Journal

Visiting Malta

Our four day getaway to Malta was fairly unexpected as visiting the country had never been in my sights until recently. We happened to be flying to and from Munich airport because of a family wedding in Austria, so we decided to pick a place that the airport flew to, to tag on a little holiday onto our trip.

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The rose city of Petra

Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and inhabited since prehistoric times, the rock-cut ‘rose city’ was the capital of the Nabatean Empire from around the 1st Century BC. During the Roman times it became a major trade centre for the incense of Arabia, the silks of China and the spices of India, a crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria. Petra is half-built, half-carved into this vibrant red sandstone and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges.

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Sushi & Sakura

I’ve wanted to go to Japan ever since I was a little girl. This year, that dream was finally fulfilled. Cherry blossom season starts from the end of March to early April and there is only a short period where you can find the flowers in full bloom. It was always my wish of visiting the country at the height of the season and I’m thankful to say that I definitely hit the mark; as my wonderfully pastel pink photos show. For two whole weeks, I was able to immerse myself in Japanese culture and spend time relaxing on the other side of the world – a much needed escape from reality, where I could go off grid for a little and be present in my surroundings. 

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Winter in Tyrol

My first ever Christmas away from home was spent in a country shrouded in white. The snow covered mountainous land of Tirol, West Austria, had views made for fairy tales. What’s even more enchanting is the home I stayed in, situated in a tiny rural town where my boyfriend’s family has grown up for several generations. A place full of tradition and history, its a home filled with so much love; not only by the people that occupied it but by the detail put into the decor.

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