EXPLORING LONDON, ENGLAND

EXPLORING LONDON, ENGLAND

Day three of our London adventure, we were given an option to visit different places the city had to offer. The options included going to Abbey Road and 221B Baker Street, boarding the Belfast warship, or visiting Westminster Abbey and the scale heights of the Tower Bridge. My friend and I jumped on board to visit Westminster Abbey and the Tower Bridge.

After breakfast, the group and I headed for the Underground to venture off into the city. After our departure from Hatton Cross, it took us a total of eighteen stops to get to our Continue reading “EXPLORING LONDON, ENGLAND”

TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART TWO

TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART TWO

Sleep during the night was quite impossible. Being in such a beautiful town, I could not wait to explore Tobermory even more. The intense feeling of wanting to be out there exploring, made me feel restless during the night. I was craving for more adventures thus could not wait to begin the next day.

We woke up around four-in-the-morning, as per usual, got ready, and began our drive into Wiarton, once again. As the closest Tim Horton’s was located in the small town, we decided to grab our breakfast on-the-go before making our way up to Cyprus Lake. (Yes, us Canadians need our Timmie’s in the morning!) Since we were not able to enter the Continue reading “TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART TWO”

TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART ONE

TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART ONE

Before I begin my recap, I want to apologize for the absence on my blog. I try my best to update as much as I can but with work and school coming up, I feel like my days are getting shorter and school is approaching faster than I expected. With that, I have a little exciting news to share with all of you darling readers! First, I surpassed my 50 followers milestone on WordPress which does not seem like a big deal, I know, but having started this blog last year with the mindset that I was going to fail as a blogger, this is a tiny celebratory moment for me! Second, I was offered a Contributing Position which I’m a little nervous and excited about, but I will go into more details in a separate post. Continue reading “TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART ONE”

TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE THROUGH LIFE

TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE THROUGH LIFE

Travelling is what I like to call taking the scenic route through life. Filled with pleasant views, nice sceneries, and new experiences, it’s the path many of us should always take. I believe the purpose of life is more than just sitting at our nine to five job. From the rut of our profoundly busy life, travelling fills that empty void. A void that needs a little more than what we do on a daily basis.

Exploring new places, meeting new people, and trying new food is the scenic route through life. If you have ever driven through a scenic highway, you become so drawn to the beautiful scenery that you begin to reflect on how beautiful the world is. Parallel to Continue reading “TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE THROUGH LIFE”

LONDON, ENGLAND

LONDON, ENGLAND

It took us about an hour to an hour and a half to get to East London. Before heading to our hotel in Heathrow, we made our way to Central London for dinner. Mesmerized by the buildings and lights, I was anxiously waiting to get off the bus and explore. London was definitely the most fanciest and cleanest city I’ve ever been too. Aside from my horrendous outfit choices in Grade 12, the luxury of the city made me feel like I wasn’t in place, let alone, afford to be in the city!

On our way to dinner, we came across some very unique and interesting restaurant and store names. My personal favourite was “Good Man Chinese Food to Take Away,” just Continue reading “LONDON, ENGLAND”

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND

The following morning after our adventure at Vimy, Yprés, and Lille, we drove to Calais to board the ferry to Dover. It was a very exciting but busy morning, as we had to pass through customs and unload the bus with all of our luggages. Aside from the excitement of going to England, it was also a sad morning as we had to say goodbye to one of the most talented bus drivers we’ve ever had on the trip.

Customs ran smoothly and every one was ready to board the ferry to Dover. There was a wait but when the time came, the excitement grew. This was my first time on an actual Continue reading “CANTERBURY, ENGLAND”

YPRÉS, BELGIUM

YPRÉS, BELGIUM

Belgium! Belgium was a surprise as it was unexpected during my trip in Europe. After Vimy, we travelled to the little cheery town of Ypres, a once devastated town located in the Flemish Region of West Flanders. As the centre of the battles between Germany and the Allied Forces during World War 1, Ypres, also known as Ieper, has blossomed into the most beautiful town I’ve ever seen. Upon arriving, I was fascinated with how huge the In Flanders Field Museum was and how it took up half of the square we were in. Unfortunately, I was not able to visit the museum as it was not part of the itinerary.

We decided to split into groups and find a place for lunch. Before browsing around, a Continue reading “YPRÉS, BELGIUM”

DIEPPE, FRANCE

DIEPPE, FRANCE

We woke up pretty early, got ready, packed up, and headed for breakfast. The breakfast was complimentary and buffet-styled so we were able to choose what we wanted. Compared to my Parisian breakfast back in Paris, the breakfast was almost the same except for the croissant and the cheese. The cheese was not fresh, as it was packaged, and the croissant just didn’t have that same Parisian taste. As we were eating, we were intrigued with stories from some people in our group about the hotel. Apparently, in some of the rooms, there were bedbugs and dead insects under the beds, so some girls had to sleep in the bathroom. I felt really bad but I was lucky that I didn’t have go Continue reading “DIEPPE, FRANCE”

NORMANDY, FRANCE

NORMANDY, FRANCE

Two years ago, I was able to take a life-changing trip to many of the War Memorials, Commonwealth Cemeteries, and famous landmarks that marked the footsteps of World War I and World War II. After our luxuries trip in Paris and Versailles, we took the autoroute to our first stop at Arromanches, Normandy. As the site of the famous Mulberry Harbour, we were enriched with the event that took place on the 6th of June, 1944; D-Day.

Before I begin, I will give you a little insight into the history of D-Day. During World War II, after the devastation of the Dieppe Raid, the battle of Normandy began on June 6, Continue reading “NORMANDY, FRANCE”

VERSAILLES, FRANCE

VERSAILLES, FRANCE

Let me begin by saying that it really took me until the end of the tour that I was really at the Palace of Versailles. Versailles was definitely one of my top highlights of my stay in France. Everything was covered in gold and sculpted in a way that was unique from the buildings in Paris. Before I left for Europe, I was in the middle of learning about the three Louis that occupied the Palace during the 17th-18th century. On the tour, I was able to connect and really set myself in history.

Each Louis had a completely different personality and story, which really gave Versailles a rich history. Before I begin telling you about my Versailles experience, let me give you a Continue reading “VERSAILLES, FRANCE”