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The 15 most picture perfect spots in Sri Lanka

This post is a little bit of a dedication to those who asked why I wanted to go to Sri Lanka…see for yourself.

I could rave on about Sri Lanka for days (trust me, this blog will be coming) as it just has so much to offer. It’s the type of destination that makes you feel like you have had four different holidays all within staying in the one, and very small country. There is just so much to like –  the bright eyed locals, the exquisite landscapes that change at ever corner turned and cuisine that for once, did not make me miss western food. It’s a very special place that I believe will become the next destination hotspot for travellers of all styles, ages and ethnicities. But for now, I will let the photographs do the talking. If you are looking to snap some picture perfect post card photos when you are in Sri Lanka, then look no further than the below destinations/areas/beaches.

Pigeon Island

Make a trip out to Pigeon Island from Trincomalee to swim with sea turtles, black-tip sharks and hundreds of little fishies. Who would have thought that an island named after a pigeon AKA the pest of the sky could be so pristine.

Pidurangala Rock

Climb up Sigiyira’s neighbour: Pidurangala Rock to get this incredible view.

Fruit stalls Kandy

Bring all of your senses alive with a visit to the Central Market in Kandy. The fruit and veg stalls are so impressive. I have never seen fruit looking so perfect and colourful – they even hang their apples from string! Say what?!

Udawalawe National Park

Watch the sun go down with an Elephant at Udawalawe National Park (and almost get blown away by the intense winds).

Insta-famous swing

Well, if it isn’t the insta-famous swing…Sadly enough the rope had been cut when I went to visit but it was still absolutely breathtaking. Maybe you can try your luck and the rope will be fixed when you go. The beach is called Unawatuna Beach and is situated between Mirissa and Galle on the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

Train ride

Quite possibly the most beautiful train ride in the world. Take the journey from Ella to Kandy or vice versa to be treated with never ending landscapes of tea plantations. Travel like the locals and hang out the side of the train, you’ll get the best views in the house.

Mirissa beach

This little island out to the left is called Parrot Island and makes for some extraordinary panoramas looking over the two bays that make up the beach town of Mirissa.

9 Arches Bridge Ella

The insta-famous 9 Arches Bridge is just a 35 minute walk from the Ella train station. Simply walk through the train station (past the ticket booth), hop down onto the tracks and take a right. It’s really quite simple! TIP: Make sure you time your visit with the train timetable – you can ask about the train times when you are at the station.

Little Adams Peak

Set your alarm for 5am and hike up to the top of Little Adams Peak for sunrise. It definitely won’t disappoint and you’ll be treated with the most stunning view overlooking tea plantations.

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay on the east coast is both a haven for surfers and photographers. The small traditional village oozes with charm and colour and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more time and SD cards.

Arugam Bay

Venture 10 minutes out of Arugam Bay in a tuk tuk to get to Crocodile Rock for a killer sunset. You may even be able to spot Elephants down below! This is the perfect place to unwind and take everything in as it’s always fairly quiet, with most people heading over to the more well known Elephant Rock.

Back of Beyond Treehouse

Unleash your inner tarzan and spend a night atop one of Back of Beyond’s treehouse in Sigiriya.

Rice paddies

Either hop in a tuk-tuk or hire some bikes and set yourself off to one of the many villages in Sigiyira to discover landscapes like this!

Galle

Step into a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Galle and get snap happy against the ancient buildings influenced by the Portuguese and the Dutch.

Discover Dowa Temple in the laid-back village of Ella. This temple isn’t crowded with people, nor do you have to pay big fees to get inside which makes it feel so much more traditional.

If you want to know a little bit more about any of these destinations/beaches/areas etc. please swing me a message or comment below. I cannot wait to share more of my experiences from this incredible trip!

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

If you do one thing in Ella, it must be this!

Hiking, or should I say walking Little Adam’s Peak is the one thing you should not miss in the popular, hillside village of Ella. 

I love a good hike, especially for sunrise, so for me, walking up Little Adam’s Peak was an absolute dream, especially after tackling it’s big brother ‘Adam’s Peak’ in Nuwara Eliya just over a week ago. The walk is listed as the number one thing to do in Ella and rightfully so, it’s absolutely breathtaking and I couldn’t recommend it more. It’s best to get dropped off at the starting point, especially if you aren’t staying nearby as it’s a few kilometres away from the main strip in Ella. Once you are at the starting point, it only takes a mere 30 minutes to reach the top and be treated with 360 degree views over the Uva Province. Little Adam’s Peak is suitable for pretty much anyone, even families with young kids as it is quick, cruisy and not too strenuous. It is best to wear closed in shoes as the path does get pretty uneven and it wouldn’t take much to twist an ankle. 

