A travel blog with a splash of lifestyle

Sunday, 31 July 2016

HOW TO TRAVEL WITH EASE WHILST LIVING THE STUDENT LIFE


Why is it when people discover where/how much I have travelled in a singular year they gasp in shock? First of all, I don't even travel that much, nor do I go to extremely 'exotic' destinations, maybe only a little bit more than the average person. Second of all, why is there this huge assumption that if you are a student travel is out of your reach?
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Thursday, 28 July 2016

THOUGHTS FROM MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY


Wow that went quick, I'm already halfway through my summer off from university and I'll be a second year student at the end of September - I still feel like a baby in this new world :')

However after a year, I've gathered my own thoughts and opinions and want to shed some light on how I feel and how there are so many stereotypes and 'expectations' that do not need to be followed.
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Friday, 22 July 2016

POKEMON GO - STOP BEING BITTER, THIS GAME IS GREAT

If you haven't realised, I adore Pikachu - not that he is the best in a team, but, from the anime and my childhood I have become Pikachu trash...
Who would have thought this one game would have stirred up so much excitement and simultaneously so much chaos. Ever since the trailer was released for it last year, people have been eagerly awaiting its release. Even once it was released in the states, everyone else throughout the world had to still wait! Fortunately, the UK got the game fairly quickly (although I downloaded it via a US iTunes account early anyway) and I got dug right in!
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

DITCH THE CITY AND CATCH YOUR BREATH FOR THE DAY - VISITING SOPOT


When visiting Gdansk, we had the pleasure of knowing somebody who lived in Sopot. As a consequence, we of course hopped on a train and visited. What did we expect? A cute small seaside town a little bit like Brighton in the UK? Well yes, it was a little bit like that, however, it did exceed out expectations and was stunning. The area is evidently more wealthy than Gdansk with a lot more greenery and nature. Living here would be wonderful. Although it was your 'typical seaside town' the architecture was gorgeous and when you're in a city it's lovely to have a break away for a while. However, here I am basically going to explain how easy it is to get here from Gdansk (assuming you're going to go there as why not?! I've already explained why its amazing and super affordable here). I also want to encourage you to do your research before you go away on other trips, just so you have the opportunity to visit other lesser-known locations nearby to famous cities. This is because, honestly, you could really be missing out.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TOMBO SOUTH KENSINGTON - A JAPANESE CULTURE LOVER'S DREAM


South Kensington, an area of London infamous for its class. However, it is also well known for its gorgeous independent eateries. One of these being 'Tombo'.

I was given the pleasure of being able to catch their 'pop up' in Liberty earlier last month, I was hooked on their matcha from that moment on. Ever since then I was scouring for chances to give their South Kensington cafe a go. After Hyper Japan Festival at Olympia, time had to be killed before my train home...well I guess I made it here after all.
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Monday, 18 July 2016

MY TRAVEL 'BUCKETLIST'


I tend to shy away from bucketlists...purely because most of the time people feel as though putting their words to paper means what they want to do will happen - without actually taking any action. I'm all about actions not words. But obviously, there are many places throughout the world that I want to visit that are permanently stuck in the back of my mind.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

WHY YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER - HEALTHY LIVING THE EASY WAY


As some of you are aware from social media and in person, I am have become a lot more interested in 'healthy living'. I know so many people have mixed opinions on how you should live your life. You'll see the motos on Facebook of 'real women have curves', 'shut up about the gym and eat some cake!' 'chocolate is a plant so it is salad' you get the picture. These are just some negative opinions about 'healthy living'. However you also get all of the body promotion on the other end of the scale, people shoving 'diet' or 'health' products down your throat, companies such as Protein World fat shaming, and the overall presentation of the female body and lifestyle all over the media. These two extremes are so damaging. The first as it is extremely condescending to those of us who have got up, worked and gotten better bodies (not just talking appearance here) and now we are apparently 'obsessed', 'not physically desirable anymore' and 'not real women'. Same goes for the other side, you MUST obsess over your lifestyle to be good, you NEED to take this and buy this and you SHOULD REALLY look like all the models in magazines. It's getting ridiculous this 'war' over the way we live our lives. People should respect opinions either way.
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

MY TOP 5 SKINCARE HOLY GRAILS



Recently I've had a major rehaul of how I live my life. What I mean is that I have been actively changing many things to ensure that I am as healthy as possible! This is because at the beginning of the year I caught the dreadful virus called Glandular Fever and if I am being completely honest I have not completely recovered 5 months later </3, my immune system is well and truly broken. However from changing my eating habits, my approach to exercise and ensuring I do not do too much (which I am honestly really bad at!) my body has thanked me and I have seen a great improvement in my energy levels. But yes, if I give myself 0 days off and travel all the time I immediately get ill (like I am at the moment...) but on the whole I have been so much better!
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Friday, 1 July 2016

TAKE A CITY BREAK TO THE BALTIC - MY 50 HOURS IN GDANSK


If you've been following my posts recently you will totally know about how much I gush on about Poland. A country full of hidden gems that can be visted for a small price. Before I leave university I would certainly love to see LOADS of the country and visit as many cities as possible. However I can now happily say I have ticked off three Polish cities the past five months - Warsaw, Gdansk and Sopot (which I will write about eventually too). Here I'm essentially going to rave on about how amazing Gdansk is and why you need to go, it actually surpassed my expectations! Compared to Warsaw, this place was just stunning.
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