J’aime Paris

It’s my birthday and I could cry if I want to.
A few weeks ago my friends and I decided it was about time that we visited Rachel who is studying in Paris for a year, and after a long in depth decision (a WhatsApp group conversation that nobody replied to properly because everybody else’s life is evidently way more busy than mine) we eventually decided that we should go for my birthday. 
– I mean lets drag out my 21st for as long as possible, right?
So, we got together on the weekend commencing the 26th November (though I arrived late because I did this crazy fashion show for StarWars) and spent the next few days reenacting the Parisian lifestyle -More like a British Tourist adaptation.

Oh also, here’s a picture of my good old school friends and I in Paris, we shall pretend that you are not aware of how Candid this photo is- to be honest this picture genuinely does represent the trip pretty damn well so I feel like it’s all ok, LOTS OF LAUGHS.
Shoutout to Flavia for taking the photo.
I wasn’t actually planning on writing a blogpost about my trip to Paris, but after spamming Instagram with my #ParisPics it became apparent that everyone was shocked towards my decision to still go after the recent attacks.
I suppose my way of thinking was and still is that you can’t live your life tip toeing around the bad people in the world, and although you should be careful and wary when travelling around (even you’re own home town) – You still need to live your life and do what you enjoy.
^^^This isn’t me intending to write a motivational speech by the way^^^
I just wanted to explain why I decided to still go ahead with the trip.
Also referring to the person who commented “You obviously don’t worship you’re life” – to you, kind person, my reasoning is actually the exact opposite. 
[Above photo by my lovely friend Ella]
So there are some photos and words about my birthday in Paris, it was such a lovely way to spend my 21st birthday and I can’t wait to go back again (probably when it’s a bit warmer because Oh My Gosh was it cold). 
Whilst writing this post I suddenly thought about doing one on what I got for my birthday, if you’d be interested in that please let me know in the comments below and I shall speak to you soon 🙂 -G,x
P.S Thankyou so much for all the birthday messages.

Praktik invited us to Barcelona

Recently we were invited by Praktik to stay in 3 of their lovely boutique hotels and explore the beautiful city of Barcelona. We had an amazing time shopping, eating lots and lots of delicious food, and most importantly exploring the alley ways and roads leading to absolutely beautiful architecture of the town (you can watch our whole trip to Barcelona here).
The first hotel we stayed in was Praktik Rambla, this hotel is perfect for those who want to be in the busy centre of Barcelona near the strip of resturants and lively atmosphere, but at the same time is wonderful for those that love architecture and history. This hotel really does have the most beautiful hand painted tiles and mosaics, incredibly detailed wall engravings and the highest of ceilings- it’s like sleeping in a work of art. I think it was the extra touches that definitely made this the ideal hotel in the city, the coffee machine that was free to use 24/7, followed by the library and the outside lounging area- which had the COOLEST painted floor, and not to forget the incredible doors that looked like they were 1000’s of years old! 

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I decided to go to Amsterdam

So just under 2 weeks ago I went to Amsterdam with my friends from College. Guys, I seriously cannot recommend it more as a short trip style holiday. It’s absolutely beautiful, it’s canals and architecture makes taking photos in Amsterdam an absolute delight. Now transport, I love the fact that everybody travels by bicycle, purely because this must be great for the fitness side of the residents lives, but also because bikes look so damn cool, and sound so much nicer than cars.

To be honest my favourite part of Amsterdam is the fact that you don’t have to trek to get experience the different parts of the city, you can walk just about everywhere (if you know where you are going, otherwise you end up walking around in circles for hours like me and my friends, haha!). I mean we managed to walk around the whole place and explore the busy parts of Amsterdam such as the Red Light District or The Anne Frank House to the surprisingly peaceful side such as Vondel Park. 

I could probably talk for hours about this wonderful city, I mean lets face it this is my second time visiting which means I evidently love it! But I have to say that we used AirBnB for the first time ever in choosing accommodation and it was amazing! The apartment was great, cheap and in an amazing location- I don’t think I will ever look at hotels first when going on holiday now, AirBnB will be the first on the list (well most of the time, you still can’t beat an exotic hotel in Thailand).
I hope to go on lots of other little trips like this in future, so if you have any recommendations please let me know via the comments box 🙂
Lots of love guys!