There are a few different paths you can take to get to the top of Little Adam’s Peak but the best way to go is via the stairs. Our tuk-tuk driver had told us that the best route was to just keep following the winding path all the way up and to totally skip the stairs option. However…I am here to say otherwise. The winding path took us through dense scrub and made us really question whether we were heading in the right direction. Not only this, but it also added on a-lot of extra time, a higher chance of unwanted snake encounters and a bit of a scramble towards the end. We spent around an hour at the top taking in the panoramic views and utilising the golden lighting to take beautiful photos of each other. We didn’t hurry back either, as the path is surrounded by tea plantations and the trees filled with singing birds – I also saw my first ever woodpecker!

This is where you will get dropped off by your driver to start the walk.

This is the second little turn off you need to take from the main path.

Which route should I take? Definitely the stairs!

A bit of scrambling to finish off the walk. This only lasted for about 50 metres and was very manageable. I think it added in a bit of a thrill actually!

Although you can do the walk at anytime of the day, I always think that if you start the day with a sunrise, it’s almost impossible to have a bad day, so I would suggest that you set your alarm just that extra bit early to reach the top to watch the day start from scratch from one of the most scenic spots in Sri Lanka. Walking Little Adam’s Peak has been a definite highlight so far of my Sri Lankan travels and I hope it is for you too if you luckily find yourself in the very laid-back village of Ella.

Just before the sun peaked out from behind the mountains, the sky put on a little sneak preview of what was yet to come. How gorgeous are those pastel colours?

And this is why you wake up early – look how golden that sunrise is!

A family strolling back down the path towards one of the incredible resorts nearby

Before the dogs lay down they always dig out a little hole so they are comfortable. It’s so sweet to see.

Looking down onto the main road that comes into Ella.

Looking like a striped deer prancing up towards Little Adam’s Peak

The view looks so good from up here!

Mountain dog working it for the shot

We decided to take the steps on the way down and these were how narrow some of them were – we had to walk sideways!

Tea plantations that go for days

It was so hard to not pick this avocado!

If you head up to Little Adam’s Peak, I’d love to see your photos and hear all about it.

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

Soph’s Photo Diaries: Galle, Sri Lanka

I wish I could write more about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed town but out of all honesty, I don’t really know much about it and I am sure I’m not the only one. One thing I do know for sure is that it is a haven for photographers, has an impressive cafe and shopping scene and is one of the most popular destinations in all of Sri Lanka. For those that have never heard of Galle, it is a seaside town on the south coast of Sri Lanka that was built by the Dutch in 1663 and is ‘supposably’ booming with history. The reason I say supposably is that all of the monumental sights and areas of the old town barely have any information on it’s significance, so it’s really quite hard to actually educate yourself on it’s history unless you go out of your way and do some research prior or during your visit. This was something that I didn’t do because I just loved photographing it so much and surprisingly it didn’t bother me a whole lot.  So I have decided to piece together a photo diary from my day wandering the rambling lanes of Galle to highlight all of the incredible sights and wonders that make it one of the must see destinations in all of Sri Lanka.

Quite possibly the most picture perfect wall in Galle. This spot is on the corner of Lighthouse and Pedlar Street inside the fort walls and will usually always have someone posing in front of it.

Galle Cricket Stadium. When there is a match on, the locals come up to the fort walls to watch the game so they don’t have to buy tickets.

We stumbled across Poonies health food cafe by luck. Hidden at the back of a fabric store AND a clothing boutique lies this sweet spot that serves up a mean vegetarian salad.

The streets in Galle are super funky with a mix of Dutch and Portuguese architecture along with blooming, bright pink bougainvillea’s.

The Galle Watch Tower ft. a very photogenic squirrel

Dutch Reformed Church inside the fort walls

Some locals having a game of cricket down by the waters edge. We stood and watched from the forts walls for a few minutes, until the crows came and started swooping us. I ran off pretty quickly.

Outside the Galle Maritime Museum. I didn’t go inside as I don’t have a huge interest in museums and wasn’t willing to pay the 500 rupee fee.

Hey, look, it’s me on the edge of the fort walls!

