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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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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Heatwave

Maastricht is a beautiful city all year round, but when the sun shines, it’s really something else. We’ve been having a little heatwave lately, and with the sun beaming down from the sky illuminating the Maas river, the views are truly breathtaking.   The town, much like the rest of…

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