Travel Diaries: 9 Potatoes in Lanzarote

It was one of those gloomy, typical English days right before the final deadlines when your mind naturally thinks of everything else but your project. Procrastinating, as usual, I was scrolling through flights back home because I wanted to go back since I had nothing more to do here in London. As I was speaking to my mother telling her which flight to book, suddenly, my phone rang. One of my high school friends who now studies in Warwick called me and said something in the lines of: “Hey, we found this amazing villa and cheap flights to Lanzarote, wanna come with us?” My eyes widened with excitement. Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands. Aka paradise. I instantly opened Skyscanner and found the flight. It took me probably 5minutes to book it. As soon as the thought of actually going on holiday so soon sunk in my mind, I realised I’m actually…

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2016 Recap: The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year – you’re scribbling down your New Year, New Me stuff  on a napkin during a Christmas party or you’re neatly writing them on the first page of a journal labeled 2017. It’s the time to write down all of those things you wanted to do this year (or the year before), but didn’t. It’s the time to get a fresh new start and change your being for the better. New Year’s Resolutions are always a fun activity, but there is one major problem with them – you. Probably 3/4 of the world’s population drops their resolutions by January 7th. I’ve been scrolling through my Facebook news feed, reading countless statuses moaning about how their year sucked, how it’s the end of 2016 and they’ve improved nothing. Well, guess what Sherlock – the only thing stopping you is yourself As I can assume through social media, 2016 was kind…

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The Cheesy Christmas Post : 2016

December – a month of orange peels, crackling wood, burning candles, red (sometimes rose) wine, blanket scarfs and fluffy socks. A month of festivities, building up to a single day – Christmas. What is Christmas? It’s the tenderness of the passing days, the value of the present and the expectation of the future. For my 19 years (and a half), Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. This year, being away from home for nearly 3 months for the first time in my life, made me anticipate it even more. Even though we don’t do anything too fancy or special around Christmas, my holiday spirit was on it’s peak. I had my presents planned out (even though I got most of them of 23rd Dec, oops!), wrapping sorted and decorations set up. As the day finally came, I’m currently laying on my bed with a food coma, jamming out to…

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Travel Diary: There are no rules in Amsterdam. Just Suggestions

“Japanese photographer Kyoko Escamilla once said, “Your 20’s are your selfish years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” London is such a good connecting point for basically almost every destination on the map, but studying full-time can sometimes, okay, always make your life very busy and travelling during the semester isn’t always the smartest idea. For me personally, travelling has always been a top priority. During the summer, I spent almost every single earned penny on fuelling my travels – flew to London, flew to Dublin, drove to Serbia, drove to Greece and drove to who knows how many places inside Bulgaria. Ever since I moved here, I’ve creeping at all the possible plane / train / bus tickets to destinations across the world, suitable…

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Why I love the Christmas Season?

There’s officially 24 sleeps until Santa and I’m beyond excited to start being extremely festive and posting every single day for month of December! It’s almost the end of term, final crits and submissions are approaching and the only thing that makes me push through the endless all nighters is thinking about how in 9 days I’m boarding a plane back home and indulging in holiday spirit, cookings and festivities for a whole month. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been anxiously awaiting December 25 and the whole month before, each year.  From Christmas movie marathons, picking and wrapping gifts to ice skating with my friends, there is so much to love about the holiday season. It’s a time of love, happiness and togetherness – аn occasion that appeals to and invigorates all of our senses. I love the dangling lights, hanging from every corner in the street. Driving  becomes even more enjoyable than any other…

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Making the Leap into a New Life

I’ve always dreamt of living in a big city – NYC, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, London…I have been lucky enough to travel to many of those cities – wandering around their streets, photographing their beauty and exploring their culture. Although I admire the beauty of all cities, there was one that particularly stood out in my mind and that was London. I’ve never ever imagined that at just 19 I’ll be flying across the continent to pursue my dream and not only visit London, but to live and study there for the next 3 years. When I visited in January, I instantly felt like this was MY city – everything felt right (even the overcrowded tube).  I remember how I wandered around with my art case in one hand and my camera in the other –  ready to conquer UAL – and I did.  I received my unconditional offer to study Graphic…

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