Edinburgh photo diary

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Hello there! I’m blogging from the beautiful historic city Edinburgh. As I already told, I’m going to be a delegate at the Model United Nations (MUN) which is held at the University of Edinburgh. Tomorrow is the official start of MUN, that’s why we had enough free time today to enjoy the city, eat at traditional scottisch places and for some sight seeing. Here’s the photo diary of my amazing first day in Edinburgh:

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View from the plane, it looks so unreal!

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The MUN girls at Calton Hill, where you have an amazing view! We’re actually with a really small group of 7, but they’re all so nice and it’s a lot of fun hanging around with the group!

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A traditional tea party, which was very delicious as you can see – especially the caramel shortbread.

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And I made some time for make-up shopping, I purchased some very nice products from MUA and Sleek: a highlighter, blush, mascara, two lipsticks and an eyeshadow stick.

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Me and the girls standing at ‘Edinburgh’s disgrace’. It’s called a disgrace, because it was supposed to be the national monument, but they didn’t finish building it. I don’t think it’s a disgrace, it’s breathtaking!

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Enjoying delicious chicken nachos at the University’s Library Bar. A very nice and cosy place to hang out and grab a bite or drink.

The first day in Edinburgh was a great success. Tomorrow is big and busy day, MUN begins officially and after that we’re going to eat and spend the rest of the night at the Balmoral hotel. (just google it, you’ll be flabbergasted)

Already fan of Edinburgh :)?

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Travel inspiration

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I love to travel. Who doesn’t? My next trip is to Edinburgh, with two of my friends and the international student union of my University! I’ve never been there before and I’m very excited. In Edinburgh I will participate as a UN delegate at the University of Edinburgh, where I represent the Economic and Social Council of Vietnam. Next to that, there will be enough free time to discover Edinburgh. We have a couple of very nice things planned there: sight-seeing, shopping, a 5 star dinner at the famous Balmoral Hotel and more! I’ll not reveal too much, because I’m going to write a blog about my adventures there. If you have tips or suggestions, let me know! Here’s some travel inspiration: 

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An awesome UK suitcase from SuitSuit

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How cool are these notebooks from Marc Jacobs?

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Packing stress? This Lous Vuitton app helps you packing your suitcase!

I’m really looking forward to it and you can expect a photo diary from me this week! I’ll keep you posted :)!

Inspiring: ‘Paradox of time’

It’s been a while, but I’m back! I wanted to share something with you, that has nothing to do with fashion or beauty. I found a very inspiring text and I really wanted to share it! 

Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment. We have more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get to angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too little and lie too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies, but have less communication. We are long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; More leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition; two incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes. Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment, it’s not only about survival. Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume, and use it every time you feel like it. Remove phrases like “one of these days” and “someday” from your vocabulary and use ‘today’ instead. Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life. Every day, every hour, and every minute is special. And you don’t know if it will be your last.

 
I really got inspired by this text. I think that you have to do things that make you happy, with a lot of passion and dedication surrounded by the people that make you happy. If you want something go for it! One of the things that would make me really happy, is to go on a trip to New York this year! I really have a thing for the Big Apple and i really want to experience it!:) And what is/are yours? 

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Paris, one of world’s most beautiful places

Last month I went to Paris for three days, and I fell in love. So I wanted to share my photo diary with you! I love everything about this city: the language, the food, the fashion, architecture, shopping and atmosphere. I went together with my boyfriend by plane, it was only 45 minutes from Amsterdam. Sometimes going from my place to the university takes more than 45 minutes. The world is really a small place! It was around Christmas when we were in Paris and you could really feel that ultimate cosy winter feeling: there was a huge christmas market at Champs-Élysées where a lot of people drank mulled wine and ate crêpes, there was beautiful lighthing everywhere around the city and even the Eiffel Tower was illuminated.

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We went three(!) times to the famous Louvre. During the first night we actually went into the museum to admire the Mona Lisa. The other two times, we made a lot of nice and funny pictures and enjoyed the sun at the square.

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If you go to France, you really really have to taste macarons. I had my first macaron in Paris and it was so lovely! For our first macaron we went to the famous Pierre Hermé (Rue Cambon), a pastry chef who is very famous for his macarons, because many of them have an ‘unusual’ flavour combination like: olive oil and vanilla, passion fruit and chocolate.Image

We enjoyed a butterschotch macaron, with salted caramel filling and it tasted like heaven!

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Christmas lights at Avenue des Champs-Élysées

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Paris is also a fashion city and the perfect city for luxury shopping. Even the show windows are chique and high class! I really loved this one from Christian Dior at Rue Montaigne

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If you’re going to Paris, don’t hesitate to visit Pont des Arts, also known as ‘the lovers bridge’. Lovers and friends visit this brigde and place padlocks to the bridge and throw the keys in the river Seine to symbolise their love.

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And ofcourse ours couldn’t miss!

You got a sneak peak of my trip to Paris. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back and discover this metropoltian city more and more! If you’re planning a trip, I really recommend Paris! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