All posts tagged: Graduation Trip

Kept Calm & Went to London

After weaving through 7 cities with Italian, French and German words thrown about our heads, London was a breath of fresh air as we bade language barriers goodbye. I loved every bit of this English city; from their quaint picture-perfect streets that hold the iconic  red telephone booths, post boxes and buses, to their beautiful British slang, musical theatre buildings and a personal favourite: the Union Jack. As stereotypical as it may sound, we did feel the constant need to zip away for scones and tea — though we didn’t. And most fortunately for us, the weather was not at all gloomy. It was perfect actually, at 18 degrees celsius, with the one-off drizzle on our first day. But that didn’t meddle with our plans at all since we spent the entire day along Oxford Street getting acquainted with the mega-mall, Primark. Where we stayed: My cousin’s apartment in Bloomsbury which meant saving on accommodation. Score. Nearest tube station: Russell Square which has 3 large and indispensable elevators because no one was going to walk up/down 175 …

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Thanks for Disneyland, Mr Walt Disney

When I tell you my day spent at Paris Disneyland was the happiest day yet, I don’t exaggerate. Contrary to exploring a city where unfamiliar surroundings felt unsettling at times, this theme park was one I had to resist prancing and twirling about with a face full of nothing but glee. I’d been to Disneyland before, though those memories reside in ball of fuzz, so this was a day to remember. And remember it I shall. I’ll remember riding that carousel wishing it went on and on. And I’ll definitely remember how vastly different Space Mountain 2 was from the original one I rode when I was nine – we might have gone close to parallel to the ground at some point. I’ll remember this little girl in Merida’s dress carried by her mom in front of me while we queued for a photo with Snow White, crying, and how another little girl slightly older than her in pink Minnie-wear came up to hold her hand. The tears stopped. It was the sweetest thing. Dumbledore, is …

Postcards From Paris

Day 12, 30th June 2013: Click on any image to view them in a flip-through. The second day in Paris was spent prancing about the major landmarks – the ones you see on postcards, overused on tote bags and what not. Still, each of them held their own beauty. Still, we stood in awe. Starting things grand with the massive Arc de Triomphe, we were more than pleased to find the designated “photo spot” marked out in the centre of Champs Elysées. What followed were 90 minutes of strolling through the avenue with croissants and that must-try-miniature-donut-like-thing-sorry-i-cant-remember-its-name in hand while watching the first third of the crowd attempting selfies with the arc. Next stop: The Eiffel Tower. We had a mini-macaron picnic under the blinding rays of the sun at Champs de Mars. Finding that perfect spot just so the entire 324m-tower fits nicely in the frame got us moving further and further away. Once we got it, a self-timed jump shot was due before we scooted off for the carousel hunt down. After a double hit on false carousel-identities, we …