Tag: Travel

Travel Throwback: My First Overseas Trip

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My first overseas trip took place when I was 17 and still in high school. I took place in a school ‘immersion’ trip to East Timor and it was a truly profound experience for me.

Exploring Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve never heard of Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, colloquially known as the Summer Palace. But trust me, you should definitely know about it and it should be on the top of your to do list the next time you’re in Austria.

Bali Tips for First Timers

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Are you planning a trip to Bali once the COVID-19 emergency is over? Here are some tips and tricks for your first time in Bali.

Bucket List: Exploring the Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately you’ve no doubt seen the gorgeous photos of the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, either with people strolling the fields in flowing dresses or soaring over the fields on a Bali swing. I visited the rice terraces when I was in Ubud, and let me tell you there is more to this location than looking pretty. Namely there’s stairs. Lots and lots of muddy and slippery stairs.

How to Entertain Yourself During an Airport Layover

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Have you ever been stuck at an airport for an uncomfortably long layover? I have and I can tell you that it royally sucks. So what should you do next time you find yourself in this situation?

What to do in Amsterdam

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What do you
think of when you think of Amsterdam? I confess that the only thing I actually knew about Amsterdam before I arrived was that you can consume marijuana at cafes and that there is a Red Light District. While I was vaguely aware of the canals and the bikes, these things were not what popped into my mind when I thought of the city. So what do yo do in Amsterdam besides getting high?

24 Hours in Prague: What To Do

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I realise that cities, by nature, are large and it can take you days to explore them, but there was just something about Prague that made its way into my heart and stayed there. I only had just over 24 hours to explore this city which is one of the down sides to being on a group tour, but I definitely made sure to make the most of it.

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

e’ve all see the pictures of the Szechenyi Baths. You know, the ones of the glorious, bright yellow buildings surrounding the crystal blue outdoor baths. No lie, when I found out that these baths were located in Budapest I was beyond excited since they just look so amazing. Throughout the 36 hour travel to get to Budapest I continually fantasized about visiting these baths, submerging myself in the lukewarm waters and relaxing the day away. What wasn’t included in my fantasy was the murky water of the indoor baths, the hundreds of people who had the same idea as me and the hair. The goddamned hair.

Life Lesson: Don’t Attend a Sex Show with Your Brother

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Amsterdam. The city of bicycles, tourist debauchery and tall, skinny buildings. I confess that when I went to Amsterdam I expected to see sex, drugs and maybe some rock ‘n’ roll. What I wasn’t expecting was to have my eyeballs seared out of my brain. What I wasn’t expecting was to be witness to a sex show. A sex show where my brother became the presenter’s favourite crowd participant.

Budapest Bucket List in 48 Hours

Budapest in 48 Hours on Chasing Emma

Budapest: a city of gorgeous architecture, endless monuments and those thermal baths. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I left a piece of my heart in the city, and I am so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to spend 48 glorious hours in the city exploring. While I think you could easily spend a full week in Budapest since there are so many hidden gems, we only had a limited amount of time so we had to make the most of it, and while there were a few things that we didn’t get to, I’m pretty happy with what I was able to achieve in such a short amount of time.