BARCELONA, SPAIN // TRAVEL DIARY // AUGUST 2018

This past August, I managed to fit in a quick city break with my lovely Mum to Barcelona. It was right at the end of the month so the heat wasn't too intense but it was always sunny, with no rain or dark, looming clouds to speak of. We only had a few days there,…

TORONTO, CANADA // TRAVEL DIARY // AUGUST 2017

I was finally able to visit Canada in August 2017, where I stayed with a friend and his family in Toronto. I was travelling from New York to Toronto overnight, having recently visited a friend who lives in Astoria, Queens. I travelled on the Greyhound on the evening of the 20th August at 7:30pm and…

LISBON, PORTUGAL // TRAVEL DIARY // APRIL 2017

I visited beautiful Lisbon over the Easter of 2017 with both of my parents. It has everything - culture, beautiful sites and shopping as well as some of the most stunning hilltop views. Even visiting in April, the weather was gorgeous - sunny but cool. Lisbon is well known for its colourful buildings and some…

SEVILLE, SPAIN // TRAVEL DIARY // FEBRUARY 2017

In February 2017, I visited Seville with my mum for a quick girly getaway. I definitely need to go back at some point - the city completely consumed me. Seville is the capital of the Andalusia region of southern Spain and is known as the birthplace of Flamenco dancing. Even in February, the weather was…

CALIFORNIA // TRAVEL DIARY // AUGUST 2016

The final destination on my three month travel trip was California. I split my three weeks into Los Angeles, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. I arrived at LAX on the 14th of August, and was kindly picked up by my Airbnb host. I was staying in East LA and mainly used yellow cabs to…

NEW ZEALAND // TRAVEL DIARY // JULY – AUGUST 2016

Before I begin talking about this beautiful place, I just need to say that I definitely did NOT get enough time here and I will DEFINITELY be going back in the near future! New Zealand was the third country I visited during my three month trip around the world and it was also the first…

SRI LANKA // TRAVEL DIARY // JULY 2016

The second country I visited during my three month trip around the world was Sri Lanka, the land of temples, Buddhism and monkeys . I knew that I wanted to visit Asia, and after doing some reading up about this beautiful country, I decided I wanted to go. Again, I booked my trip through Gap…

SOUTH AFRICA // TRAVEL DIARY // JUNE 2016

I wanted to begin my Travel Diary series with South Africa, the first country of my biggest adventure to date. I had decided a year prior that I wanted to travel the world by myself, experiencing five different countries and their cultures. I had created a bucket list of about 50 things I want to…