8 Must Do's When In Cairns

The place I fell in love with. A place I know I will be going back to very soon. These are a few MUST SEES when you’re at this little spot of heaven. Make sure you take your time in Cairns because that’s part of the lifestyle.

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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Easily one of the first places you can go to. The lagoon is an outdoor pool located along the esplanade and such a relaxing place to go to when you want to chill out, live the Cairns laid-back vibe and cool down. I was in Cairns in February so it was extremely humid, but regardless of when you go, this is a must-do in the small city. Go during the day, go in the evening before it shuts, have a nap on the grass and then grab yourself an ice-cream at a nearby gelato spot.

Great Barrier Reef

One of the main reasons why I went to Cairns, and probably one of the main reasons why anyone goes, is to see the Great Barrier Reef. There is so much to learn about this natural world wonder and there are a lot of different ways you can see it. I took a dive course to get my open water diving certificate - if you’re thinking of doing this, I can highly highly recommend Pro-Dive. I went on the liver board for 2 nights and it was the most amazing and fun experience I’ve ever had.

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There are so many other companies that can take you out for intro dives or just to have a snorkel. I went on Passion’s of Paradise. On Passions you’ll get a bit of an insight on the Great Barrier Reef, and what we can do to protect it.

Hot Air Ballooning at Atherton Tablelands

This experience was one of the most magical things I have ever done. Wake up at 3:30 am to go take a sunrise hot air balloon over the Atherton Tablelands. The crew from Hot Air Cairns where so accomodating and I can definitely recommend them over the other Hot Air Balloon companies in Cairns since they were actually able to answer a phone call for some questions.

It was so peaceful, and such a lovely experience. They have a range of different packages for different lengths of hot air ballooning experiences!

Fitzroy Island

Whether you choose to go out to Fitzroy for a day trip, or spend a couple of nights, this beautiful island is an ABSOLUTE must do. I went to Fitzroy on my last day in Cairns and it was the best way to be farewelled by Cairns. 45 minutes by ferry off the coast of Cairns, it’s easily done as a day trip. But there are plenty of huts and various forms of accomodation to stay at as well.

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Lined with stunning beaches, amongst which there is Nudey Beach (not actually a nude beach). Nudey Beach was ranked #1 in Australia’s Best Beaches awards in 2018. There’s the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and plenty of wonderful snorkelling where you can swim with turtles.

Port Douglas

A 1 hour drive/bus ride north of Cairns, Port Douglas takes the laid-back lifestyle to the next level. Here you’ll find Four Mile Beach, a beautiful spot to swim at, and sweeping views of the beaches and surrounds.

When I was in Cairns I knew I wanted to rent a car to drive around since there are lots of things outside of Cairns, but there are plenty of bus tours that can take you to all the key spots around.

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Mosman Gorge

Mosman Gorge is in the direction of Port Douglas, North of Cairns. This is an easily accessible spot without a four-wheeled drive and without an intensive walk. Drive to the Mossman Gorge visitor centre where you then catch a shuttle bus. Here you’ll have the opportunity to stroll through a canopy walk and then cool down in the water. There are plenty of other waterfall spot to see but this is one that I had time to experience and is easily accessible.

Daintree Rainforest

When I was in primary school, I did a big project on the Daintree Rainforest. This area is the oldest surviving rainforest in the world and an absolutely must see to check it off the bucket list. There are plenty of tours that take you on cruises down the river where you’ll get to see crocodiles and experience the sounds and wonders of the Daintree.

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Skyrail and Railway

Lastly, the Skyrail and Railway experience to bring you up to Kuranda Village is a beautiful opportunity to get a different perspective of the rainforest. The Skyrail Cableway will take you up and above the tops of the trees. And the Railway will take you through the wonderful forest. You’ll get to see large cascades and the huge Barron River. Catch the Railway up to Kuranda, spend a few hours, walk through the village, markets, have some lunch and then catch the Skyrail back down.

Three Favourite Photography Apps

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It's no surprise that these days a lot of people take and edit their photos straight on their phone. With the rise in popularity of doing this (even by professional photographers), it's no surprise that their are a countless amount of photography apps available. Ranging from complex apps that replicate photoshop to simple editing apps that can automatically apply a filter for you, anything you need, there's probably one out there. 

I've decided to share my 3 favourite photography apps with you. After trying and testing quite  few over the years, here are my top 3.


