Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ireland pt 1: Galway and Cliffs of Moher

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In Galway

I took advantage of my reading week from the university and went to Galway, Ireland. I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland and since the lovely Ingrid from Smilingrid is doing an exchange there, I thought I’d pay her a visit and see Galway. I was in a dire need of a vacation and this was the perfect cure! Galway was such a picturesque town with the absolute friendliest people I have ever met! I stayed right in the center of town in Kinlay Hostel, which was perfect for my needs (cheap, good location and free wifi).

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During my first day there, Ingrid showed me around town (the little shops and pubs were so adorable!) – including the university, a ride around in a sight-seeing bus (disguised as a mini train), and much more. We also went to the local market, where we had delicious crepes and doughnuts. I, of course, ended up buying an eternity knot necklace made of cherry wood as well as a Claddagh ring.

At the Cliffs of Moher

We had already agreed beforehand that we’d spend the second day taking a tour to the Cliffs of Moher, a stunning sight on any day! Before that we had to get breakfast at a proper tea room though: Cupán Tae near the Spanish Arch. Best tea, sandwiches and scones I’ve ever had.

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The Cliffs were absolutely stunning! I can’t even describe how beautiful it was there. The wind was gushing and at one point it even rained but that didn’t matter, because it was simply too amazing. We were just really happy to be there. There’s nothing better for stressed out mind than standing on the edge of a cliff with a several hundred meter drop to the ocean. We even saw a double rainbow. Magic.

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The rest of my trip is divided into two more posts. I went to Connemara, which I’ll tell you about in the next post and my last day in Ireland was spent in Dublin, which I saved for the last post. Hope you guys will like them!

Style Inspiration: Luna Lovegood

As a continuation of the Buffy and Sookie style posts I’ve done, here’s one of Luna Lovegood, the lovable hippie-ish friend of Harry Potter’s. Her style is very fluid and flow-y, incorporating hippie vibes and pastels into an earthy wardrobe. She has a lot of lilac and pink as well as light blue in her clothing. The items are always perfectly suited to her strange but charismatic character.
luna lovegood style
I tried to incorporate here the colors typical to Luna and the soft femininity of many of her dresses and tops. Her personality shows in every item of clothing, which is really admirable.

Maybe a possibility for a Halloween costume? ;)

//This post was scheduled as I’m in Ireland when this post is being published. So, as soon as I get back I’ll be posting about my trip!

Traveling to Tallinn: Food, Sights, Zoo

Recently I went on (yet another) cruise to Tallinn. It was a bit of a miracle, because we had the perfect summer weather there even though autumn had already arrived. It was so unbelievable warm that we were walking around in T-shirts. I went with m boyfriend and a big bunch of our friends. The start for the trip was a bit grueling since we had gone to sleep around 2 am (some of us even later) and we had to vacate the cabin at 6:45 am. Scary.
The beginning of the day flew by while we walked around the gorgeous Old Town and visited a few churches there. We also rested our feet at a lovely little cafe.

tallinn with boys

In the Old Town, there are two lookout points that give you a wonderful view of Tallinn. We walked to both of them before heading to the Tallinn Zoo.

Beauty in the Old Town

Tallinn Old Town view

tallinn Old-Town

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The zoo was great, especially because the weather was so wonderful for walking around. The animals were adorable as well – although we were disappointed at not seeing elephants there.
None of us really did much shopping (apparently guys don’t go there to shop – shocker!) but we did have a great day just seeing everything Tallinn has to offer. Most of us had been there several times before so we didn’t feel the need to rush around and try to see everything. We took our time and just enjoyed the time we had. Also, I love traveling but if I have a schedule with every minute allotted, I don’t enjoy it as much. As the last pit stop, I guided the guys to the Medieval restaurant in the town square (in Old Town), which I had been to during my previous trip. Everyone loved the pastries and the elk soup there. All in all, the whole trip was a huge success.

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