Talented actress Lena, who has made her presence felt after essaying many incredible roles in Malayalam film industry, loves to travel and explore new destinations. For her, travelling is not just hitting the road but a space that provides ample time for introspection.
The actress rates her 50-day trip to Nepal as the best to-date for the simple reason that it was a solo trip undertaken without any planning whatsoever. Lena is very passionate about travelling and has been to many exotics places.
Travel in 2020
2020 was a tough year for everyone, including travel enthusiasts. Forget about travelling, even stepping out of house was a tall order. But Lena was lucky as she got an opportunity to travel for work in the fag end of 2020, and the actress was fortunate enough to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year in London. Lena, along with co-star Nimisha Sajayan, is in the UK for the canning of ‘Footprints on Water’, an Indo-British film directed by Natalia Syam.
Lena, who flew to London from the Cochin International Airport, notes that the aerodrome wore a deserted look due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travelling and film shooting
Currently, the shooting of the film is underway in Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. In her vlog, Lena has posted footages of her mother sharing Christmas cake with her before the actress left for the UK. The videos of the actress having a great time in the UK, where the temperature dipped to 2 degree Celsius, will take your breath away. Lena made it a point to traverse through London during break from work and the snaps of actress in the backdrop of snowfall are simply eye-catching. The actress has also introduced the women-dominated film crew in her vlog.
One thing that stands out in the posts is Lena’s exquisite tattoos. She did these tattoos at ‘Opulent Ink’, a parlour run by sought-after tattoo artist Tony Evans in Birmingham. It took almost eight hours to complete the tattoos and new well-crafted designs were added to existing hand tattoos. All tattoo parlours in the UK strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, says Lena.
‘City of a thousand trades’
“It is great fun to explore Birmingham, which was known as the ‘City of a thousand trades’ and ‘World’s workshop’ in the Victorian era. Now the city is a favourite destination for travellers and there are many outstanding edifices in the heart of this historic city,” the actress adds.
The history buffs can step into Thinktank Science Museum, Soho House, Cadbury World, Art gallery and Aston Hall, among others to get a feel of times in the past, and the nature enthusiasts can visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, Birmingham Nature Center, Cannon Hill Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, National Sea Life Center and Sutton Park, to name a few. Moreover, the city boasts of many popular clubs.
Nature is at its best between March and May (spring season) and September and November (winter season) in Birmingham, so plan your trip accordingly.