Most people tend to make base in Galle as there is plenty to see, the location is central for the South Coast and there are so many different accommodation options. Although, I personally don’t know how long I would be able to spend staying inside the fort walls, as like any historical town, there is always more of a tourist scene. The locals will very enthusiastically go out of their way to sell their products to you while you are walking along the walls and the prices of practically everything are inflated to cater for the tourism industry. I was very happy to come here just for the day to see the sights, the surrounding beaches and then to make tracks back to our accommodation in Mirissa.

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

Soph’s travel diary: Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Ever since my trip to Northern Thailand in late 2012, I have fallen in absolute awe with elephants, so when I found out that I could do an elephant safari in Sri Lanka I was over the moon. After spending some time relaxing on the beach in Mirissa, we ventured two hours north to Udawalawe National Park to spend the next two days surrounded by animals left, right and centre. We set our alarms for 5am so we could get out in time to watch the sunrise before beginning our 6 hour elephant safari through the park when the gates opened at 6am. Within the first 10 minutes of cruising in our Jeep we saw our first elephant, a 30 year old male on his lonesome. Not only was he close enough to not have to squint into the distance to see him, but he was actually within hands reach of us – I could have touched him if I was allowed to (oh I was so tempted)! Over the next 6 hours we were lucky to see around 40-50 elephants as well as a dozen Estuarine Crocs, multiple gangs of Water Buffalo, chameleons, monkeys and hundreds of different bird species including toucans. It took me quite some time to comprehend the fact that there were toucans in Sri Lanka, because well, toucans! I definitely did not know that they inhabited the area but it was such a pleasant surprise. It was very sad to see the 6 hours come to an end, but after having some downtime in the afternoon we decided to venture out to the Udawalawe Reservoir to catch the sunset because what better way to finish an incredible day with a sunset, right? What made it even more special was the lone elephant that decided to hang around right in front of us for the duration of the sunset. I think he was just doing us a favour as he slowly wandered off into the distance after the sun had disappeared, but it was the most perfect way to finish such a memorable day. Udawalawe National Park exceeded my expectations and has made my heart very full with happiness. 

This little one carefully stepping over the electrical fence to get back into the park.

We barely saw any other jeeps when we were out and about. Everything felt so remote and personal.

For those that are tempted to ‘alight the vehicle’ it is unfortunately prohibited in Udawalawe. I definitely had a giggle.

Welcome aboard the Spencer Safari!

Kavinda our awesome driver for the day posing for some photos. He had such a great eye for spotting birds and reptiles in the distance.

Sea Eagles Nest high up in the tree top

If I reached out my hand, I probably would have been able to touch this gentle giant.

There’s a peacock down there!

Check out this cutie hiding away in the tree. We stopped for a few minutes to watch these monkeys play in the valley – it was so precious.

Look closer and you can see more crocs camouflaged in the distance

The holes in the ground are the footprints of the Water Buffalos.

Oh deary me, I wish I had a telephoto lens so I could capture these majestic animals. Here are some spotted deer! They don’t hang around for long when they see or hear the Jeeps, so unfortunately this was the closest we could get.

This beautiful elephant was one of the oldest in the park at 100 years old!

Check out these Estuarine Crocs in the Udawalawe Lake. We spotted just 13 from where we were. Absolutely incredible!

Exploring some of the terrain in Udawalawe National Park

I could not wipe the smile off my face. It was absolutely amazing to get so close to elephants in their natural environment.

TIP: If you are planning a trip to Udawalawe National Park be sure to get in contact with Amila (0770517941) – he picked us up on the first day to take us to the Elephant Transit Home and since then we used him for absolutely everything. He is such a sweet heart, extremely helpful and even gave us the title of ‘Best Family in Sri Lanka’, so we are a pretty big deal. Oh and he also let Dad drive his tuk-tuk when we went out to find our sunset spot – scary, but so cool. An absolute gentleman that will make your experience in Udawalawe just that extra bit special.

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

Ozshot Mag Instameet – Snapper Rocks

On Sunday I lost my Instameet virginity and it was everything I had hoped for; exciting, nerve-racking and rewarding. I have been wanting to go to one for so long but there has always been something standing in the way, whether it be for the fact that I wasn’t able to get access to my sister’s car, being called into work at the last minute or surprisingly a bad dose of social anxiety.  Well last weekend, I made sure I put it all behind me when I found out about Ozshot’s first ever Qld Folk Instameet just an hour and a half drive away from me at Snappers Rock. I posted on the Facebook event page, requesting a lift and within the hour I had received multiple offers. The kindness of strangers right? Now you might think one would be mad to jump into a stranger’s car, let alone a stranger’s van, (because duh ‘stranger danger’) but as I have gotten older I have been so much more willing to risk it for the biscuit, and this biscuit was damn tasty and extremely worthwhile.

