sure that if I come here next time, I will find even more interesting things, especially at the Food Market!

And the most important thing: go everywhere you can and experience as much as you can. Because we all are mad here, right?

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