Magic Garden Philadelphia

Magic Garden Philadelphia

One of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in recent years was Magic Garden Philadelphia. I like a wee jaunt around a museum (the National Museum of Scotland is bae) but art galleries and exhibitions? Not really my thing. I mean I think they are cool but I just don’t ever seem to find myself in their company. But when Rebekah suggested we go to the Magic Garden Philadelphia during Ali and I’s stay there, I wasn’t going to argue. Honestly I had no clue what this thing was we were going to see but after a traumatic subway journey and a little walk in the stifling heat, we were through the door. PLUS it’s only $8 with student ID (British ones too!) so I was intrigued to see what it was all about.

This outdoor mosaic by Isaiah Zeger is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen recently. It probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but for me, it sealed the deal. So here is a photo diary of my visit to Magic Garden Philadelphia and every time I look at these photos, it inspires me to search for pretty things closer to home.

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Two Weeks In Bahamian Paradise

Two Weeks In Bahamian Paradise

I feel all faint now it’s all over. My two weeks in Bahamian paradise is finished. Sob sob sob. The sun was lovely, the sea was lovely and the food was amazing. I’ve thumped back down to earth in Scotland and I’m no longer sitting on a Bahamian lined cloud. But here is all the deets on what I got up to whilst I was there, mostly I was getting sunburnt and complaining about being fat. Maybe I should leave off the fries for a little while … hmm maybe not.

So the BAHAMAS. Up until last year I’d never really given much thought to this cluster of islands in the Caribbean but on May 28th, Ali and I boarded a plane from Philly and landed in Nassau, New Providence at about 8 o’clock at night.

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Travel Notes | Philadelphia

Travel Notes | Philadelphia

I really liked Philadelphia. After a long day of travelling I was very relieved to arrive in this beautiful city late at night after being awake for a staggering 25 hours. For someone who requires and adores a lot of sleep, that was pretty hellish.

{please note, this post is an edit of the original version which was posted in june 2016, i’m trying to rewrite old content so it can be actually ~ useful ~  for people exploring philly}

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Travel Notes | Weekday Break In Amsterdam

Travel Notes | Weekday Break In Amsterdam

Put simply, my week in the Dutch capital was a week of bagels, cola light, museum going and whole bundle of laughs. It was my first trip to this beautiful city and will most certainly not be my last. I’ve never enjoyed being somewhere so much as the food was lovely, the people were so friendly and that Amsterdam vibe is something that can’t be replicated.

I have serious holiday blues writing this up and can’t stop flicking through my photographs. We weren’t the luckiest with the weather as it was quite chilly for the end of July but that didn’t stop us getting out and exploring – even if we did have a wardrobe problem. My friends and I spent four nights in this city and here is everything we got up to if you are planning a trip in a similar time frame.

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