• North America,  Travel

    Stepped off the Plane at LAX

    Sometimes when I haven’t blogged in ages, I forget what it feels like to blog. Then when I actually do get round to writing a post or checking out blogs or replying to comments, I feel a rush and I’m like, “Damn, Chynna. You should really get your sh*t together and keep up with the blogosphere more because this feeling is amazing.” Moving on. Oh, LA. Where do I even begin with LA? Of course, the ultimate highlight of my trip to LA was meeting Nancy for the first time ever in our 5/6 year blogger friendship. I specifically remember my airbnb hostess asking us when was the last time we…

  • North America,  Travel

    O Canada

    The thing about Canada is that it is a massive place. A massive place that I am hoping I get to see more of one day, but for now I am content that I got to visit Vancouver at least. Don’t worry, Merry-Beth, I’ll be back 🙂 Highlights include: Richmond Night Market – for all the foodies out there, this one is for you! Capilano Suspension Bridge – don’t go here if you’re afraid of heights, ha ? The Peace Arch – look at me, I’m crossing borders! DAY 6 So, plans from the previous night fell through because we decided to be lazy and eat Dick’s (ha!) and watch Sherlock…

  • North America,  Travel

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Did I really use that as a post title? It’s been two weeks since I’ve been back in the UK, and I am still bummed about being back. Coupled with the fact that I was straight onto a late shift, the day after I got back, I definitely needed the three day weekend from last week and these two days that I just got off. Good food, good vibes and good friends. Check ✔ As you know, I spent two weeks in the US and I, honest to God, had the most amazing time. I cannot wait until I get the opportunity to visit again. Here a few highlights before I delve more…

  • Europe,  Travel

    I came. I conquered.

    Waking up in the morning after a night out is always the worst. If you’re lucky enough to not suffer from hangovers, then f**k you. Despite having to wake up early and feeling like absolute crap, I still had a fun second day in Amsterdam. (Warning: there is a photo of me on a giant penis sculpture at the end of this post) DAY 2 McDonalds is the cure to everything. Sore throat? McDonalds. High fever? McDonalds. Hangover? Most definitely McDonalds. I am not a doctor, but I can tell you now that McDonalds will make you feel a trillion times better. Trust me. Thankfully, McDonalds was only around the…

  • Europe,  Travel

    When in Amsterdam

    Every time I visit a new place, I fall in love. There hasn’t been a place that I’ve travelled too, and haven’t fallen in love with at least one aspect of the place. Amsterdam is no exception. As soon as I arrived, I fell deeply and irrevocably in love with the city. A tad dramatic, perhaps, but the truth. I wish I were back there now. DAY 1 Plans from the night before were dashed aside, as I had an early flight. Despite our flight not being until 11, we had to get to the airport early because 1) I’m an early person, and I hate rushing and 2) I…

  • Europe,  Travel

    A Weekend in Paris

    I should get a trophy for procrastination. I am obviously the queen of it. Moving on… As the best big sister in the world (yes, I am tooting my own horn because if not me, who else will?), I treated my sister to a weekend in Paris for her 16th birthday, last November. (See really big procrastination in writing about my travels)

  • North America,  Travel

    A Love Letter to New York

    Finally, after 3 months, we have come to the end of my New York travel series. Looking back on my previous posts make me very nostalgic, and I can’t wait to visit New York again! My last few days in New York were very lowkey and mostly spent with family. Mutay flew back home on Sunday, and after my cousin and I dropped her off at the airport we drove back home and I chilled for a bit. It felt a bit weird to not have Mutay around anymore, but I guess it would because we were in such close proximity for a while. Haha. I got a message from…

  • North America,  Travel

    World Trade Center & Wanderings

    It’s been a while since the last New York post, but I still have a lot to write about! Our original plan was to head to the Statue of Liberty, however because it was a Saturday and the weather was ridiculously good, the queue was insanely long. There was a beautiful sculpture in Battery Park showing a group of people from various countries arriving in the United States. The sculpture shows extreme mixed emotions, from the relief of finally stepping ashore, to the anxiety of facing the unknown. We decided to skip SoL, but we managed to catch a dance show in Battery Park. It was really good, but I was…

  • North America,  Travel

    High Line SchMighLine

    Another post in the New York travels pipeline! This time we went to the High Line. In case you didn’t know, the High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. You get amazing views whilst walking along, and there is some awesome art by different artists. Before we got to the High Line, we went to a cinema in Brooklyn and finally got to watch the Avengers! We actually waited until we got to America to watch it and it was honestly worth the wait. We even had hecklers in…

  • North America,  Travel

    Taking Over New York With Joy

    [I got a bit trigger happy with the photos in this post.] Let me start off by saying, “I crossed something off my bucket list!!!1111!!!21!1!!!!” In doing that I am leading the way to taking over the world. Ha, joke. So, before I left for New York I asked if any bloggers were in the area and Joy said she was! We made all the necessary arrangements and I found myself meeting her at Penn Station on Monday morning after coming from Baltimore. It’s a surreal experience meeting someone who you’ve only spoken to online before. This is an actual person who you’ve exchanged comments with and you’ve read all…