All posts tagged: Culture

Iran #1

A year ago we traveled around Iran for two weeks. It was an intense, tightly-packed schedule as we tried to see as much as we could in so little time of a country that is five times the size of Germany and has a lot […]

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1 month in Colombia

Bogota – Manizales – Salento – Valle del Cocora – Armenia – Popayan – Ipiales – Las Lajas – (quick visit to Ecuador) – Pasto – San Augustin – Tierradentro – Neiva – Desierto de la Tatacoa – Bogota – Medelling – Guatape – Cartagena […]

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Sri Lanka in 100 photographs

It was during my third and final year at UCL that I decided to extend my half term break and book (relatively) cheap flight tickets to Sri Lanka. I had a pretty full plate with lab experiments for my dissertation, job applications and general London chaos, […]

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Incredible India – Part One

India is an unbelievable country full of colour, contrasts, energy and spice! In 2008 my family travelled around Rajasthan in the Northern India for a couple of weeks. The trip will always remain one of the most magical and unforgettable experiences I have had in my […]

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Cuba #8 – On The Road

Photos taken from the car, in the car, of the car, around the car. Photos of bizarre situations, crazy perspectives, beautiful landscapes, people passing by. All things Cuban, some things blurry. Endless roads disappearing over the horizon. We spent an insane amount of time in our […]

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Cuba #7 – Magical Havana

Havana is a city like no other. The colonial architecture, the music, the busy street life, the colours, the cigar dealers, the cars – it is uniquely beautiful. We spent many days just wandering about the streets of Centro Habana, which I preferred 100% to the touristy […]

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Cuba #2 – People

Cuban people either greet with you with the biggest smile or scare you away with a terrifying death stare. I love how life here takes place on the street. Half the population is chilling on their front door step. The other quarter of people carefully […]

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Nice to meet you, Istanbul!

I don’t know why my sister and me have never travelled together before. Just the two of us. We’ve been raised to travel and visit foreign countries the same way. Not only have we learned to appreciate the same things but we also have the same idea […]

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Driving along the Syrian border

I learned a lot during my ten days in Lebanon. In hardly any corner of the world it is more interesting to see how culture, politics, religion and language define a people. How a country unites as well as tears apart over these issues. The people are so proud […]

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Lombok, Indonesia

Indonesia comprises more than 13,000 islands and Lombok is one of them. It is close to Bali and also similar in size, but it is nowhere near as touristy as Bali. Bali is crowded & busy, every single piece of free land is used for bars, […]

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Backpacking through Bali

Backpacking through Bali

I wanted to learn how to surf, so I went to Bali. Blonde girl with a big backpack, 17 years old. I had the time of my life. I met the most wonderful people – locals as well as fellow travellers. (Not sure if “traveller” […]

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Out and About in Hong Kong

Before heading to Bali, I stopped by Hong Kong for one night to drop off some luggage at my best friend’s house. After a crazy month of backpacking through Indonesia, I returned to HK – and this time I stayed. Traveling by myself was such an amazing […]

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Little Trip to Longsheng, China

Early in the morning, we got on a bus in Guilin that took us to a bus… which took us to a bus… that took us to a bus… which finally took us up to the mountains to a place called Longsheng. It’s only 100 km away from Guilin, […]

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Chinese Food Markets

This post is generally gross and revolting. S. and me had countless experiences, which left us in shock and disgust. And these food markets were quite something… I feel like there’s nothing we haven’t seen in China. Kids peeing and pooing in public, a puddle of blood on the bus, a […]

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Shanghai Photo Diary

I initially started this blog to share my many photos of the places I’ve visited, people I’ve met and adventures I’ve had during my gap year with friends and family back home. But I don’t have this one place I call home. And friends and […]

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