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Hemingway, periods of transition and time capsules

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“The story was writing itself and I had a hard time keeping up with it”, I read on one sultry afternoon in an almost-summer.   Hemingway. How cliche is it that Hemingway would perfectly encapsulate my current thoughts in just one phrase. Hemingway, writing at a cafe in Paris, drinking rum St. James. Obviously. How…

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What comes after that one-way flight: the struggles of living abroad

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One of my favourite stories to tell is definitely the story of when I spent a week or so supermarket-hopping in London, on a mission to find Wudy sausages. I had been craving them for weeks, but could not find ANYONE who sold them anywhere around London. I took buses and crossed the city on…

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Paris, you’ve made me fall in love again

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Once upon a time, in a far faraway island, my lovely sister promised me to take me to Paris. She never did. So upon the realisation that I was about to turn 25, knowing I might be about to experience my nth life crisis, I decided to speed the process up and spend my birthday…

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Turning 24 in Milan (and other stories)

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I turned 24. I’m now a year away from my quarterly life crisis. Haha. Anyway, that aside. I’m a new 24 year old! The only thing I promised myself to do this year is more ‘firsts’. I’m sure you know that quote that goes something along the lines of “when was the last time you did…

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Give boring Brussels a break – a quick guide

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Brussels is always on the news for all the wrong reasons. If it’s not being blamed for some controversial EU legislation, it’s being dubbed the hub for terrorism following the recent attacks in Paris. Poor old Brussels – the city that gets called some pretty horrendous things. People call it boring, grey and gloomy –…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part Three: The post holiday blues

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Alain de Botton, the same philosopher mentioned in part 1, and part 2 of this series, also speaks about the paradox of planes. There are two sets of people on one airplane – both with the same destination. one group is going back home, and another is going to a foreign country. One group has to…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part 2: Culture guilt & being in transition

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If you’re one of the selfie stick haters, fear not you are not alone. John Ruskin already bashed on the mentality of “modern travellers”, in the 19th century. The English critic found the attitude of modern travellers unacceptable, as he felt that people just looked at things and places and never actually thought properly about them.…

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10 Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Travelling

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I’m not too sure on what I’ve been doing for the past two months – but I’ve sure learnt a whole bunch of stuff doing it. I haven’t been backpacking around Europe – but I’ve seen my fair share of places, gone through a whole deal of experiences, and met different people from all walks…

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OOTD: I’m watching you

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THE DEETS Beanie – H&M Coat – Primark Dungaree – Primark Fringe-eeeey bag – Primark (we can really spot a pattern here) Rose gold shoes (which I totally love) – H&M  Well, I sure love that hat don’t I. Anyway, I always get inspired to put up an outfit post whenever I go to East London –…

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Thrift store haul | COS, Marx and leather

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I never thought I’d be able to say thrifting and COS in the same sentence, but thanks to my recent trip to Aldlife’s Pop-up charity shop, I now can. I can also say I own this badass leather coat – one can never have too many statement jackets can they? I hadn’t been thrifting in…

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