unexpected lake district

unexpected lake district

Heading to the Lake District? As a last attempt to camp before the weather turns too cold, I headed down to the Lake District this weekend! It's a quick two-hour train ride from Edinburgh, and definitely worth a visit. The Lake District has quite a few little towns scattered around lakes. The towns are all [...]

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

Though I've only been at school for a month, it was good to rekindle a sense of exploration. Phil came up to Scotland with a tent; we packed our bags into a rental car and hit the road. I got out of class midday on Friday, and we started driving by about noon. It was [...]

unexpected kent: dover, canterbury, and the seaside

unexpected kent: dover, canterbury, and the seaside

Hi guys! Earlier this month, I took a very short, but very sweet trip to Kent, England. Sometimes trips are great because of the company you're with, not the actual destination, and I'll admit, I thought this would be one of those trips. I was so wrong! Kent is full of so much beauty and [...]

unexpected edinburgh: my first week living abroad

unexpected edinburgh: my first week living abroad

Hey friends! Today marks only the first week of being in Ediburgh (though you'll read this later). Of course, starting uni and setting up a life here has taken it's time, so I haven't been able to explore the city too much. That being said, Edinburgh has already blown me away. Before coming here, after telling [...]

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

While Basel has a city feel, Bad Säckingen has is a charming old town, filled with cute little houses and a relaxed atmosphere. Bad Säckingen is a small town in Germany. Although just a short trip away from Basel, the vibe is entirely different. It's amazing how two places right next to each other can [...]

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

Hello, friends! Today's post is about one of the best days I've had in Switzerland thus far. A day in the outdoors! Because really, is there anything better?! We went to Oeschinensee! Oeschinensee is a mountain lake. To get there, you have to take the train to Kandersteg, then take a funicular ride up. The [...]

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

My current address is located in Basel, Switzerland. Saying goodbye to summery days in Singapore was tough... no more beach days, endless sunshine, or tropical weather. Much to my surprise, Basel does Summer in its own way. During the summertime, Basel residents flock down to the river to go for a swim. All along the [...]

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you want to explore the greek islands

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you want to explore the greek islands

(more specifically, the Cyclades and Dodecanese)   Have a location you want me to explore? Contact me @ carionanya@gmail.com

unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

I get it- traveling overseas is a big jump, and it can be scary. Trust me, I've been there. I have to say however, making that jump will be the best decision of your life, despite the airfare being the worst for your wallet! International travel brings out a new side of you and your outlook [...]

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

Going into Barcelona, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I have previously been to the city and loved it, but after basking in the beauty of the outdoors, I have started preferring nature to city. Luckily, I still loved the city! Barcelona is an absolute beauty! I spent the 9 or so hours I [...]