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 london: tea & boots

unexpected london: tea & boots

The past two days have been an absolute dream! I don't have many pictures of these days due to some camera glitches, but it's now sorted out and the next post will be full of photos! The eighth in London was our "lux" day. We woke up quite late (oops) and first headed out to [...]

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

After a night of eating pizza at midnight and drinking prosecco in bed, Sophia and I had a bit of a late start and headed out for lunch! Since before heading to London, I found a little takeaway food chain that I just knew I had to try, so we took the Tube to Moorgate and walked [...]

unexpected london: punk & rock

unexpected london: punk & rock

I think our first two days in London were a little bit off, as both Sophia and I were jetlagged and a bit unsure of what to do and how to best explore London. Days three and four have been absolutely wonderful! Wednesday (day 3) was dedicated to the punk of Camden! Camden is a [...]

unexpected london: reunions and happiness!

unexpected london: reunions and happiness!

Hellooooo from London! The past couple days have been absolutely lovely, yet still incredibly bittersweet. Let’s start with Monday. At 3:40am, I woke up and finished packing up. At around 4am, my sister and I said goodbye to our dad and hopped in a taxi to Changi. The past year, I’ve been at Changi 18 [...]