Sardinia

Sardinia is an Italian Island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to the most stunning coastlines, beaches, mountains, archipelagos, pink sand and grottos. Sardinia is a popular holiday destination amongst many europeans especially the Italians. This Island is brimming with historical culture, delicious cuisine, colourful churches, beautiful beaches and is definitely a place you must visit if you are planning a summer vacation.

This was my first time visiting Sardinia, and I fell in love with this magical Island. I got to explore the town of Olbia and its surrounding area as well as other famous spots. There is one thing I loved most about Sardinia (a part from the beaches), the food! The cuisine is of course Italian but the style varies and it is absolutely delectable! The most delicious pasta, pizza and gelato you will ever have!

Below are some recommendations a guide to make sure you don’t miss out on the hot spots in Sardnia.

Beaches: Spiaggia Di Chia, Spiaggia Di Is Arutas, Spiaggia Di Cala Luna, Spiaggia Mari Pintau.

Food Specialities: Mirto, Local nougat, Pane Carasau (traditntal flat bread), Pecorino, Pasta and Sardinian Red Wine.

Visit: Porto Cervo, Alghero, Olbia, Costa Smeralda, The caves of Neptune, Madalena Archipelago and the Salt Flats where pink flamingos reside (South of the Island).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIENNA PART 2

Palmenhaus (Palm House) is an absolute joy and delight to visit in Vienna! This gorgeous greenhouse is located in the Schönbrunn Palace. Palmenhaus is divided into three climate zones and pavilions. The tallest room houses plants from the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands, South Africa, America and Australia. The northern room houses plants from China, Japan, the Himalayas and New Zealand. Tropical and subtropical plants grow in the third area. It’s a beautiful greenhouse with architecture from the Art Nouveau era. It’s also a lovely walk through the lush greenery. You’ll love be surrounded by all the gorgeous greens – my favourite new discovery in Vienna.

Photography by Mona Torsan. Outfit Details: Dress

VIENNA

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Vienna is a beautiful city full of charm and is also known as the Imperial city. It is famous for it’s coffee houses (Viennese coffee), historical buildings, palaces, architecture and wine taverns. Every time I come to Vienna, I am in awe of the buildings and architecture, they are elaborate and spare no detail. I feel like I am walking through a scene from a fairytale – so magical.

Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most iconic sites to visit whilst in Vienna. It is also one of my favourite spots to walk around and admire the elegance of this beautiful Palace. This Baroque style Palace was the former summer residence of the Empress Sissi. An absolutely stunning and lavish Palace with over 1441 rooms. You can also take a stroll to visit the Palace park with its stunning gardens and the famous green house known as Palmenhaus Schönbrunn. A must when in Vienna.

Photography by Mona Torsan. Outfit Details: Top, Skirt, Sandals.

MALDIVES

 

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My recent trip to the Maldives was absolute BLISS! The only way to describe the Maldives is “Island Perfection”. It is absolutely stunning and pristine.

The Maldives is the perfect destination to soak up the sunshine, swim with turtles and manta rays, (that experience blew my mind), snorkel, drink fresh coconuts from the island and simply just relax. It’s definitely not hard to enjoy yourself or feel rejuvenated. You’re surrounded by stunning turquoise lagoons, white sand, crystal clear water, blue skies, palm trees and the most stunning coral reefs.

You know that saying “on island time”, well after spending a week in the Maldives, I have learnt to fully appreciate that saying. I love the Maldives!

MALLORCA

 

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Mallorca is one of my favourite European destinations. Palma De Mallorca is the Island’s capital, it’s stunning, quaint and cosmopolitan. It is also like a mini Barcelona. You will find impressive, colourful buildings designed by Guadi, the most authentic and delicious tapas, fabulous shopping as well as historical sites.

This Spanish Island has some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. There are over 200 beaches to discover on the Island.  My favourite beaches are located in the area of Santanyí. This is a stunning and lovely part of Mallorca to visit or stay in.

I love Mallorca it’s the perfect holiday destination, you can relax, swim in crystal clear waters, shop and eat the best Spanish food.

 

 

 

Belgium

 

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Belgium is a historic country, often referred to as the capital of Europe. It is well known for its architecture, medieval towns, delicious chocolates, waffles, mussels and beer.

Being my first time in Belgium, I was very excited about exploring Brussels and Brugge.

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and it is a charming city full of culture and history. The centre of Brussels is where you will a lot of the sights and attractions. The main attraction is the Grand Place, located in the central square. You will admire the Guild-houses in the Flemish baroque style. I also discovered that Tin Tin (comics) actually originated from Belgium. As an art student, I was also fascinated with the Baroque and Flemish artists, so it was very exciting to be able to visit their origins.

Besides all the stunning art and architecture, Brussels is lined with numerous chocolate and bon bon shops – and waffle houses! Get ready to eat some scrumptious waffles, chocolates and of course Belgium beer.

From Brussels you can do a day trip to Brugge, it’s only one hour on the train and definitely worth the trip.

Brugge is a stunning city that looks like a fairytale illustration. The Flemish city is picturesque, quaint and can easily be explored in couple of hours. The city is often referred to as Venice of the North due to it’s canals, thus you can take a boat ride and discover more of the city from the water. Walking around the cobble streets and lanes, you will be in awe of the almshouses, the architecture and historical churches.

I had the best hot chocolate in Brugge, in one of the most oldest and historic chocolate houses – called The Old Chocolate House. You know the hot chocolate is good when locals are drinking it. There are also gourmet waffles houses where you can indulge in a variety of waffles and flavours.

I loved discovering Brussels and Brugge, such charming and interesting cities to visit. I’d recommend 1-2 days for Brussels and day trip to Brugge.

Singapore

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Singapore is an island off Malaysia and a melting pot of cultures. There are many neighbourhoods to visit that offer an insight to the variety of cultures that has shaped Singapore. There is Little India, Chinatown and Haji Lane. Each little neighbourhood has its own charm and unique architecture, it’s the kind of city where traditional meets modern.

The city is easy to get around in and be prepared for the heat and humidity, there are many shopping malls to peruse and you can definitely cool off with a Singapore Sling. One of the best places for traditional Singapore Slings is the Raffles Hotel, this iconic colonial building has it’s own underground city of shops. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Being a tropical country you can expect some of the most lush, green and UNESCO World heritage garden sites. Spend the day walking around the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay in Marina Sands. Marina Sands is also well known for the famous rooftop pool at Marina Bay Hotel, an infinity pool looking over Singapore, simply breathtaking.