Category Archives: TRAVEL

Touring Laos

A few happy snaps from my Laos adventures…more specifically Vientiane & Luang Prabang.

This magical land is still relatively undeveloped and doesn’t attract your typical tourist masses.
Our adventures included: Temples visits, watching the giving of alms, cycling around town, market visits, a trek up Mr. Phousi, a day trip to the stunning Kwangsi Falls, cruising down the Mekong, a visit to Pak Ou for the sacred Budda grottos, bamboo bridge walks, massages and lots of dining out.

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Laneways + Street Art

Playing tourist in Melbourne over the last few days was a strange experience. The familiarity of the place was comforting (even though its been 6+ years) but wandering the streets and not recognising much other than the icons and institutions stirred an excitement for Melbourne that I haven’t felt since my very first trip here.

Below exploring the ever evolving street art of Hosier Lane…

 

Luxe Travel…

As I was packaging my bags yesterday (currently mid-air on my way to Singapore), I couldn’t help but get thinking of the luxe end of travel – first class, additional baggage weight, champagne… and then there is the beautiful travel accessories. A girl can dream…

1. Fendi Printed Travel Trolley 2. Theory Waffle-knit cashmere pillow & eye mask set 3. Pierre Hardy Cube Print Passport Cover 4. Fendi Boston Weekend Bag 5. Larsson & Jennings Watch

 

Delayed…

After a crazy 10 days in Singapore and Hong Kong… I am back home but have been under the weather since my arrival Monday afternoon. Catching up on zzzz’s and spending time with the husband have been a priority.

As I didn’t get a chance to plan any posts over the last few days (apologies – very unlike me)… I thought I’d share the snaps I’ve taken on my phone. Junk sailing trips, late nights, early morning meals, great company, meeting my fave chef (Tetsuya Wakuda), shopping and fitness…. a random, but very real look into my life.

Final Destination

A few snaps from the stunning Greek Islands we visited; Rhodes, Kos, Symi, Nisyros and Athens and its surrounds. This wasn’t our first time to Greece and not likely to be our last – just too many beautiful islands to discover and explore.

Wearing: Witchery tank, Byron Bay markets scarf, Saba shorts, Sam Edelman flats, Zara bag, D&G sunglasses

JAWS

At the present point in time, I’m 33,000 feet in the air, somewhere over the Indian Ocean… Sydney bound. As always, it seems too early to be heading home however, I know for fact that once I’ve landed I’ll be happy to see the comfort of home and the company of friends and family.

Below are just a few snaps taken in Kardamena (known for its stunning beaches) on Kos Island – Greece, in my new fave beach attire…

Wearing: Primark Oversized T-shirt/Dress (Only £6!), D&G Sunglasses.




 

Winding-down

This is the last week of our amazing holiday. The aim: to wind things right down, enjoying the beaches and slow paced towns of Kos Island before heading off to Athens for a few days.

The below pictures were taken in Bodrum (the boarding place of our beautiful gullet ‘Harmonia’) and Datca, Turkey (the first stop of our long week sailing journey).

Wearing: C&A Hat, Levi Strauss Tank, Scarf – Byron Bay Markets, Shorts Naf Naf , D&G Sunglasses 

Turkish Delight – enough said.

At the top of the Galata Tower, Istanbul. Wearing: C&A hat, D&G Sunglasses, Levi Strauss tank. 
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Rainbow Steps – Beyoğlu, Istanbul

A quick snap taken last week at Istanbul’s famous rainbow stairs. I love the story of how they’ve come about – originally painted by a retired local “to put a smile on people’s faces.” This speaks volumes of what the locals are like. They are some of the warmest and charming characters I’ve met on my travels… a reason I’m likely to come back.

Wearing: C&A hat, D&G sunglasses, Country Road tank, Zara pants, Sam Edelman flats.

Prague – Mala Strana & Hradcany

A few snaps taken whilst exploring Prague’s Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Hradcany.

Wearing: H&M Shirt Dress, Kookai Skirt, Sam Edelman Sandals, Zara Tote, D&G Sunglasses. 

Tips:

  • Take tram 22 from Malostranska (the metro station at the end of Manesuv bridge) to Prague Castle. Although the distance is not far you’ll be walking very steep hills, so save your legs for walking the castle grounds.
  • Walk down from the Castle back into town via the botanic gardens. The gardens are stunning and the views and photo opportunities amazing.
  • For 360 degree views of Prague, visit Petrin Hill (take the Funicular) and either walk the 300 steps or take the lift (additional charge) up the ‘look out tower’.
  • Walk from Petrin Hill via the monastery back into town. Then reward yourself with palacinke (Czech Crepes) – I liked MLS Creperie best.
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