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5 Reasons Why Strasbourg Needs to Be Your Next Destination

It’s been over two years since I visited, but Strasbourg is still at the top of my mind when I think of France and all it has to offer. While often overshadowed by Paris or a sunnier Nice, Strasbourg is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit Strasbourg, you should add it to the top of your list! A little context Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region…

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France, Travels

Life Lately: I Got a Camera!

If you didn’t know, 90% of the pictures on this blog are taken with my iPhone. The other 10% were taken with a simple point and shoot digital camera. I’ve really grown to love photography recently (I’ve always had a special love for it but never thought that the hobby would amount to anything) so I was incredibly grateful when my grandparents offered to give me the money for a proper camera for my 23rd birthday. After months of research,…

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Musings, NYC, Travels

15 Must-See Sights in London for First Time Visitors

I normally don’t do these posts as they seem a little too clickbait-y for me, but I’ve talked to so many people about what they should see on a first-time visit to London that I thought I’d create an actual post online for people I don’t know. First things first, London is huge. There is no way you can see everything on a visit. Heck, I was there for 10 months and still have so much I want to see! Second, London has…

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London, Travels

The Ultimate Guide to Food in Paris

Whenever I visit Paris, I try to pack in all my favourite foods. The problem is, I have a lot of favourite places, making it so that my trips revolve around food, which I’m totally fine with. In this guide, you’ll find the best places in Paris to eat, whether it’s a full on meal, a quick pastry stop, or sampling some of France’s wonderful bread. These selections have been sourced from me and my friends who have all lived like locals…

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France, Travel Tips, Travels

What I Learned After Being Verbally Assaulted in Brussels

Being a woman, especially one who travels, is rife with contradictions. Travelling as a female can be liberating. But it can also be terrifying at times. There are times when, solely because I’m a female, I get catcalled. Or stared at. Or called out for not smiling. Or for smiling too much. Or dressing too conservatively. Or not dressing conservatively enough. Or being too shy. Or not being shy enough. You get the picture. As women, we learn to not…

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Belgium, Study Abroad, Travel Tips, Travels

Bruges from Above

bruges colorful houses

One of the things I regret not doing earlier is writing more about my European tour. I got so caught up during my travels and after (with exams and such) that I did little more than a quick travelogue or photo journal for each destination. It’s such a shame too because that trip was a trip of a lifetime and meant so much to me on a personal level. It was my first significant ‘long term’ travel; it was when…

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Belgium, Travels

Storm Stella in NYC

storm stella snow central park

There are two magical times in NYC: during a snowstorm and just after a snowstorm. I LOVE NYC covered in snow, and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll get that message loud and clear. I’m so glad I got a snow day for Storm Stella. While I did hide in my apartment for most of the day (I love snow, but I wasn’t gonna brave 50mph winds and ice falling from the sky), I ended up venturing outside for around…

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NYC, Travels

The Prettiest Streets on the Upper West Side in NYC

I have to admit, when I first went to the Upper West Side in NYC, I wasn’t too impressed. It didn’t seem to have the homey, cool vibe that the Village has; it wasn’t as upper crust as the Upper East Side; and, it wasn’t as bustling as Midtown. However, through my many travels, I’ve learnt that you can’t judge a book by its cover. So, I did some research and found some places on the Upper West Side to…

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NYC, Travels

The Best Movies and Shows to Watch on Netflix

Let’s be honest, I spend most of my time not at work on Netflix (which is probably why my whole Blog Every Day in February hasn’t completely worked out), meaning I’m often looking for new shows to watch on Netflix. This means, however, that I have a great list of shows you might not stumble upon if you have more of a life than I do!…

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Musings

The BEST First Internship Tips

So you aced the interview(s) and got the internship. Congrats! Now, how do you make the most of your first position? I’ve got some great first internship tips that I caught on to rather quickly that definitely helped me get my current job. It’s all about professionalism. I don’t claim to be a ‘professional’ by any means, but through my short experience in the adult world and some networking meetings with good feedback, I have quickly learnt good practices to…

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College, High School, Musings, School