My Stockholm to-do list

Another school holiday, another trip! This time I’m visiting the Swedish capital and I’m really excited to explore more of Scandinavia. I’m going for 3 nights with my mum so it should be a pretty low-key trip.

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I don’t really know too much about Stockholm. My point of reference is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series of books. These were what inspired me to visit. I’m excited to wander round Gamla Stan and the other neighbourhoods, as well as check out some cool shops.

Here are a few other things that I hope to do:

  • Vasa Museum
  • Wander round Gamla Stan
  • Skansen
  • Kungliga Slottet
  • Experience Scandi-chic
  • Djurgarden
  • Fotografiska museum

I think that’s plenty to keep us occupied and I’m sure my mum will try and drag me to the Abba museum as well!

See you when I’m back.

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New York in photos

Here are some photos from this iconic city. I got a new camera just before I went and I’ve been playing around with editing. Let me know your thoughts!

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New York plans

Very shortly I shall be heading over to New York and I am so excited!! I love this city! I have visited before, back in 2009 and I cannot wait to return. New York is a place you could visit every year and never get bored. There’s so much to see, do, eat and experience. Every neighbourhood is different and there’s so many places to explore.

With this in mind, I have compiled my usual wishlist of things I hope to do on my trip:

  • Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge
  •  Top of the Rock
  •  9/11 memorial
  •  New World trade Centre
  •  See a show on Broadway
  •  A spot of fabric shopping
  •  Central Park
  •  Eat allllll the food
  •  Macy’s & other shopping
  •  Visit the Highline
  •  Explore some of Manhattan’s less touristy neighbourhoods

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I’ve done a few of these before (Macy’s & Broadway) and I’m excited to do new things too!

See you when I’m back!

 

Lisbon in photos

At the end of October, I had a short break in Lisbon. This was a hen do so I didn’t do anywhere near as much sightseeing as I hoped. However, I fell in love with Lisbon and have plans to visit again! It’s such a beautiful city. The buildings, the pavements, the architecture… I love it all! It’s also fairly compact and cheap for a Western European capital city.

I had grand plans to go to Sintra and see Belem Tower but ended up doing none of that! Below are a few of the photos I did manage to take!

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Hoi An in photos

Hoi An was my favourite place in Vietnam, and probably from the entire trip. I think it’s a lot of people’s favourite place. It’s very different from everywhere else we visited. It’s much more laid back and hippyish. We had 3 nights in Hoi An and there was a pool at our hotel. It also helped that it was one of the few places where the weather was hot and sunny the entire time. It felt like a proper holiday.

The town itself it beautiful. The centre is pedestrianised, which is nice, and it is built around a river. The buildings are old but charming. It’s also well known for it’s lanterns, which help make the place look pretty.

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Hue in photos

I only spent about 24 hours in Hue. We got the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue, then went on a motorbike tour around the city and surrounding area. The tour was one of the highlights of the trip. We finished the tour with a meal at a local house.

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Lisbon to-do list

It’s almost time for my long weekend break in Lisbon. Yay! I’ve been scouring Pinterest and the internet for places to visit so thought I’d compile my usual wish list. This weekend break is primarily a hen weekend so I won’t have as much time to sight see as usual, however, I have booked on a few extra days to visit a few places!

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  • Sintra – Top of my list, without a doubt, is Sintra. If I don’t do anything else this trip, I’m visiting Sintra! It looks amazing!
  • Torre de Belem – Love a view!
  • Alfama
  • Catch a tram
  • Castelo de Sao Jorge
  • Parque Eduardo VII

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I’ve kept it short and sweet but we should hopefully at least see some of these sights *cough* Sintra!

Where do you recommend?

Halong Bay in photos aka the most photogenic place in the world

The second night of the tour was spent on board a junk boat in Halong Bay. I’m not going to lie, Halong Bay was one of the places that I was desperate to see. We’ve all seen the Pinterest and Instagram images! I was super excited to be spending 24 hours here.

Even though we didn’t have the best weather, it was still beautiful. It really is impressive. Luckily, when we visited the  island that people are allowed on, where the beach and viewpoint are, the sun made an appearance. I spent some time just appreciating that I was there and soaking in the view.

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Hanoi in photos

Hanoi was the first stop on my trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand this summer. It was a great introduction to Vietnam. My hotel was in the old quarter of the city and the only way I can describe the area is ‘a warren’. It’s noisy but full of character.

I only spent a day or two in Hanoi but fell hard for the city’s charm.

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It was that humid, my camera steamed up as soon as I got it out my bag!

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The famous red bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake

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