This week's blog post is a pretty chill one. Since we're STILL in winter and I personally, am dreaming of summer, I thought it would be nice to post some photos from the Maldives that I never got around to sharing. Enjoy this Maldives photo diary!
While we were in England for the Christmas break, my family and I decided to take a day trip out to the Cotswolds. It's a place I've always wanted to visit as I've seen so many cute photos and I love the English countryside. Thanks to my dad's expert research we decided to visit the Rollright Stones and take a scenic walk around the area. Here are a few photos from our walk!
Even though I lived in London for most of my life, I’d never taken the short journey up to Scotland until this Christmas. It was definitely worth it and in this post I'll share a few of the places in Edinburgh that we visited. My family and I set off from Kings Cross Station in London and took the four-hour train ride to Edinburgh. Let me tell you, for someone who is a big Harry Potter fan this trip was so fun. We saw platform 9 3/4 as we left London and the train from Kings Cross to Edinburgh felt like we were on the Hogwarts Express - I loved it!
As this decade comes to an end and we see 2020 approaching it's time to start reflecting on the past year and set goals for the coming year – and even the coming decade. In previous years I've shared my own achievements from the past year and goals for the coming year in blog posts, but this year I thought I would do something a little different. I want to focus on one specific resolution that I think a lot of people may share, and which I believe I can share some advice on – travel! As an expatriate and Third Culture Kid, I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places around the world from vibrant and buzzing cities to remote rural villages. I love writing about my travel experiences on this blog and sharing my advice with you guys, and on your side, my travel posts are usually met with great enthusiasm! This year I am going to take a more forward role in writing about not only travel advice but sustainable travel advice, something I started in the summer when I wrote about New York; hopefully, I will be doing this in collaboration with the Unsustainable Magazine, a magazine I have written for before.
I spent the past week in rural Morocco getting my Wilderness First Aid certification and helping out a local village with medical check-ups. It was such a humbling experience and it makes me realize just how lucky I am to have the medical safety net that I do. I love these kinds of experiences – being able to help people with the opportunity I have and actually making an impact on their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with people during my trip and learning more about medical care; so much so that I didn't take many photos while we were staying in the village. I still want to share the photos that I was able to take with you, as I think they show a completely different side to Morocco – a side that I wasn't able to portray in my previous posts from when I visited last year.(here's my post from last year) The village we visited is called Sbiti so the first few photos are from there, and the rest are from the two days we spent in Marrakesh before we flew back to Dubai. I hope you enjoy!
If you know my blog, you know that I'm somewhat of a breakfast connoisseur (Just kidding!) But I do really love breakfast food, and I enjoy reviewing different breakfast spots for you guys to try. In this post, I'm going to share one of my all-time favourite breakfasts in London – Granger & Co Anytime I'm in London, my family and I HAVE to go eat breakfast at Granger & Co. I always go to their branch in Notting Hill, but I know that they're all extremely popular so get there early if you don't want to wait for a table! This cafe is like a slice of an Australia heaven in the heart of London and you can't help but have a good day after eating breakfast there. (Cheesy but true, a good breakfast = a good day)
It's not often that I get time to explore the country I live in, the UAE, and even when I do, I usually visit restaurants or attractions within the city. However, this week when I had a few days off school I knew I had to spend them exploring something out in the desert. I had read about the 'ghost village' or 'abandoned town' in Al Madam and I was curious to see it myself. So my family and I got in the car, drove up to Sharjah, and decided to search for this ghost village.