Sarah (@thisissarahs_photography) picked me up from my place at 1pm in her decked out van and with snacks at the ready we began our drive down the coast to Snapper Rocks. There was something so seemingly beautiful about the drive. Before 1pm we were just two strangers, alike you and I, alike the person waiting before you for their morning get-me-up coffee and alike your best friend once was to you those many years ago, but within the minute we were connected on this incredible level all because of photography. This got me so thrilled for the afternoon that was ahead of us – I was just itching to get out there and meet fresh faces. We had left plenty of time to cater for traffic, wrong turns (and yes, we missed our turn off even though Sarah is practically a local) and a coffee hit, but somehow with the 30 minutes spare we were still racing to get down to the rocks in time (which was probably due to deciding to get acai bowls to go along with the coffee #noregrets).

According to Facebook the event started at 3pm, but it wasn’t until 3:30pm that most had arrived. We gradually broke off into smaller groups and got into our groove. I will admit, it took some time to warm up to the idea and to work out how to photograph other people when they are trying to do the exact same, but eventually it became second nature with most people tending to match up with those that shared similar photography styles and techniques, making it a lot easier to get the balance between being the photographer and the photographed.

I paired myself up with Jackie Dixon (@hellojackiedixon)- a bright eyed, bubbly girl that was radiating with so much natural beauty and had come to the Instameet on her lonesome. Alike with Sarah, Jackie and I clicked within moments of meeting each other, whether it was for the fact that I loved her skirt she was wearing or that we shared a similar sense of positivity and joy for life. We took turns in photographing each other, sharing creative ideas and embracing the splendour of the sun that was happening right before our eyes.The very beautiful @hellojackiedixonCome 4:45pm, we had all scrambled down the rocks and towards the beach to photograph the sun’s vibrant reflections on the wet sand (passers-by probably thought we had all originated from the jungle). I asked Jackie to go out and twirl in the distance, creating the most beautiful dreamscape with the moon dimly lit above her and the Gold Coast scrapers hazy in the background. There was a solid 15 minutes where I just couldn’t stop photographing the gradual descent of the sun, but I eventually took some time out so I could really take it all in without being distracted by my camera.Once the sun snuck behind the horizon, the steel wool twirling began. The contributors at Ozshot Mag had prepared at least a dozen sets of steel wool so we could all get some unique night shots and have the help needed from the professionals to improve the photographs one after the other. I didn’t end up taking any photographs of the steel wool for a few reasons, with one of those being that I had struck up conversation with Alex Spurway (@spurwaya), a Brisbane creative sponsored by Canon that I had serious Insta envy over and well, still do. I asked him question after question about his success on Instagram and felt so blessed that he was so willing to share and help me on my own journey.

As day turned to night, we had run out of steel wool, people were slowly dispersing off the beach and well, I was frozen head to toe after having the waves crash over me in process of taking a feet photo and was very ready to get back into the van to get into some warm clothes (and eat the Malteasers we had saved). Before saying my goodbyes, I made sure to add the majority of people on Facebook so we could plan to meet up again and writing this a week on, I am thrilled to say that I have actually kept in touch with those that I exchanged details with and have already arranged to meet up for an adventure this coming Sunday.  

A huge shout-out to Ozshot Mag, the contributors at Qld Folk and their sponsors for putting together such an impressive afternoon that is still bringing me so much joy and fulfilment. I can’t wait to get myself down to the next one – fingers crossed it’ll be an astro shoot!

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

 

 

Sunrise atop The Glasshouse Mountains

 