1. Moment

If you haven't heard of Moment, you must be under a rock, or behind on the mobile photography game. These guys develop their own lenses for your phone, various accessories, as well as an app.

The moment app turns your phone into a DSLR camera. With full manual controls like ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, image format and more. It's not only an excellent photography tool but also videography tool.

The pro version is only $2.99 which gives you access to all the features including the ability to take photos in RAW format. By far the BEST camera app if you're wanting more control.

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2. VSCO Cam

Another extremely popular app for mobile users. VSCO has a tonne of free filters as well as purchasable ones. You're then enabled to fully edit a photo adjusting all the usual contrast, saturation, hue etc. A simple, clean app to edit your insta-worthy photos on. 

 

3. A Color Story

This app is another editing app with slightly different features. A Color Story was created by the fantastic girls from A Beautiful Mess. Similarly to VSCO, the app is free but you can make in-app purchases for more filters or effects.

You can do the standard editing but one of my favourite things about it is that can choose to edit only sections of a photo. For example, wanting to make only the ocean in your photo bluer - but not the rest of it? A Color Story has got your back. I also love the light effects you can layer onto your photos. I never realised how much of a difference these kind of effects can add to a photo. A new fave effect for any photo! 

Let me know what your favourite apps are in the comments! I'd love to hear what other apps I can try out. 

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Tokyo

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Starting off 2018 with a post from overseas. Japan!

I'm in Japan for a couple of weeks with a group of friends and so far, Japan has treated us well! We've gotten cold, crispy days in Tokyo. Coming from Perth, you'd be right to assume that we are freezing our butts off. We are not used to this kind of weather, so layers of jackets and heat packs are the way to go. Not to mention the vending machines with hot drinks in them (That's definitely one thing I'll miss greatly about Japan).

It doesn't take much to fall in love with Tokyo. From the busiest crosswalk to the quaint streets. It's reminiscent of every asian country I've been to before, but better. 

 

You've probably already heard everyone tell you how clean the streets are, and yet there are no rubbish bins everywhere. Also, that Japan is a country that doesn't accomodate to tourists by having a lot of english signs, or english speakers. But what Japan does have is a rich culture in countless, various aspects. The huge anime and gaming area in Akihabara. The red light district, and the famous robot restaurant. The animal cafes, like the adorable hedgehog cafe. And the temples within the most populated city in the world.

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Studio Ghibli Museum

Shibuya Crossing is considered one of the busiest intersections in the world. My friends and I crossed it backwards and forwards a couple of times just for the fun of it. I would recommend going up to the Starbucks and trying to nab a spot at the window to watch the people down below. It's surprisingly mesmerising and I'm sure you'd be able to spend hours watching the world go by.

If you're a Studio Ghibli fan, you can't go to Tokyo without going to the Studio Ghibli Museum. You can't take any photos inside so you'll just have to trust me when I say it's absolutely amazing. The architecture and interior design of it makes it feel like you're in a studio ghibli movie yourself!

The museum takes you through various parts of the creation of the movies from the evolution of animation to the animation of food. You get to watch a private screening of a short film and there are walk throughs where the rooms replicate how the creators would work, and where they got their inspiration from.

Ueno Park is reminiscent of central park in New York City. Around this park are countless museums and even the Ueno Zoo. We went to the National Museum of Nature and Science which was AMAZING and I'm sure the other museums are too. 

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It didn’t take long to fall in love with Japan and I’m sure I’ll be back. There are other places to check of the bucket list, but if I’m ever craving skiing, super friendly strangers are a busy city that’s intriguingly calming, I know where to go. 

The Tribute Cafe

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It's safe to say that I'm healthily obsessed with this place. 
The Tribute Cafe in Shelley opened up in late July, and in the span of less than 2 weeks I've already been four times. 

They have a reasonable amount of seating without making it too crowded. They've timed their opening perfectly as the weather is just clearing up, making it beautiful to sit outside. You can also bring your furry friends as there's a spot to tie up your pup outside and a water bowl too!

They have perfected the interior design and also mastered their menu and the food itself. It consists of the classics; eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes and smashed avo (because you can NEVER go wrong with smashed avo). You can't even call yourself a breakfast place in Perth without having a good smashed avo, and this place does it perfectly. Dukkah crusted feta and beetroot puree drizzled over the top? Yes please!

