Finding a blue dream in Bangkok

Over spring break I visited Bangkok with my family, and as you will know if you follow my travels on this blog, I pride myself in finding the hidden gems of any place that I’m visiting and sharing them with you, but I have to give it to my dad for this time for finding this particular hidden gem!

The Blue Whale Cafe


Unseen, on a regular side street of Bangkok, you can stumble across the artsy charm of the Blue Whale. When you step through the door, you’re transported to a blue wonderland, complete with blue walls, blue decor, and most importantly blue food! (flavored from the blue matcha they use).

While I wouldn’t go here every day, it’s definitely an experience to try an entirely blue meal, especially right in the heart of Bangkok. Would you ever eat an entirely blue meal?

DSC_0266.jpgDSC_0267.jpgDSC_0427.jpgDSC_0271.jpgDSC_0425.jpgDSC_0261.jpgDSC_0443.jpgDSC_0283.jpgDSC_0333.jpgDSC_0401.jpgDSC_0277.jpgDSC_0291.jpgDSC_0309.jpgDSC_0318.jpgDSC_0335.jpgDSC_0380.jpg

Have you ever been to Bangkok? And what would be your number one recommendation for someone visiting?

See you next week!

Little Miss Expat

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


Snorkeling in Phuket, Thailand

I spent the past week of Spring break relaxing in Thailand, and I loved it! I’m usually not the most adventurous person, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and was lucky enough to go snorkeling just off an island in Phuket. This was my first time snorkeling in the middle of the ocean, and I saw some really cool sea life. I thought I would share some photos with you! Let me know where the best place you’ve ever been to dive or snorkel is!

DSC_0695DSC_0707DSC_0763Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.35.24Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.36.04Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.50.11Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.36.31Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.57.15Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.37.39Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 11.04.51Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 11.07.55Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.59.17Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 11.09.01Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 11.19.43Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 11.12.46Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 10.47.16

Little Miss Expat

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


How to make plane rides more comfortable

If you’re traveling anywhere for spring break hopefully this advice is coming just in time! Today I want to share some of my top tips for making your plane rides as comfortable as possible. I live in Dubai, which is a global melting pot, so I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel quite a bit. Through my experience, I’ve managed to come up with a list of things that I always do to make my travel time fun and enjoyable.

Do something active before your flight

Personally, if I know that I’m going to be on a plane ride which is more than 5 hours, I like to do something active the morning of my flight in order to tire out my body. I usually have trouble sleeping on flights, and I get really restless if I’m not moving around for a long time. By exercising in the morning, I feel accomplished (as I know I haven’t just sat down all day on a plane), my body is more tired so I fall asleep easier, and I am less restless when I’m sitting down for a long period of time.

Have water available 

Staying hydrated on a flight is super important! It’s very easy to dehydrate without even knowing. Always make sure to have a water bottle and to fill it up in the airport before your flight, and don’t be scared to ask for extra water on the plane! I’ve even been on some planes recently where there is a small station to fill up your water bottle. Staying hydrated on a flight will make it easier to adjust when you land and will make you feel a lot less tired when you reach your destination.

Dress in layers

Is it just me, but when I’m on a flight I either seem to be really hot or really cold? This sometimes makes me super uncomfortable, and I’ll be sweating a lot or shivering in my seat. The temperature on a flight is unpredictable, so ensure that you dress in layers that are easy to put on and take off to make sure you’re not sweating or shivering.

Do your research

Flights are long periods of time where you don’t really have much to do; take advantage of this! Sometimes I just need to catch up on sleep, but other times I like to use this time productively. I would hate to be sitting on a flight bored, with nothing to do! So I usually look at what movies are offered on the plane, and if there’s something that isn’t on there I’ll download it on my phone. I also take some work with me if I feel like I could get something done on a flight. Whatever it means to you, just make sure you have enough to do on a plane.

I hope that some of these tips are helpful in making your flights as comfortable as possible! Let me know in the comments section if you use any of these tips and if you have any that you would add to this list? (I also wrote a blog post about my in-flight essentials you can click here if you would like to read it)

See you next week,

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


This place should be on your bucket list…

One of the things I love about being an expat is all of the travel opportunities I get! Living in a place like Dubai, there are so many places to explore which are only a short plane ride away. Back in November, I got the chance to visit Morocco with my school, and I’ve been wanting to share this blog post for a while. We spent a week traveling around the country, but we got the chance to visit a city that I had never heard of before.

