Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Travel Inspiration - Hong Kong

     After two years living in Hong Kong (wait, have I mentioned that before?), I've accumulated quite a lot of photos from my time there, as you can probably imagine. Narrowing them down for this post was no easy task - I found myself 'narrowed down' with still 90 options! So these are a very, very small selection of those I've taken. Most people know Hong Kong for it's dense living conditions and towering skyscrapers, but there's a surprising amount of other sights to see too, so I've included quite a wide selection here, covering all the different areas of Hong Kong, and a few special events that you may be lucky enough to see, depending on what time of year you visit. The goal of these posts is to inspire you to want to see this country for yourself, and I think Hong Kong has something on offer for everyone. If you want anymore specific suggestions, take a look at my Top 10 Sights in Hong Kong and 5 Day Hong Kong Highlights!

View from The Peak, Hong Kong

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Loch Ness Day Trip

     One thing I've realised while I've been travelling over the last few years, is how little of my own country I've seen! Scotland may not be huge in size, but there are a lot of amazing sights to see - so many in fact, that it was recently voted most beautiful country in the world in this Rough Guides reader poll. Most of the areas I have been to have been in the Lowlands, where I live, and the central belt of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Stirling. The Highlands and Islands largely remain a mystery to me though, so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to visit more of these over time (as I've previously mentioned, being unemployed gives me a lot of free time, but limited funds!). However, I was lucky enough to be able to go on a day trip to Loch Ness last week, on a coach tour company. Loch Ness is one of the most famous places in Scotland, yet I've never been before, so I was eager to go monster spotting! I did take limited photos from the coach though, as there's always reflections ruining the views, so I couldn't capture everything I saw.

Loch Ness, Highlands, Scotland

Monday, 6 November 2017

Outfit - Back to Black

     Wearing all black is such an easy go-to for an effortlessly cool outfit. Each of these items is individually pretty simple, but combined with some statement jewellery items, and a classic red lip (pay no attention if my lipstick isn't perfect, I kind of did this in a hurry), it becomes a more dressed up outfit overall. This isn't quite a crop top, but it is a shorter cut than I normally wear, so I like it best with high or mid rise jeans like these. It's a little hard to tell, but it's actually a t-shirt and I'm wearing a little jacket over the top, since it's getting chilly back here in Scotland! The jeans are un-hemmed at he ankles too, so I like them paired with ankle boots like these, that show off that detail rather than hiding it, and I love the grey colour of these jeans, which makes them look a little smarter than blue jeans would. Also, thoughts on this hair? I was playing around with this side braid, just for a change (the other side still looks a mess though, oops!), and am undecided if I'd wear it out like this?

Back to Black | outfit of black shrug jacket & short top, grey skinny jeans & black heeled ankle boots
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