I'm also glad that they didn't skip the eggs Benedict because that is an all time favourite of mine (but for some reason lots of the "hipster" breakfast places don't serve it). I would gladly like to hear why because a perfectly poached egg is one way of starting an excellent day.

They also have various other dishes of their own like the Tribute Sarni and the Wagyu Brioche Burger, both of which look amazingly instagram worthy with their charcoal brioche buns. 

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With not much else in the area as far as trendy café joints go, this place is bound to be bustling all Spring and Summer long. So make sure you check it out to see what the hype is all about! Also, you're bound to bump into someone you know on a busy Saturday morning seeing as Perth is so small. 

If you're going on a Saturday I'd recommend getting there nice and early, especially if the weather is nice. When I went on Saturday the queue was out the door and all the way to the street!

I also made a short youtube video if you want to see more of what The Tribute Cafe is really like. 

 

Quinninup and My New Mantra

This is a few months overdue, but I just finished an assignment for my PR unit, so I need to write for my own enjoyment for a little bit.

Mid June, I went down south with Coralie (down south is what Perth people say when they go anywhere in the South west region). It was the day after my last exam for the semester, my first semester at uni, so I definitely deserved a little break. Going down south is definitely one of the best parts of living in Perth. A few hours of driving and you can end up in the middle of a forrest or at a campsite right on the beach. I always tell friends who aren't from Perth that when they come, I'll take them on the best roadtrips.

But, why Quinninup? Or you may be asking, where the hell is Quinninup? Well I'll answer both those questions. It's about four hours south of Perth, and my Uncle and Aunt have a farm down there. It's quite a small farm as far as Australian farms go, but I have so many memories of going down there. It had been so many years since I last went, so it definitely was a bit emotional being back there.

If you weren't aware, I spent 7 years of my childhood in France. I used to say that I "grew up" in France, but you're not really grown up at the age of 9 (the age when I moved back to Perth). But having spent that much of my childhood in France, I can't help but feel like I missed out on a bit of extended family bonding. I'm not saying I'm not close with my relatives, but I sometimes wish I was closer.

I think it has something to do with becoming an adult. You start realising that time is slipping away, and that you're soon going to be one of those people that say "where has the time gone?". I'm not ready to be that person yet. I don't want time to get away from me and realise that there are things I've missed out on doing, on people to see.

So going down to the farm, seeing my Uncle, my Aunt, my cousin and his kids, was the most precious thing I could have ever wanted. What was suppose to be a little break from city life ended up being so heart warming and almost awakening. Not only do I want to make sure I remain close with my extended family, I want to get back in touch with family and old friends.

I was recently talking to a stranger, now a friend. I was telling said stranger about myself, I told him that I'm often eager to meet new people and reach out to ask them to get to know each other better, either just by chatting online or organising a little brunch date. I told him that I've made so many new friends at uni because I just go up to people and start a conversation. And he the way he put my personality was "fearless of rejection". Which is absolutely perfect. It's something I'm going to make my mantra, because life is too short live in fear. What have you got to lose anyway?

So I challenge you: when you're not sure whether to do something or not, or if you're scared or embarrassed. Whether it's asking that cute girl out, applying for a job thats way out of your league, or just sitting next to that person in class, ask yourself "what have I got to lose?".
(please don't answer with dignity because I will slap you).

Also, I made a little video from my time down there (drone footage included)...

Mauritius and Coralie

One of my favourite places in the entire world is Mauritius. It isn't easy for a place to get up there on my list. But if you've been to Mauritius you'll understand why. I'm sure that from seeing these photos you can understand why.

But it isn't only the beautiful beaches, pristine waters and the fact that everything is instagram-worthy. It's also because it's my best friend's home.

My best friend, Coralie, is from Mauritius. She moved to Perth when she was 9 but everything about Mauritius runs through her. You can still here it in the way she talks, her mannerisms, the things she does and most of all, everything about her when she thinks about, talks about or is in Mauritius.

