Harry Potter Studio Tour Sneak Peek | Photo Blog


When Jess and Liv finally made it to London, the first thing we did was visit the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour. This was an exciting day for all of us as we're all huge Harry Potter fans. I'll confess though, I never got around to watching the last two movies. I have no idea why. Before you begin to judge me, I did read all the books though! It could be worse...
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Hostel Hunting in Europe


As I spent 7 months travelling through Europe on and off, I have stayed in my fair share of hostels. I know the idea of staying in a hostel is absolutely horrifying for many (say, most of my gal pals at home), but some hostels are truly awesome and they can be a great way to make your dollar spread further when travelling.
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7 days In Morocco | Backpacking Itinerary


The moment I stepped foot into Morocco was the moment that I fell truly, madly and deeply head over heels in love with what is the most beautiful country I have ever visited. An added bonus? Countries don't break hearts like boys do!
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The blue city of Chefchaouen | Photos that will make you want to visit


Chefchaouen safely claims the title of my favourite city in the world (that I've had the privilege of visiting). For someone who's been to 30+ countries and 5 continents, that's kind of a big deal. Don't get me wrong, there are many contenders for the spot of my favourite but Chefchaouen does win, and does so by miles.
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Sneak peak into authentic Fes


Because of our extremely short time frame in Morocco, we had to make sacrifices when it came to our itinerary and unfortunately, Fes was the city that we had to compromise with the most. We were all so excited to see the blue city of Chefchaouen so decided to dedicate two days there and only a measly 12 hours in Fes, including a night's sleep.
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Three day Sahara Desert Tour



Riding a camel through the Sahara Desert at sunset still goes down as the most memorable travel experience I've had thus far. It wasn't just the camel riding and sand dunes that were amazing though, the whole three days leading up to it, the actual journey that we took to the Sahara, was equally as incredible.
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Two Days in Lively Marrakech



Ahh Marrakech... How do I even begin to describe this incredible city? It's not often that I get culture shock. I've visited 33 countries now and I've only experienced culture shock less than a handful of times. When I arrived in Marrakech, though, culture shock hit me like a speeding train. Never had I ever been thrown into such an unfamiliar environment and felt so totally out of my comfort zone before. It was thrilling, exhilarating and one huge sensory overload from the minute we stepped foot off the plane. I was instantly mesmerised and I knew that this was the beginning of a hard and fast love affair.

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Copenhagen in two days


A thousand apologies for being so ridiculously slack with my blog over the past few months! I don't have a good excuse for my absence really. I've just felt uninspired, I have had absolutely no desire or motivation to write and it's a shame cause I feel like I'm beginning to forget all of my travel memories, and that's only making me want to blog less and less... I've also been ridiculously busy, especially since coming back from Southeast Asia. In between university, I've been doing applications and extracurriculars and a bunch of other stuff and basically just 'adulting' like crazy. Anyway enough about my mundane life, time to rewind to a better time and place for me, Copenhagen.
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Hello from Vietnam!


Hey guys! I am really sorry for being practically non-existent for the past two months. Things were so busy for a while, I had assignments and exams and then I was working crazy hours during Christmas before I jetted off again.

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Me, Myself and Madrid

Blue skies over Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Plaza Mayor
Madrid was the first city that I was visiting completely on my own. Well, almost completely alone. I had a friend, Yi Yi, who was on exchange in Madrid and my main reason for visiting the Spanish capital was so I could see her again because I only usually see her once a year anyway (She's now based in Abu Dhabi). 

Although I was going to Madrid to visit Yi Yi, she had classes pretty much all day for most of the time that I was there so that left me to explore the city all on my lonesome during the long summer days. As Yi Yi was living with a host family, she wasn't able to host me and I was set to couch surf with some of her friends who I had never met but had been promised were super friendly. It's the closest that I have ever gotten to travelling alone and as a result, Madrid is a city that will always be close to my heart.

I was lucky enough to be greeted by Yi Yi at the airport and it was so nice being reunited with her after almost a year! Nothing tops the feeling of seeing friends overseas and this was no different. Madrid ended up being one of my favourite trips during my whole 7 months away from home.

Plaza Mayor Madrid
Plaza Mayor
The intricate patterns and designs on a wall in Madrid above eye level

Patatas Bravas at a tapas restaurant with patatas bravas sauce and mayo
Patatas Bravas
Black squid ink paella arros negre in Madrid
Black Paella
We spent our first afternoon wandering around the city centre but it quickly started raining so we sought shelter in a nearby bar, deciding to grab dinner while we waited out the downpour. I had been so excited about visiting Madrid not only because I got to see Yi Yi again, but also because I would be reunited with Spanish food! Paella is one of my favourite dishes but instead of getting a traditional seafood paella, Yi Yi suggested that we try out the black paella which is actually made with squid ink! I was really worried that my teeth would be stained black after our meal but if anything, my teeth were whiter than they were before. We also ordered patatas bravas, another favourite of mine, and tortilla which Yi Yi introduced to me as one of her favourites.
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3 Weeks in Europe, East and West | Backpacking Itinerary

3 weeks in Europe Itinerary

Europe, although (arguably) smaller in land mass compared to Australia, consists of so many different countries, cities and cultures that it would take years if you wanted to experience it all properly. As a result, planning a three week trip and trying to get the perfect itinerary can be very daunting. Three weeks isn't a particularly long time but you'd be surprised at how much you can see in just a few short weeks.

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