The title of this post is thoroughly justified, because Venice really feels like a living, breathing postcard that sucks you in to its little alleys of narrow houses and gondola-filled canals. One thing that you don’t see on the postcards (or the planned Instagrams), however, are the thousands of tourists swarming over the Rialto bridge and making their way through said alleys towards St. Mark’s square. Even though Pinterest paints a pretty picture of a romantic Venice, the reality was quite overwhelming (funfact: there are…Continue Reading “Postcards From Venice”

On to more Italian adventures, with Verona, the (un)official city of romance lined up! Although despite the fancy title, I didn’t particularly fall in love with it. It did provide some stunning views and gorgeous streets for some hand-in-hand lovey-dovey exploring, but having seen a fair few European old towns in my time, Verona didn’t really stand out too much. Of course our two days of walking were filled with oohing-and-aahing too, but instead of a full on city guide I decided to put together…Continue Reading “5 Tips For Verona”

Throwing it back to sunny Verona and one of my favourite off-the-beaten-path gems of our trip. Away from the tourist-filled old town, the Giusti Gardens provided a welcome break from the sightseeing, with the high cypress trees and slowly dripping fountains giving us some much-needed refuge from the hot sun too. The gardens are hidden from the street and you only find this haven of calm once you’ve passed through an archway of a pretty inexpressive building. They’re also surrounded by high walls on every…Continue Reading “Secret Gardens In Verona”

As promised, I’m dipping my toes to travel blogger waters and putting together three little city guides from my week in Italy. For some background information, we took the flight from Riga to Bergamo, in classic budget Ryanair style and then travelled across the country all the way to Venice, ticking off Verona and Padova along the way. In hindsight, a week was a bit too little time for so many cities, but I couldn’t help missing any of them, because when else am I…Continue Reading “A Mini Guide To Bergamo”

Buongiorno, Italian posts! I’m well back into my everyday routine here and our picture-perfect getaway to Italy seems like a million miles away (whereas it’s only been a week…). Nothing like those autumnal temperatures and long days at work to welcome a girl back home! However I plan to guide you though that week in Italy and put on a brave travel blogger face, if you’ll bare with me and my holiday pictures.  As this is first and foremost a style blog, then clothes get…Continue Reading “Walks In Bergamo”

Honest disclaimer: I spend too much time (and money) hanging around at cafés and quite luckily, Tartu has some nice ones. Having lived in the university town of Estonia for almost three years now, I think I can safely call myself a local. However, after my brief semester abroad, I came back to so many new cafés and restaurant being opened that I took as much pleasure in (re)discovering the city as I would in a completely new town.A few months have passed, I’ve settled…Continue Reading “A Day Of Eating In Tartu”

A few weeks go when I had my first proper days off, from school, from work, from everything, I decided to escape the city and allow myself a little spa break under the picturesque pines of Eastern Estonia. As my dad often visits the area for work and usually stays at Toila Spa Hotel, then that particular place was an obvious choice for our little overnight holiday. It’s not the fanciest of places, but it does the trick.  Not only is it reasonably affordable –…Continue Reading “I Had A Spa Holiday And So Should You”

This post was supposed to be about the stunning architecture and gorgeous parks of Paris. I wanted to write how I simply had to wear a striped top and red lips in the French capital, because I’m the biggest lover of all clichés (and the only things missing were a baguette under my arm and a snazzy French beret). I would have mentioned how Paris has that something special that no other city I’ve been to has, the je ne sais quoi that makes visitors…Continue Reading “About Paris”

Last week’s trip to Paris (How was this only last week by the way, it feels like a month ago!) was the first one, I think, where I made more video clips than scenic photos. Usually, my travel albums (digital, of course), are full of architectural gems and pretty parks, not awkward clips of me talking to a camera. I feel that I’m getting more and more used to the art of vlogging, at least I’ve got over my shyness of walking on the street…Continue Reading “My Parisian Vlog”

Bonjour! I didn’t advertise it here on the blog too much (actually only gave one little clue), but this Tuesday a few Erasmus friends and I hopped on a six-hour-bus from Utrecht to spend two and a half glorious days in Paris! It was the first time in the city of love and light for all of us, so we made the most of our central AirBnb apartment and spent the days walking around, discovering all the tourist sites and exploring different neighbourhoods. Keep your…Continue Reading “Golden Leaves In Paris”