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India Itinerary for a Month: Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

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So, it’s finally time for me to get round to writing about my trip to India this past Christmas. It’s only been six months, after all. I always prefer to write about a place while the memories are fresh in my mind, whilst I’m on the road or when I’ve just returned and although I do often procrastinate from this plan and take a while to actually publish my posts, there’s something more to what made me so delayed in…

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The Travel Bug Bit Me: Finding Out My Passions

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In September 2015, I took a mini European travel break through Budapest, Paris and Amsterdam with my best friends Cloé and Lyd. The trip was a spontaneous decision. We knew we didn’t have much money or time to spare but wanted to get a taste of places we’d never been before. We chose to travel to our three destinations because they were all so different- different locations, languages and cultures. Flying between each country, we had a lot of pressure…

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3 days in Amsterdam: Our First Travel Disasters

Amsterdam

As soon as we arrived in Amsterdam, everything seemed to go wrong. This is where the deposit from Vélib bikes in Paris came back to bite us. We had all of our travel money stored on one shared travel-card for ease and this is what we used to pay for the bike deposits. When we arrived at our hostel, we were horrified to find that we didn’t have enough money left on the card to pay. We had hardly any…

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3 days in Paris: Museums, Jardins and more

Paris

This is part 2 of my adventures in Paris! Check out part 1 here Musée Louvre + Jardin des Tuileries  We were so lucky to be close to the Louvre because my god, it is a truly spectacular piece of architecture. When you think of the Louvre, the new glass pyramid structures are what first come to mind, but the medieval palace surrounding the courtyard is really what takes your breath away. Again, we could access the museum for free but we…

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Budapest Part Two: Across the River Danube

Budapest

Buda and pest are separated by the River Danube- Buda on the West side and Pest on the East. Both are very different places. Historically, Pest is the town of the commoners, whilst Buda was where the wealthy population and royalty would reside. It’s easy to see the distinction between the two: Pest has a dense population, full of shops, markets and restaurant whereas Buda is home to the Buda Castle, the Castle district and the old fortress Citadella, upon Gellért…

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