Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand
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New Zealand is so green and mountainous compared to Australia, to say its natural beauty was stunning is an understatement. Packing I thought I was overpacking but somehow ended up going through all the clothes I brought. For 3 days of activities (and 2 days on each end for travel) I brought 5 outfits of…

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Greenpatch, Jervis Bay
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I’m really lucky to have been invited along to a camping trip with the boys last weekend, they’re a good bunch. Jervis bay is stunning – the white sands are serene, and the water is so clear. Just a little bit different from camping in Vancouver though. For one, the wildlife isn’t the same. On…

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Lipari, Italy
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While brainstorming where to go this summer, a friend told us about the Aeolian Islands in Italy as a destination. It was interesting to arrive in Italy and still hear the Aussie accent all around. Our friend’s grandmother is originally from there before their family immigrated to Australia, and it seemed to be similar stories…

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Keswick, Lake District
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On our way back to London after hiking Snowdon in Wales, we passed by the Lake District. It was as quaint and as beautiful as one would imagine from English novels. Everyday started off with a full English breakfast from our B&B. These are probably the only breakfast sausages I would willingly eat again –…

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Hiking Snowdon
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Getting There As we had just flown in from Vancouver, we knew that driving 5 hours nonstop from London to Llanberis with jetlag would be no fun. So we drove to Birmingham first, then drove the next half of the distance after a night’s sleep. The highways were comfortable and I was thankful for well-equipped…

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7 days in Tenerife
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After 14 dreary months without seeing a proper beach, Boyfriend and I finally hauled our haggard, sun-deprived, zombie bodies out of London on to a sandy beach. Costs All-inclusive holidays are not usually our thing. But based the budget we had (which was not very much) and the amount of energy we could put into planning (also not very…

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Prague, Czech Republic
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It’s hard to remember everything based on holiday photos from 3 years ago. But the one thing I do remember is that of the places I visited during Christmas, Prague was my favourite alongside Paris. Christmas market The Christmas market here was livelier than the one in Salzburg. The Old Town Square area was filled…

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Christmas in Munich
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Christmas Markets Spending Christmas in Germany meant Christmas markets – and loads of meat and bread. Churches The only things open during Christmas were the churches… They all had such beautiful architecture. On Christmas day we church-hopped and managed to listen to a choir in one of the morning mass. Their voices were so beautiful.…

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Konigsee, Germany
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This was a nice little day trip from Salzburg. There was a ferry you could take across the Konigsee lake. My favourite memory has to be the ferry captain opening the windows in the middle of the lake, and playing a song on his trumpet.

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Hallstatt, Austria
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Hallstatt is the epitome of a quaint little european village. This was a nice little day trip from Salzburg, the (tiny) ferry ride itself to the village was a dream. I was there during Christmas holidays – a lot of the shops were closed but luckily there was at least one restaurant open. Walking around…

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