I've had the chance to be with her twice in Mauritius. Once in January 2015, when I stayed with her family and had the most amazing few weeks with her. And once again, recently, in April 2017. Now the main reason I went over last month was for her sister's, Valentine's, wedding. Let me just say it was absolutely beautiful. It's the first wedding I've been to as an adult and will definitely be one I remember forever. It wasn't a beach wedding, which is what you might expect for a tropical island. It was at a beautiful place called Domaine de L'etoile. It was everything I had imagined and more. Of course someone like Val would have all the essentials and of course all the cute ideas you see on pinterest (a polaroid for people to use, cute wedding signs and a sparkler aisle for the bride and groom to walk down during the reception, and so much more).

The other day was that an amazing day, if not, THE MOST AMAZING DAY EVER, was when we hiked up the Lion Mountain. Now, I've done hikes, but I've never done a rock climb up a mountain. It was so intense that at times I thought we were gonna lose someone on our expedition (and I don't mean by getting lost). However, I'm a little bit on an adrenaline junkie, so I enjoyed the slipping and sliding and monkey climbing. Not to mention that the view from our highest point was breath taking. Absolutely phenomenal. Again, something I'll never forget.

Also, have I mentioned how happy I was that I bought my drone? I was so hesitant to buy it, and so anxious after I had bought it that I'd crash it, or I wouldn't use it enough for the amount I paid for it. But in this trip alone, it has made it all worth it. The drone photos and footage is amazing. And definitely captures the beauty of Mauritius in a grander way than just a photo, and that's saying something.

But, not only was the wedding amazing and the walk was crazy unforgettable, I'll also never forget what it is like to see and be with Coralie in Mauritius. I don't even know how to explain it. Her happiness and carefree-ness just radiates off of her. Especially after hearing about her excitement for months before and listening to her reminisce about her wonderful childhood, I feel so honoured to be with her in the place that will always be her home.

Little Olive Leaf Cafe

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Here's a recommendation for a little café in Perth! It's called Little Olive Leaf Café, over on Archibald Street in Willagee. There isn't much there but it's definitely worth going to just to experience the cute and extremely aesthetically pleasing café. Although it appears quite small at the front, there are tables through to the back (I didn't manage to get any photos of it), with trees, plants and vines. It's cozy yet sophisticated at the same time.

I decided to go here after contacting a primary school friend. We were considering going to one of the Coffee Clubs but decided to go for something a little different instead of your average café (where the only thing I ever order is eggs florentine).

At the Little Olive Leaf Café there are the classic staples such as tomato and cheese croissants, banana (and coconut) bread, or granola bowls. But there are also things that are a little different. From breakfast wraps to lasagnas and chickpea patties, there are plenty of vegan options as well! My friend, Lauren, and I both ended up ordering the same thing. We got the Mexican beans with poached egg and toast. It was absolutely DELICIOUS. I would definitely go back here just to order this again. To top it off, it wasn't very expensive either! Definitely cheaper than most of the breakfasts you get from chain cafés.

It is such a beautiful little café, I could not recommend it enough. Support local businesses and try them! They have hit the nail on the head with their interior design and choice of food and drink!

Here are a few pictures I snapped from today. Also, is a link to their Instagram where you can check them out.

(Side note: don't forget to check out my instagram as well! )

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New York, New York

More than halfway through my seven week trip to the USA and I can confidently say that New York City has been the best part of the trip so far. I was there for 6 days. I decent amount of time to see the iconic NYC places, but no where near enough for everything I wanted to do. Not to mention it was super busy because it was during the Christmas and New Years Eve Period. But regardless, I had the most amazing time and I will definitely be back soon.

We caught a bus up to NYC from Washington, D.C. because it was a lot cheaper doing that than catching the train. I'd recommend doing that as it was less than half the price and the bus drops you right in the centre of Manhattan at Port Authority. First minutes in NYC and it started pouring down with rain, but the amount of congestion NYC always has meant that it would be a lot quicker to walk to our hotel in Times Square than it would be to try and get a taxi (or a cab as they call it here). So off we went, walking in the pouring rain through the streets of New York.

We were staying at the Novotel Hotel on Times Square. A perfect location if you want to be right in the middle of the most iconic tourist attraction for New Years Eve. Although most people say you shouldn't stay in touristy places and rather "live like a local", if you know what you're wanting to do while in New York, and you know the "local" things to do, it doesn't matter where you stay because the subway system is amazing.

