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#WhenInLondon… Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew

With spring in full bloom and the sun gracing us with her presence almost daily, an afternoon outdoors was long overdue.

As unplanned as this trip to Kew Gardens was, I’m glad my friend Yuqi convinced me to join her. The Royal botanical gardens are a perfect example of what happens when you take super great care of fresh grass, indigenous plants, flowers and aquatic life – a whole ecosystem is born and thrives, gifting us its natural, effervescent beauty.

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72 hours in Paris

Hello good people!

Hope the month of May is treating you as well as it is me. I recently came back from a nice little weekend in Paris and all I kept thinking on the way back was I wish I had more time there! Paris is a beautiful city and three days is not enough time to really get a feel of it.

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#WhenInLondon… Take a street art tour in East London

So school’s out for a few weeks and with so much free time on my hands what else is there to do but explore London for the great city that it is right? Only problem is, finding exciting stuff to do here can rack up quite a dent in your bank account if you are not careful. My tip to any newbie in London would be to find events/activities that cost 10£ and below, to partake in. Most of them turn out to be free/cheaper if you go in a group or sign up early.

My friend Jordaania found this amazing website called Funzing that curates a whole bunch of unique and fun events and experiences to do in London. The first event we signed up for was a street art tour of east London. I had been there a month ago on assignment and I absolutely loved the eclecticism of the place so was really glad to get an opportunity to go back and explore it better.

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#WhenInLondon… Visit the Sotheby’s art gallery

London is a city rich in history, in culture and also rich in art. Galleries and museums are a dime a dozen in various parts of the city and the exhibitions showcased at some of these places are not to be missed. One such gallery is Sotheby’s.

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#WhenInLondon… Have brunch at the Breakfast Club

Brunch is the genius combination of breakfast and lunch – not such a wild guess right? Yeah well, I take excitement in word puns. I also take excitement in all things breakfast related, I really love breakfast food so next to breakfast, brunch is my second favourite type of eating experience.

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#WhenInLondon… Visit The Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets are quite a big trend in Europe and I only just realized that two weeks ago. London is looking very festive now that the holidays are literally right around the corner (read next week) and amongst all the Christmas markets popping up all over the place, one in particular is quintessential to London and that is The Winter Wonderland Christmas fair.

The markets have one common factor – they all have vendors selling nice little holiday trinkets that you can’t find at a normal store and a lot of homemade decor, accessories. The food at these markets my goodness! So much variety and so much yummy goodness from all over the world, all under one roof.

Okay I’m going to stop reminiscing now and give you a recap of three out of very many Christmas markets in London that you should visit.

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Travel Essentials | Roadtrips

In preparation for my upcoming roadtrip to Edinburgh, I want to touch on a topic that will be helpful for any budding travel lovers out there or anyone planning a trip soon – Travel Essentials. There are different sets of travel essentials for different types of travel, so I’ll cover each in consecutive posts to come. For now we shall start with roadtrip travel essentials.

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