In hindsight, spending a whole 12 hours in London was probably not one of my wisest choice as it was three days before my first exam. But as I was heading for a visa appointment I had to just take what I could get and hustle on with it. My sister was accompanying me so we were all set for twelve hours in the capital city.
I had never been to London before this visit so twelve whole hours was definitely not enough. I would love to venture back and see all the foodie hot spots I’ve seen mentioned by my fave London bloggers, explore allll the history and hit the shops London style.
After spending two weeks at home over Easter break, I’ve done a bit of thinking about the Scottish Borders. My feelings about this place are constantly changing, sometimes I can’t abide it, I miss the fast nature of the city but other times I adore it.
I adore sleepy mornings, quiet afternoons, sunshine unfiltered, the continuous chirping of birds and a picturesque spot around almost every corner. My two weeks at home weren’t as relaxing as I would quite like (exams were looming and I spent a lot of time in my room revising *sob*) but it doesn’t mean I didn’t manage to procrastinate my time away on some occasions.
I like historic places. It makes my inner buff got a bit crazy and I just walk around the whole time like “wow I am glad I was not alive when this happened.” Castles are my personal fave to visit (Alnwick Castle <3) but I have been to New Lanark Heritage Park before.
I went when I was kid with my parents and sister and I remember thinking it was pretty damn cool. So when I got the opportunity to go along for a day, I jumped at the chance.
I liked Prague. It is a beautiful city which is absolutely steeped in history which makes my inner history buff go nuts over all the kings and wars and stories. The architecture in Prague is also pretty damn stunning. I’ve never been anywhere with so many beautiful buildings. Literally, every street is rammed with them so you have to remember to look up!
All the good Instagramming opportunities but I was very preoccupied with the Christmas trees and weird and wonderful Czech food I managed to source at the markets whilst there. Suppose I’ll just have to go back again then.
Barcelona won my heart, in a single day. It’s nestled cosily up there in my top five cities in the world (also included in this list is Amsterdam, Paris, York and Philadelphia) and I didn’t even spend 12 hours there.
This city is everything I expected it to be and more. It was bright, colourful, charming, quaint, chilled and laidback. The sun shone the whole day we there (not too hot which was lush because I would have been chaffing like nobodies business) and the whole city is alight with sounds, sights and smells.