First night in NYC we went to City Kitchen, a slightly fancy food-court near Times Square. We walked around Time Square and noticed that on the 28th of December, they were already preparing for the biggest New Years Eve celebration in the world. Originally, I was convinced I wouldn't go. Everyone who lives near New York avoids Times Square ESPECIALLY on NYE like the plague, and everyone told me it would be ridiculous. But at some point I realised I would likely never be in New York City for New Years Eve again, so why not? On the 31st of December at 1pm, I left my hotel room with layers upon layers of clothing and stacks of food in my bag, and made my way into the centre of it all. So there I stood, for the last 11 hours of 2016, waiting to watch the ball drop. Despite the fact that I was freezing cold, it was such a fantastic atmosphere and an amazing thing to be part of. I made friends with the people around me, they were all international students and even more prepared than I was. One of the girls brought cardboard to sit on and cards to pass the time! 11 hours passed like the wind when we were busy chatting with interesting people.

On other days, I made my way over to Brooklyn. However it was extremely rainy, so I think next time I come to NYC I'll have to come in late Spring for better weather and to see Central Park blossoming. We were to the top of the Rock; I'd recommend this over the top of the Empire State Building because here you get the Empire State in your pictures. We went down to the Financial District, along wall street and explore the lovely streets of Chelsea and Greenwich. I had also made my way to Upper East Side where I took photos on the steps of the MET (gossip girl fans HOLA), and then found the palace hotel (HOLA AGAIN).

I also watched a Broadway show! Honestly, I was really wanting to watch Hamilton. I entered myself into online lotteries every morning, checked online for tickets day after day and even scouted the ticket booths for last minute sales. But in the end I had to settle with Kinky Boots for $45, which might have been my best decision yet! Kinky Boots was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and I got to meet many of the actors afterwards (including Todrick Hall!). It was such an amazing show and I recommend watching the show to anyone! Another tip is don't be afraid to be the cheapest tickets, with such amazing shows in such renowned theatres, it's hard to ever get a true "nosebleed seat" (unless you're comparing them to front row tickets, but who can ever afford those?).

Overall my time in New York City was the most fantastic 6 days of my trip (so far). The hustle and bustle, the yellow cabs, the high rise buildings and the beautiful Central Park, was all plenty to make me fall in love with city.

See you next time NYC!

Wynwood Art Walls

Wynwood would have to be by far my favourite place we have been to in the USA. Art covering almost every wall and new paintings painted every week, it's no wonder it's considered the art hub of Florida. There are simply beautiful murals as well as thought provoking ones, and then controversial ones (*cough cough*, naked Trump *cough*). There are art galleries on every corner and picturesque cafés down each street.

I, of course, took photos of some of the popular and my favourites. I would highly recommend going to Wynwood if you are near the Miami beach area as it is not a place to miss.

(there was even a sneaky Stranger Things wall on the front of a coffee shop that I didn't have the chance to go into but its called Brothers & Brawlers if you want to see this :)

Amelia Island

After a delayed 15 hour flight, leading to us missing our connecting flight, and then our next flight being delayed by 4 hours, we finally made it to Jacksonville. Day 1 in the USA was a very sleepy, jet-lagged adventure to Amelia Island.

I learnt two things within the first day in the US, one of which was that cars here don't have number plates on the front, and secondly, that lots of people here really go all out for Christmas!

Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive

It's already October and the weather is still raining and cloudy and not spring-like at all. So, when there was a glimpse of sun through all the dull weather, Coralie and I decided another sunset mission was long due. With our list of potential locations (all of which will be revealed throughout the duration of Summer), we decided to make the drive up to Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive, or Zig Zags. img_6591-2

Most of the time we were sitting in the car because it was FREEZING! But we were both able to get some good shots of the sun setting right behind the city.

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I hope you all liked these photos and I hope you're looking forward to Summer as much as I am! xx

The Wonderful Brighton

Before starting my trip I was telling everyone "I am going to live in London one day", but after spending a week there, and a week in several other places, I've realised that might be the single biggest lie I've told everyone I know. What I didn't tell everyone before I started my trip was "I am going to live in Brighton one day", and right now, that's something I truly believe. DSC04190-2

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Brighton was a unique, colourful, bustling yet calm city with people from all different walks of life. There was the busy city center and lanes, the wonderfully uncomfortable pebble beach, and the quiet grassy country-ish sides. Everything about it reeled me in, wondering what hidden treasure is hidden around the next corner or down the next narrow alley. What street art was I going to find on the next wall? What hippie event was I going to experience next weekend at the hove lawns? What would life be like were I to live here?