I will gladly admit that I am a morning person, but I definitely find waking up much more enjoyable when there is something to forward to, like an incredibly radiant sunrise and an extra strong coffee. Thankfully this was the case for this morning’s 4am wake-up call and I was more than happy to have my friend Bec stay over for that extra motivation to get out of bed quicker. We left the house at 4:30am in the pitch black and ventured on our merry way up the Bruce Highway and onwards to the bottom of Mt. Ngungun to begin our very exciting adventure. I have been wanting to watch the sunrise from the top of Mt. Ngungun for quite some time now as my last attempt didn’t quite go to plan (side story: James and I woke up at 3am to watch the sunrise there back in November last year and just as we turned off the highway with about 15 minutes to go, the car’s engine light came on so we decided that the smart option was to head on back to Brisbane because better safe than sorry, right? Well, the sunrise that day was incredible and we couldn’t even stop to take it all in, just in case the car wouldn’t start back up again. You can definitely say that it wasn’t a highlight of my year). So in saying that, I had some really high expectations for the sunrise this time round. In just under an hour, we had arrived at the small carpark at the bottom of Mt. Ngungun and with my camera strapped to my neck and our very dim lit IPhone torches at the ready we began our trek through the dark, breezy forest. I was quite happy to see two other ladies that had arrived just a few minutes before us, so being my true scared self, I tried my best to power through the first half of the walk to get as close to them as possible. I’m really not a fan of being in isolated places, especially in the dark so this was detrimental for my enjoyment of the walk, not too sure about Bec though. In about 20 minutes we had reached the summit of Ngungun and first light still hadn’t shown so we luckily got to watch the day start from scratch, it was simply mesmerising. We picked our spot along the rugged edge and waited patiently for the sun to creep up over the horizon and shine through the thick clouds. Over time, more people made it to the top for the main event but it definitely wasn’t crowded. I could imagine that this would be very different for the sunset and on weekends. There was even a lady that carried up a body bar with weights and had a mini ‘I MADE IT, I’m so strong’ photoshoot at the top (You go girl!). I could have easily spent hours upon hours sitting up there looking out along the coastline and down onto the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, but our stomachs were rumbling and being my half organised self, I forgot to pack spoons for our packed breakfast. So onwards it was for our coffee pit stop/plastic spoon pick-up and breakfast by the ocean. We decided to make our next stop Moffatt Beach, just north of Caloundra due to both the proximity and peacefulness of the location. It’s more of a locals spot and isn’t as busy or popular as the nearby Kings Beach. I also knew that we could grab a guaranteed good coffee from the lovely ladies and gents down at The Pocket Espresso which is conveniently located right across from the beach. After devouring our chia seed puddings that I had made the night before (see I am somewhat organised) we continued on to Mooloolaba, but not without a quick cuddle with some of the local pups that were hanging out by the beach with their owners. Unfortunately, the weather had completely turned by the time we arrived at Mooloolaba so we sacrificed the sunbathing and swimming for second hand book shopping and I picked up the sweetest book full of happiness quotes for a few dollars. Strangely enough, we both were ready to head back home before it even hit midday, I think it was mainly because we knew that a nanna nap would be in order. I feel so much happiness and light in my life right now and I am so glad that I am surrounded by like-minded people that embrace it as much as I do.

 

All the love in the world,

Soph xx

The Mekong River in all of it’s glory

After living in Brisbane and constantly driving over, under and around the Brisbane River, or what us locals call it ‘The Brown Snake’, I would have never thought that a brown river could be beautiful, until I witnessed the mighty Mekong River. The Mekong River is the longest and largest river in South East Asia, stretching approximately 4,350km. Starting in China and interweaving all the way down through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the river is a vital source of life for those not only living in the region, but for the country as a whole.

As part of our Gecko’s Adventures Vietnam Highlights tour, we were able to experience a real life homestay with a local family right on the river front and it was nothing short of unbelievable. I wanted to share with you all some of my photographs and favourite moments from this unforgettable experience that warmed my heart and filled my soul with gratitude.

 We jumped into this little row boat so we could go down one of the narrow streams running off the Mekong River and although scenic and extremely peaceful, it took a lot of nerve and getting used to. We were centimetres from the water and it sure did not feel like it could hold the four of us along with the sweet lady that was rowing us. It did however make for some incredible photographs! Okay, so everyone else in my row boat didn’t necessarily approve of this, but I did decide to stand up and change places with my tour guide in the seat behind me so I could snap this photograph of the sweet lady rowing us to safer grounds.I feel like my tour guide is getting a wee bit sick of me constantly yelling out ‘STOP!’ for photo opportunities, especially when we were on our bike ride through the small little village that we  were staying in. However, it’s so worth it when I get shots like this!How sweet is this little pineapple? There is an abundance of fruit and vegetables growing on the sides of walkways and in the gardens within the Mekong region. I just wish I could have gone fruit picking, but no, preserve! This was our first spread of the day – not bad, not bad at all. You may be thinking ‘what on earth is in the middle’ and well to put your mind to ease (I know you are burning to ask), it’s actually rock salt and chilli salt. I wasn’t a huge fan of the chilli but the salt worked surprisingly well with the pineapple and complimented it in the strangest way known to man kind. We sure did polish off the Vietnamese tea however, seriously so yummy. Here is my proof that a brown river can be beautiful. Just look at that perfect reflection on the water and the vibrancy of the palms. My lovely new travel pals and I trying our honey tea/posing with our honey tea. I think I probably had my fair share of tea by the time I left but I simply couldn’t resist especially when it came straight from the hive and was included in our tour. Gotta make the most of it! Tourist? what tourist? I have a whole different perspective when I see the vendors walking around with these baskets totally overflowing with fruit and vegetables. It is damn heavy. This is the famous Elephant Ear Fish that my tour guide raved on about from day 1. As a vego, this definitely wasn’t the meal for me, but for those meat eaters out there, my travel companions said that it was scrumptious. They ate it in fresh rice paper rolls and it looked amazing and was a lot more photogenic compared to my vegetables. 

