travel

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I was really lucky to have been exposed to travelling at a young age by family. One of my first holidays was to Aranelle in Spain with my mum and my aunt. I don’t remember all that much from the trip now, but when I do think of it, I recall it fondly. Do you ever get those happy nostalgia moments?

When I asked my mum why she took me away so young, she said she wanted to show me there was much more to the world than just the streets where we lived. Mission definitely accomplished! Till this day as a long footed woman, I enjoy seeing new places and getting out of my own backyard. Here you will find my memoirs on trips taken previously, diaries of current travels and of course, also those to come.

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First Day in Thailand

This August I got Up and Away again! This time to Thailand for my friend Lauren’s 25th Birthday. I have heard nothing but good things about Thailand from everyone who has been there so I was very excited to see the land for myself. And after Tokyo, I’m not ashamed…

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Sunny Spa Day

  Last month I had a girly day with one of my faves! Our fun-tinerary was jam packed. First up was The Spa, then making a Lasagne and drinking our way through a few episodes of Love Island before going to a party to celebrate the birthday of another fave.…

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Goodbye Maastricht

Today’s the day! I’m packing up shop and leaving Maastricht. Time lapse of the packing process is to come! As I sit here, eating my porridge, and looking at my stuff all packed away, I’m feeling very grateful and humbled. Maastricht, it’s been an absolute blast. See you again soon!

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Flixbus: Ferry Edition

Another wave of extorionate Eurostar tickets had me taking the FlixBus from London to Maastricht once again back in May. This time though we travelled by ferry as opposed to the tunnel, much to the grievance of many on board.     This ride came with its fair share of…

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7 Reasons You Should Work Abroad

  As my time in Maastricht comes to an end, I have become super reflective. Top of the list is how much on the whole I have enjoyed my time working abroad in the Netherlands. A by product of all this thinking, is this post. If you’ve ever thought about…

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Tokyo Tower and Odaiba

Monday The week’s beginning took us firstly to Tokyo Tower. Miwa was doing a half day at work, so I was tasked with navigating my own way to Daimon Metro Station. This was equally exciting and terrifying for me. What if I got lost? What if I fell in a…

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Tobu World Square

Sunday Day Three in Japan took us to Tobu World Square. Another road trip meant more pillows, more Onigiri and another car nap were in order. It was another sweltering beautiful day with nothing but wall to wall sunshine. Both Miwa and her lovely friend Izumi, who joined us for…

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Fun Valley

  So Fun Valley; not the name of the happiest cul de sac ever, but an attraction in Maastricht! A must for any beach lovers that can’t be asked to drive to the coast on a sunny day! I can’t believe I’ve lived here almost two years and never been.…

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Narusawa Ice Caves and Fujiyoshida

Saturday Day two in Japan took us to the Narusawa Ice Caves! The drive from our location in Tokyo was about two hours so we set off early at 8, stocked up on snacks and brought pillows along to be super comfy on the drive. I’ve never really been a big…

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