Despite having lived in two busy and bustling cities – Dubai and London – I love spending my time outdoors in nature. Sometimes that can be hard in Dubai, as during half of the year it’s too hot to spend a lot of time outdoors and it’s not the kind of city where you can walk everywhere unlike most European cities. However, I still manage to find lots of ways to connect with nature and in this blog post, I’m going to share them with you. Even if you don’t live in Dubai, this advice can still apply for any city!


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A lot of people think Dubai is all about the glitz & the glamour, the five-star hotels, and the crazy expensive restaurants, but they could not be more wrong! If you look hard enough you can find some real gems which are both authentic and affordable. In fact, one of the things that I’ll miss the most about Dubai when I move away next year is the food scene; I love trying out different cuisines and stumbling across restaurants that are real hidden gems. In this post, I want to share one of those recent gems with you – Vietnamese Foodies.


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!