Travel Bucket List

Who doesn’t love being whisked away to another country, to experience new places and hopefully have the holiday of a lifetime?
Recently I was told I need to “get out more”. Never in this lifetime did I think at the age of 20, I would be hearing this sentence. It didn’t take too much thought for me to realise that I have always known I am a creature of habit, I love my routines and usually stick to places I know very well and because of this, I never do anything new. *sigh*
This year I promised myself to change that and since then I have been compiling a list of places, within Europe to start with, that I would LOVE to visit within the next year.
I have lived in the Netherlands for 2 years now and only crossed the border thrice. Twice to London and once to Vienna. I think it’s time I spread my wings a little…after my next London getaway in 2 weeks that is! (I know what you’re thinking…but honestly I just love the place! )

1. Greece

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Greece has always been at the top of my bucket list and seeing as I am in need of a decent holiday, what better place that offers sun, sand and sea?
I would love to spend some time there exploring Athens, the islands and enjoying the insanely blue waters that surround them all.
I do have a trip in the works, inspired by Copper Garden; A blogger and YouTuber I have been following for a while.
She spent some time in Greece last year with a company called MedSailors and after reading about her experience and seeing all the gorgeous pictures, I decided I needed to get out of my comfort zone and get my travel on with them!

2. Dublin

Photo found on: http://www.simplicity.ro/excursii/dublin-irlanda/

I have a slight obsession with Ireland. The country has such an interesting history and lets face it, it’s beautiful. Although everyone I know recommends visiting other cities like Cork highly, I would love to start off in the countries capital and have a lovely little city break.
A major plus point being that everyone I have met from Ireland is just so lovely. How are they all so friendly? It’s amazing.

3. Prague

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Once upon a time I spent some time in Prague on a school trip and fell head over heels in love with the place. It’s such a romantic city with lots of historic sites and beautiful architecture. It also helps that it is easy to navigate. (from what I remember)
There is so much I would still like to discover though. Soon enough…

4. Antwerp

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It’s basically a stones throw away from Amsterdam in comparison with other places I would like to visit, which actually baffles me as to why I haven’t done so yet.
One train from Amsterdam could get me there in no time and I hear SUCH wonderful things about the city from friends. This is a trip I know I can fit in soon, just a day or two away to refresh and “get out more”.

5. Budapest


I am once again cheating with this one because Budapest is a city I have visited before, however, it was a very brief encounter.
I would be delighted if I had the chance to go back, hopefully in the summer time because their bath houses look AMAZING.

7. Luxembourg

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When I think of Luxembourg, 2 things come to mind. Colourful houses and amazing flower baskets. This is all found in the middle of intense forest and insanely stunning views. This is a place I would return to in a heartbeat. It is so untouched and although not the most action packed city, it is perfect for a quiet getaway.

There are probably more cities that will join this list as time passes but for now, these are the ones I am dying to see.
What countries/cities are on your travel bucket list? Any you recommend? Let me know!

15 facts about me

  1. I memorise song lyrics at a ridiculous speed. I also happen to know all the lyrics to any songs you’ll find on my playlists.
  2. Assassins Creed Revelations is my favourite video game ever.
    Sims is a very close second.
  3. I have random one man dance parties in the middle of the night.
  4. I’m on the fence about astrology but still think I’m a typical pisces.
  5. I’m ALWAYS eating. Just ask my colleagues.
  6. I talk way too much.
  7. I nearly drowned when I was younger. When my dad fished me out of the pool, the first thing I asked was “Daddy where’s my shoes?”. #priorities

  8. My comfort food will always be a cold can of sweet corn.
  9. I used to write poetry. However, I haven’t put pen to paper for almost 4 years now.
  10. I find it really hard to let go of things. I bottle things up and definitely live in the past.
  11. I have the amazing ability to absolutely nothing for days on end and never feel bad about it. #1 procrastinator right here!
  12. I sew. Skirts, dresses, mend things…I’m still learning though. There’s always more to learn.
  13. I almost never miss an episode of University Challenge. I think it’s sparked my interest in so many topics I usually would never have thought to find out about.
  14. I’ve never completely filled a journal.
  15. I’m hopelessly terrible at keeping in touch. Just know if we don’t talk often I still think of you everyday! x

 

My London

A couple of months ago, I was in London, a place I have been in love with since I was 14.
I took many pictures but never actually put them up. It wasn’t much of an eventful trip (except for the night I ended up in Chelmsford), I spent most of my time walking around, exploring and seeing my darling Jaya and it was lovely.
So here I am sharing with you, London through my camera lens.

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No Make-Up March

Okay, those of us who love make up will be wondering is this woman insane?
I have good reason. I promise.

I have always had sensitive skin, even before I began getting pimples and all, I was allergic to anything that had perfumes in it. No nice smelling lotions, soaps or cremes because they would cause rashes constantly. Eventually, as with most allergies I have had in life, with age they improved and I think I got a little bit too excited about it all.
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