Call me Sophie the Beekeeper. I braved the bees (they are actually so friendly) and got this photograph with my new happy buddies. I even tried some honey right from the hive. I must admit sticking my finger in the middle of hundreds of bees isn’t usually my cup of tea, but for the taste of the honey and yes, the thrill, made it so worthwhile. Taken at the back of our home stay for the night. I spent quite some time here chatting away with my new travel pals and editing through the day’s photographs. I also did attempt to watch the sunrise here but due to the weather it was impossible. At least I tried, right? What lovely and welcoming blokes! The locals living by the Mekong River really changed my perspective on the Vietnamese – I definitely just had a bad run on my first two days. 

I only got to stay one night on the Mekong River, but I couldn’t recommend it any higher. It’s a once in a life time experience where you learn so much about the Vietnamese culture, people and most importantly…the mouth-watering FOOD!

I hope you are all having a brilliant time wherever in the world you may be.

Lots of love,

Soph x

The ultimate destination for budding photographers

Malaysia’s cultural and food hotspot is definitely one to add to your must see travel list, especially if you are a budding photographer. It is what I like to call a Photographers Paradise. 

Step one foot into Georgetown and I can guarantee you that your camera will be glued to your hands. Like all unique destinations, Penang can be very unnerving and overwhelming to begin with. It wasn’t until an off the beaten track mistake was made that I gradually began to feel at ease with strolling down some dodgy looking alleyways (I don’t know why it is that I always seem to find the coolest things in some of the creepiest places) and asking locals very sweetly if I could take their photograph. I have compiled together some of my favourite photographs that I have taken whilst in Penang to show you just what I am talking about. Feast your eyes for beautiful watermarked Chinese shop houses, heritage listed buildings and the portraits that capture the diverse soul of Penang.

25 photos that will have you in love with Singapore

Well Singapore, what a treat it has been. In the past two days I have clocked 50,000 steps, witnessed some incredible sights, watched the sun set and sun rise over Marina Bay, went on many hour long missions to find vegetarian food and most importantly, fell in love with just how god damn incredible and lush the city is. I’ve never been a city girl, but Singapore has changed me oh so slightly. Here are some of my favourite photographs that I have taken over the past 48 hours – I am sure they will convince you that Singapore is one of the most beautiful, diverse and greenest cities you’ll ever witness. Gardens by the Bay  Chinatown Backstreets of Bugis Backstreets of Bugis Marina Bay Sands Backstreets of Bugis Chinatown Tanglin Mall Little India Raffles Hotel Little India Tanglin Road Arab Quarter Wheelock Place Cloud Forest Arab Quarter Orchard Boulevard Cloud Forest Arab Quarter Ellis Road ION Orchard Haji LaneGardens by the Bay Haji Lane

Stay tuned for my new blog post coming up ‘Wild, Whacky and Wonderful things to do in Singapore’

Lots of love,

Soph xx

Photo of the week: Sunset at Wellington Point

The last few weeks have been non-stop as I have officially entered ‘crunch time’ for the last time at uni. This means more studying and less blogging and adventuring, which I really don’t approve of. I have been trying to fit so much into my days but it is definitely taking it’s toll on my energy levels. I mean, I could most likely fall asleep at any given time in the day, no matter where I may be- which is hands down one of the best tricks I picked up from long distance travel (cheers to the 12 hour bus and train rides).

On Sunday I met up with some friends that I haven’t seen in over a year and ventured out to Wellington Point to walk out along Kings Island at low-tide and eat ice-cream at sundown. The weather was absolutely perfect, the pictures turned out incredible and the company was even better!

I hope you are all having a happy Tuesday wherever in the world you may be.

All the love,

Soph xx

Sunset