The city of Chefchaouen is one of the most interesting places I’ve ever visited. For someone who enjoys photography, I was in heaven! It’s a city that is completely blue and white. Every street is white and painted a different shade of blue, the cobbled streets are charming, and there are so many nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered. We spent a day walking around this city taking photos and exploring small stores. Here are some of the photos I got of Chefchaouen, I hope they inspire you to put this place on your bucket list!

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetDSC_0459DSC_0423DSC_0426DSC_0477DSC_0471DSC_0528DSC_0584 (1)IMG_1784DSC_0576DSC_0496DSC_0427DSC_0422DSC_0464

Little Miss Expat

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


The most photo-worthy spots you must visit in Sydney

As you might already know from all the photos I’ve been posting, I visited Australia over winter break! I saw so many amazing sights: mountains, beaches, and architecture etc… In today’s post, I want to share my top photo locations from Sydney that I think you must go to if you’re visiting! Let me know if you have any more recommendations, and if you’ve been to any of these locations!

Bondi Beach

DSC_0372.jpgDSC_0404.jpgDSC_0261.jpgDSC_0179.jpgDSC_0347.jpg

The Blue Mountains

This is just a train ride away from Sydney, and definitely worth it!DSC_0700.jpgDSC_0056.jpgE3AFF420-5E33-4796-B483-EDA30CDCAE27.jpg

The Grounds of Alexandria

DSC_0009.jpgDSC_0991.jpg

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

DSC_0483.jpgDSC_0535.jpg

Sydney Opera House

DSC_0472.jpgDSC_0646.jpg

The Streets

DSC_0303.jpg

Little Miss Expat

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


Morocco through my camera lens

A couple of months ago I visited Morocco for a photography immersion experience. It was honestly one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on, and I’ve been waiting to share some of my photos with you guys! I learned a lot about photography while I was in Morocco, and I’m proud to share this ‘Morocco through my camera lens’ post with you guys. I hope you enjoy my photos, and that they can give you a little taste of what my experience was like!

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

The beautiful city of Chefchaouen

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetdsc_0204dsc_0252dsc_0249dsc_0224dsc_0242dsc_0261dsc_0400dsc_0422dsc_0423dsc_0471dsc_0427dsc_0477dsc_0464dsc_0459dsc_0528dsc_0490dsc_0496dsc_0587

dsc_0896

Weaving blankets

dsc_0923dsc_0995dsc_0909dsc_1053dsc_0841

dsc_1197

Souks of Marrakesh

dsc_0809dsc_1003dsc_0847

DSC_0101.jpg

Mosque in Casablanca

DSC_0368.jpgDSC_1724.jpgDSC_1530.jpgDSC_1541.jpgDSC_1539.jpgDSC_1531.jpgDSC_1613.jpgDSC_1616.jpgDSC_1593.jpgDSC_0329.jpgDSC_2063.jpg

DSC_1561.jpg

Morocco is famous for its leather. We visited a tannery, it was kind of disgusting… but also eye opening

DSC_0909.jpgDSC_1576.jpg

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at these moments I captured. Let me know if you would like to read more about specific places I visited in Morocco, and hear what my recommendations are!

See you next week,

Little Miss Expat

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post


Morocco – some highlights – more to come…

I just spent one of the best weeks of my life traveling across Morocco with 10 other students in a rickety old bus, taking photos and capturing moments.

Two weeks ago at 2:00 am I was struggling to do my last minute packing, and I was stressing out because I didn’t know what to expect with from trip. I was traveling somewhere 8 hours away, with a small group of people, with no device except my camera. Something that was very out of my comfort zone.

But I shouldn’t have worried because it ended up being one of the best trips ever, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I traveled from Rabat, to Chefchaoeun, to Fes, and to Casablanca, and they were all beautiful.

This trip centered around photography, and I learned how to use my camera to its full potential, and I got some pretty cool photos! I spent a week capturing moments on my camera and immersing myself in the culture, and I’m excited to share my full experience with you guys!

I’m going to be writing about each city, my trip as a whole, and my photography tips in separate posts, but for now, enjoy these highlights of my trip to Morocco. I honestly had such an amazing time, and I think that can be seen through these photos. Consider this a teaser of what’s to come…

Enjoy!

Edited 2Edited 4Edited 8Edited 5Edited 7Edited 6Edited 9Edited 13Edited 12Edited 11Edited 1Edited 16Edited 18Edited 19Edited 20Edited 21DSC_1162 copyDSC_2093 copyDSC_1610DSC_0045DSC_0849 copy

Follow my Instagram – Little.Miss.Expat

Follow this blog – Click the button on the homepage

Like me on Facebook – Little Miss Expat Blog

Like this post – Click the button underneath this post