Happy 8th year to the lazybone!
How time flies so quickly, I never thought I would be one of those dog obsessed person but I was so wrong. I never wanted a dog due to an unpleasant biting incident when I was young but now, this lazybone has changed that and now I adore dogs more than ever. I mostly check out dogs when out and about than people, I am totally oblivious to people anyways. So, here is to our 8th year together and many more..
Date: 3rd – 6th August
Finally, Krakow in summer, the weather was scorching but worth going to see the city in the sunshine. I was there to catch up with a friend and I had a lovely time going around. We went to the salt time and Auschwitz as well. Auschwitz isn’t a typical tourist attraction due to the historical significance attached to it but it is worth going to realise its sheer scale and how cruel humanity can get which should never be repeated. The Salt mine was quite an interesting tour, about 135ft underground, it was fascinating to see the chapel underground with its salt sculptures and chandeliers.
This was my second time in the city and the one thing I always go for when am here are the sweets, I had too many dessert but it’s fun to indulge. This wouldn’t be last time in Poland because I still have to visit Warsaw and the Tatras, so until next time, this pictures would see me through.
Gray Loco Concert at Troxy, London
If you don’t know yet, my taste in music is eclectic to describe it in a good way. I’ll listen to everything from bollywood, pinoy pop, reggaeton to korean hip hop. Kpop is a big thing nowadays but for me, I have always been an avid listener of their hip hop genre. It all started when I stumble on to Gray ‘Just do it’, its musical beats is addictive plus the lyrics is highly encouraging if you look at its translation, it was my anthem during a stressful time 2 years ago and guess who was featured on it, none other than Loco so it has come full circle when I got to see them play live last weekend. Even though I don’t understand the language, its not hard to appreciate their musical talents, the beats they produce and how they come up new musical style everytime they release a song. Their live was impressive, the flow of music, the energy & I couldn’t stop smiling, it was a perfect summer night (I insta story all the best bits above ). If you don’t know them yet, here have a listen, I’ve put some of my favourite songs into a playlist >
Top: top & bottom from Zara, belt from Stradivarius and the tote bag from Cultbeauty
Bottom: top from Yesstyle, bottom from Monki
just a filler outfit post because I am currently busy with AW18 launch at work & that involves lot of data, data and data plus with the summer commute (that involves loads of delays), my mind needs a rest. I am currently trying to just connect with friends and go out as much as I can before the summer time ends. Hit me up if you want to catch up..
Date: 24 – 27th May
Travelling again? Yes, I was supposed to head to Krakow but due to budget issues, I got a last minute deal trip to Copenhagen. A deal in Copenhagen?? You must be kidding me? Well, the flight was cheaper compared to everything else there plus I stayed in a hostel and with a host. I also bought the Copenhagen card (which is expensive) before hand but it was quite a life saver as it gives you free access to public transport and most places. The only expenses I had to get there was food and gifts. Food was expensive, I stuck to street food and convenience food, am not a huge foodie anyways. I had to use my saved up euros for gift at the airport though.
As a solo traveler, its a great place to explore. All the attractions are in a walking distance in the center, the people are friendly and transport is ace. It’s a safe place as well, I didn’t feel uncomfortable in walking alone at night or getting lost in different parts of the city. The things I learned in this trip is:
- Buy the Copenhagen card – it literally was the best and it saves you a lot of money, I am gonna be looking up different card deals for different cities now.
- Airbnb further away from the city is way cheaper than the central and the public transport is great. I would recommend Kastrup because I stayed there is about 20 minutes from the central.
- If you want to stay in the central, book way in advance, the hotels are so expensive, the hostel I stayed (Steel house Copenhagen) at was great, they had all the facilities – but they do get booked quickly. If you are not one for dorms then you can even get a private room there.
- Explore the other neighborhoods, Norrebro, Vesterbro , Christiana. I could only explore Norrebro fully but I would love to go back and visit the others.
- Be confident in riding a bike – I am really bad at it so I gave up but you can see and do a lot more.
Date: 27 – 29th April
A weekend break to Genoa, a serene city and a gateway to Cinque Terre. We were exhausted after the Cinque Terre hike the day before and didn’t get to fully enjoy the city but we did the hop on and hop off bus tour which took us to all the major attraction. This was my first trip with Momo & I enjoyed every moment of it, we have our own inside jokes from the trip and realized I needed to be present in the moment and take in every opportunity.
Until next time, ciao!