June 16, 2014

My Great European Tour 2014!

So as I've previously mentioned, I have some very exciting travel related news to share! 
I know, the title of this post pretty much gives it away, but I couldn't help myself! During my mid-year break, I'll be going on a Great European Tour!! And I'm leaving TOMORROW!!!

I'm super excited for this trip because I've always wanted to go to Europe (I'll save the Eastern Europe tour for next year), and I've heard so many fun stories and amazing memories from friends around me, I just wanted to board the plane and see what it's all about! I booked this tour towards the end of last year and I've been counting down the days ever since haha..

I'm visiting 9 countries in total: England, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Amsterdam, and I'll be passing through Belgium on the way home. I've included the map of my itinerary below. Click here to find all the details about the tour I'm taking.

Since I won't be taking my laptop with me, this obviously means that I won't be blogging for a while (around 6 weeks actually). I know, I know, I literally just got back from China and took a few weeks off blogging when uni exams kicked in and now I'm off again, but this world is just too exciting and what can I say, I've got the travel bug!

Although I won't be writing on the blog, I'll still be updating you guys with pics on my Twitter and Instagram, so be sure to follow me for your daily dose of European sunshine!

June 15, 2014

Review: Mallzee - Personal shopper in your pocket

Hey guys! Hope you're all having a great weekend :)

For today's post, I want to share an app I recently came across - Mallzee. You may already use it or have heard of it, but if you haven't then you have to try it out! It's pretty much as the title says: a personal shopper in your pocket, and since we're all lovers of fashion (and certainly shopping), I thought you guys would be interested.

June 13, 2014

China photo diary - Part 3 (Shanghai)

The last city I visited while in China was Shanghai - and what a great way to end the trip! I absolutely loved Shanghai. As you can imagine, it was very modernised and westernised and it had a distinct sense of glamour. The nightlife was especially amazing and it reminded me of Hong Kong actually (although Hong Kong's skyline was around triple the length of Shanghai's.. lol..). Despite it being a really vibrant and buzzing city, I felt it was much more relaxed than Beijing. It seems as if Beijing is all work and business, and Shanghai is more play. It was a really nice way to slowly wind down, relax and get ready for the long trip back home (...and sadly, back to reality).

I hope you guys enjoy this last photo diary from China! I'd love to know what your favourite parts were, or the places you thought looked most interesting - just leave a comment and let me know!

See more pics:
Part 1 - Beijing - Great Wall of China!
Part 2 - Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors!

June 10, 2014

China photo diary - Part 2 (Xi'an)

I'm back for Part 2 of my photo diary from China!
(Check out Part 1 - Beijing!)

After being in Beijing for a week, we travelled west, to the small city of Xi'an - home of the famous Terracotta Warriors! (sometimes even considered the 8th wonder of the world). We were here for a few days - especially to see the Warriors, but we also got to see most of what this lovely little town had to offer. It was definitely more cultural and less modernised than Beijing, which I loved. You're able to really see the real Chinese culture here, and how the locals live everyday. We visited the town centre (where they have a Drum Tower), the City Wall, the markets (plenty of wonderful souvenirs!), the Muslim Quarter (there were a lot of Chinese muslims in this town!) and of course, the Terracotta Warriors :) It was short stay, but a great one!

June 07, 2014

China photo diary - Part 1 (Beijing)

Hey guys!
So, as promised, Part 1 of my photo diary from China is finally here!

I've decided to split this series of photo diaries into 3 posts - Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. These were the 3 cities I visited while in China, also known as the "golden triangle".

Needless to say, I had an absolute blast in China! I honestly didn't even expect to enjoy it as much as I did (especially because I still had to complete uni assignments while overseas), and it's safe to say that I'd definitely want to visit China again one day. From the moment I landed in Beijing, it was obvious that this was a really developed country. There were high-rise apartments, offices, shopping centres, and subway stations on every corner and the roads were so huge! Most of them had overhead bridges for pedestrians, so that meant a lot of exercise! lol.. The people were also so friendly, they always had smiles on their faces and never hesitated to help us out when we were a little lost. In Beijing, there was tonnes of sightseeing to do, but thankfully their subway system works super efficiently so getting around this massive city was quite easy. Still, I don't think I've ever walked so much in my life before. My feet needed a massage at the end of every day! haha.. Nevertheless, Beijing was an amazing city to say the least. Now, let's get into the photos!

June 06, 2014

Stuck at the office

Well, hello everyone!!! 

Wow, it feels good to be back! I think the last time I posted was just over 2 weeks ago, and boy, have they been the busiest 2 weeks of my life. Uni assignments and exams were looming, and unfortunately that meant blogging had to take the backseat for a short while. It's not all over yet though! I actually still have 1 more week of uni left until I can officially go on my break (I'm counting down the days!).

I've also finished editing all the photos from my recent trip to China, and I'll be publishing them throughout next week, so stay tuned!!
(And I have some exciting travel news to share next week as well!)

Since I was stuck at my desk for the past couple of weeks, I thought a great way to get back into blogging would be to share with you guys some Pinterest-worthy home office/workspace/study room decor inspo! I wish my study room looked this good...

If you're keen to see more, follow my Pinterest board!