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When my friend, Thalia, and I google things to do in Brighton there were multiple events ranging from a food and music event on hove lawns to a little garden charity party. By coincidence, and to our delight, we met Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Poppy Deyes and Sean Elliot at this charity event. A little exciting moment amongst our travels in the UK.

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Spending a week in one place is long enough to do many of the touristy things, as well as run out of those things to do and spend some time just living. I've realised that living in Brighton might well be something to write down on my bucket list.

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Le Marais

I'd been wanting to visit this area of Paris for a while, and was getting to the point where I thought I wouldn't have time to. But after making the train journey to the catacombs of Paris and being shocked by the queue to get in, I decided today was the day for Le Marais.

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Le Marais is maybe the most diverse area of Paris. Here you'll find the gay community, it's the Jewish quarter and has a lot of the Asian community here. There are plenty of museums as well as my favourite park of Paris.

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Step one was to fill myself up with lunch. And of course, that had to be done with a falafel. Le Marais is known for the falafels. That was one reason why I was pointed in this direction by other blogs. "L'as Du Fallafel" claims to have THE BEST FALLAFEL IN THE WORLD. I made my way over to there and, for the second time that day, was shocked by the queue. The fellow bloggers told me this was the place to be. But my grumbling belly told me otherwise.

Instead of queuing with the other delicious-Fallafel-seeking tourists. I decided to wander a little further down the road. It may not be the falafel place everyone raves about, but it was still a damn good falafel.

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I wandered further along. Making my way to Place the Vosgue park. The afternoon started of sunny and warm and I laid on the grass but the forecast proved right as the clouds rolled in and the rain began. All the park-goers left their no-longer-sunny spots on the grass (might I add, one of the only parks in Paris where you're allowed to go on the grass).

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But no matter how cold it is, or how full you are, there is always room for icecream.

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Le Marais has proven to be my favourite part of Paris. If I were to ever move to this city, the diverse Marais would definitely be my place to be.

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Europe Trip 2016 Thus Far

Although I told myself I would have time to write blog posts and edit youtube videos, it doesn't really come as a surprise that I have not had much time for either of those things. Between travelling on busses or trains and galavanting around cities I haven't even had much time for myself. Honestly, I haven't given myself much time to soak in my experience and the fact that I'm living the life I've only dreamt about for the last 10 years. Writing this now I'm realising how sad that is, and even how stressed I've been feeling these past few weeks, when in fact I should be enjoying every second of everyday. I miss my family. I miss my friends. It's difficult being predominantly on your own when you're so used to being surrounded by loved ones. But I'm learning things about myself on this trip that surprise me so much that I might even be in denial of some of them (I shall tell you about these discoveries post-trip, as I'm sure there are more things to learn).

Already I have broken a wheel on my suitcase (day 1 after my contiki) and converted to backpack. So now I'm OFFICIALLY a backpacker. And not a luxury suitcase-traveller. I have yet to travel with the backpack yet so we shall see if broken wheel becomes broken back.

The best part about my trip so far definitely has to be seeing snow again and having the opportunity to ski. I teared up a little bit at that unique, distinctive feeling of snow beneath your feet as it compacts down. Second best would 100% speaking french again. Speaking it everyday in my daily life here in Paris has lead me to feel like I'm forgetting my english!

Anyway, enough babbling about myself, here is what you all want: the photos.

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Don't forget to check back in soon as I'll try and make more of an effort to post on here from now on.

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The Little Blue House

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If only it was a sunny day when we decided to go out to take these, but I guess the lighting wouldn't have been so fantastic if it was glary. Credits to Coralie for taking these photos.

Wearing:

Jacket $25 from the Op Shop (Unbranded); Cropped Top $10, City Beach; White High-Waisted Jeans $29, Factorie; Boots $30, Cotton on.

Busselton (Leavers 2k15)

If you asked me a few months ago whether I was going on leavers (schoolies) or not, I would've said no way. But with two weeks until the leavers parties, and everybody raving about it, Elyse booked accomodation. At first I was iffy about the whole ordeal because of what I had heard about leavers, but it ended up being so much fun (other than the fact that I feel like I'm suffering from swine flu now that I'm home). I thought I'd share a few photos I took over the time I was there.

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Enjoy December x