Visiting Thailand had been on the top of my bucket list for ages and this summer I finally made it happen. After a month long internship in Bali (which you can read about here) I took the plane to Bangkok and spend a few days there before travelling to Phuket and then Koh Samui. As you already know I really enjoyed my stay on both islands, especially visiting the elephants in Phuket and snorkelling in Koh Samui. And then there was pad thai, do I need to say more? Anyway, I was debating whether I wanted to write a post… View Post

Although I strongly believe that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, writing this post still fills me with fear as I am sharing such a personal part of my life. But even though I am nervous to upload this piece of writing, I think it’s important to raise awareness for a condition that is quite unknown and sadly, pretty stigmatised. If this post can spread some awareness and understanding or even just make others experiencing similar problems feel less alone, then it is worth it. Also, hiding has never helped me get anywhere in my life so I’m… View Post

Since Thailand had been on my travel bucket list for ages and I was in Asia anyway, I simply had to go right? I ended up travelling from Bali to Bangkok, from there to Phuket and last but not least, I spent a few days in Koh Samui with a close friend of mine. Today I want to share one of the absolute highlights of my travels – my visit to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Before travelling to Asia, I knew that I wanted to visit a sanctuary at one point and although the Phuket one had stood out to… View Post

If you’re following me on social media and have seen my countless photos of the beach and various versions of vegan breakfast, you already know that I spent a month in Bali. Or is it on Bali since it’s an island? Anyway, let’s ignore the grammar. I actually can’t believe that I only spent a month in Bali, I experienced and learned so much during that time that it feels like half a year rather. I went to Bali with the organisation SLV.Global, about to do a 4 weeks placement in the mental health sector. Due to confidentiality, there are… View Post

I hope June has been treating you well so far. My June has been pretty busy – I started an internship in London whilst trying to sort out my travel plans for this summer. Apart from that my days have been filled with thinking about possible dissertation topics, taking photos to sell clothes on Depop, celebrating the return of Love Island and finally, I’m also back to blogging. After the exam period it feels great to finally have some time to write and share what has been going on recently. And what better way to get back into blogging then… View Post

Earlier this year, I got out my travel bucket list and finally ticked off a place I had wanted to see for ages, Stockholm. The idea to travel to Sweden came to rather spontaneously, when I was sitting in a group room at uni and realised two things: 1. I didn’t have any plans for reading week and 2. I was suffering with severe wanderlust. Sweden had always been a country I really wanted to visit and when I found out that neither flights nor rooms were expensive during my week off, it was a done deal. So fast forward… View Post

For my birthday, my best friend wrote me a beautiful card, listing 11 things she wanted to thank me for. I won’t list them all, but she had thanked me for my loyalty, for always being there and for being unique, just to name a few. Her card made me tear up and it led me to a realisation – she was seeing a different person than I was. Having struggled with mental illness and a rather fleeting feeling of self-identity for years, high self-esteem doesn’t come to me easily. On a bad day, I would struggle to come up… View Post

At the beginning of the year, I set myself a challenge. It’s always been a goal of mine to lead a more sustainable and environmentally conscious life and as great as that sounds, I never quite knew where to start. Going vegan about two years ago definitely changed my outlook on the importance of protecting our planet and it has led me towards a more minimalistic life and made me put more thought into my lifestyle choices. But even though it laid the basis for a more environmentally conscious life, I didn’t know where to go from there. Climate change… View Post

I am not ashamed to admit that one of my favourite things to do is making lists. I love planning and setting goals and ticking things off just feels so satisfying. Recently, I have seen a few 30 before 30 videos floating around YouTube and I just loved the concept – it feels more achievable and a little bit less daunting than the typical bucket list and it also gives you a purpose and things to look forward to until the end of your twenties. Anyway, me being a list-enthusiast, I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon but… View Post

Another January, another lights festival post. This time not about the Canary Wharf one but about the Lumiere festival that takes place in Central London every beginning of the year. Last year I missed it so this year I made up for that but not just going once, but twice. My friends and me explored the light installations around Southbank, Soho and last but not least, King’s Cross. One of my favourite installations were the colourful triangles at Southbank which apparently made up a an artwork called ‘The Wave’ – it was meant to act as a beacon of light… View Post