Frankfurt Travel Guide (Part 1)

Our 3-week adventure (20th March – 9th April) in Europe began at Frankfurt.

I have to say, I was definitely not prepared for the cold. Even though it was Spring, temperatures fell as low as 2 degrees when I was there. And if you know me, I can’t stand cold. Uh uh! That’s why I’m always at the beach. So the cold was definitely a shock to my whole body system as you can imagine.

We took it easy on the first day upon arrival, due to jet lag and I repeat, the cold. Ok we TRIED to take it easy but there were so many things to see and places to go.

We first headed to the Kaiserdom Imperial Cathedral. I think we were the only idiots who decided to climb up 328 steps (!!!) up to the top of the cathedral, when we were suffering from jet lag. No joke guys, I was literally wheezing. At the top, you’ll get the beautiful view of Frankfurt’s skyline.

But of course, me being in as rotten bitch mood after suffering the way up, just said, “That’s it?! I suffered through all that shit for this?!” Sorry guys, I can be a bitch when I’m in a foul mood.

Next, we headed to Römer, which is is a medieval building in the Altstadt of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and one of the city’s most important landmarks.  We had lunch at this place called Haus Wertheym and got to try the apple wine. I didn’t like it that much as it tasted diluted to me.

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Before we called it a day, we visited the Palmengarten, which I thoroughly enjoyed! Why? Because it was a green house, so the whole place was warm!

My thoughts for this place? If you live in a humid country like Singapore and do not need to rely on green houses to grow beautiful flowers? You can give the Palmengarten a miss. But if you’re there for the photos, Palmengarten is a good place for that.

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During our time in Frankfurt, we stayed in an Airbnb located in a village named Geinsheim, which is near to the city Trebur. We relied heavily on public transportation daily. Now if you’re travelling to Frankfurt, I would suggest you get a pass which was a saviour for us. We bought the two-day pass, allowing us to travel anywhere within the city.

It is important to note that if you get caught without a ticket or pass for public transport, you’ll get a fine of 60 Euros PER PERSON!! That was what happened to us during one of our day out in Frankfurt. We were very lucky as the officer was kind enough to only fine my dad.

So don’t try your luck like we did!

 

Till the next post

Xx,

Nic

 

 

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Lookbook

With the arrival of spring, I’ve decided to create a lookbook perfect for the new season. 

When I was living in Shanghai for a few years, spring was my favourite season. It wasn’t too hot or too cold. And I enjoyed the fact that beautiful flowers started blooming again. It’s like a scene out of a movie where the character just lies on the grass to admire the beautiful just bloomed flowers everywhere.

So let’s get creative, shall we?

Lately, I’m obsessed with outfits that has some floral designs or that gives a boho vibe. Reminds me of the time I spent in Byron Bay. A very laid back and effortlessly chic look. Maybe my inner bohemian is trying to rise?

Look 1: 

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Funny enough, this pair of heels were not my first choice. However, Demon had destroyed the other pair of heels that morning so I decided to go with Plan B, which now that I look at it, is a better choice that the pair I was planning to wear.

Look 2:

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Look 3:

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One of my fave dresses by Neonmello. Sadly, they don’t sell it anymore.

Look 4:

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Another one of my fave dresses at the moment. I got this in JB’s Cotton On.

Like I said, super boho.

Look 5:

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Got my bubba to join me! 

There were so many people shooting there that day and Snow was the main attention!

Look 6:

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An impromptu trip to the Botanic Gardens.

Hope you guys enjoyed this lookbook!

Xx,

Nic

2017 in a nutshell

Hello again,

It’s been some time since my last post and that’s not just because I’ve been really busy, but I guess also due to me losing inspiration for writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing but so much has happened that I just needed to take some time away for myself.

I did some travelling in 2017, not as much as I wished due to me going back to studying. Nevertheless, the trips I took were heart-warming and no less an adventure.

I went to Byron Bay, Sydney, Bintan, and twice to Maldives.

Byron Bay & Sydney

My fave place in the world. Sydney holds a special place in my heart. I can’t explain why. Maybe it’s the vibes and people there. I feel so at ease and at home whenever I visit Sydney.

If I can move to Sydney tomorrow, I will do so in a heartbeat. And I’m so glad I got to take my mum along for this visit. I hope I’ll be able to go back to this beautiful city soon.

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Bintan

A short but still meaningful trip with the family. It’s been years since we took a family trip so when everyone was finally free, off we go!

I wished we had more time in Bintan but reality awaits. Our next family trip will be in 2020. We’re planning a two-month road trip across Canada and Alaska, so I’m really excited about it!

Maldives

Another place I’ve been wanting to revisit for far too long. Maldives is just so beautiful with its islands and beaches. I went there to heal and it was definitely a great trip after 10 freaking long years. I’m so happy to have met new friends there who made my stay a joy.

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School

In March, I will have completed my Freshman year. Honestly, I can’t wait for it to be over and move on to become a Junior. So much has been happening but I just hope that I’ll stay focus on my goals and objectives.

With that said, here’s to 2018 being a better year and lots and lots of new adventures!

Xx,

Nic

Maldives Visuals 1

And just like that another week has gone by. We are in mid November at the moment. My my, how time flies. Looking at this pictures, it feels like I was just in Maldives yesterday. And next month, I’m heading back there again! Woohooooo!!!

We headed to Maamigilli for our third week in Maldives. The first two days, we stayed at whale shark inn to see whalesharks. I’ve done it once when I was holidaying in Cebu. These creatures may be ginormous but they are the gentlest living being ever. The remaining days were spent at Amaya Kuda Rah, which is a total paradise island.

FYI, we are not hurting the turtle. We’re cleaning the shell.

Hope you enjoyed these visuals 😊

 

 

Xx,

Nic

Birthday in Maldives

I remember when I was young, my birthday was always during exam period and always wished that I could celebrate my birthday overseas.

And now, I’ve celebrated my birthday overseas for two consecutive years. First in Bali and now in Maldives.

For this year, we did something really special, something I’ve always wanted to do. Picnic in the sea!!! Can finally tick this off my bucket list.

Thanks mum for making my dream come true ❤️

And thanks Shifuan for taking such amazing photos. He was such a professional and it was such a joy to have him shoot this set of visuals. If  you are in Maldives and looking for a photographer, look him up.

You can take a look at his website here. And if you’re interested in a photoshoot, you can contact him at +9609111224.

Xx,

Nic

Maldives Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my trip to Maldives.

I will probably separate my blog posts to 4 parts as there are way too many photos.

After 6 days in Hulhumale, mum and I hopped to Bandos Island Resort for a 9-day stay.

Every alternate days, we went back to Hulhumale for watersports, and the other days were spent at Bandos relaxing…. and lots of suntan.

 

 

Xx,

Nic