Hello lovelies

This weekend has been more relaxing than usual! The sun even decided to peek out and we're finally getting some nice spring-type blue skies here.

On Friday I met up with Mimi, before she headed off to Tianjin for a getaway trip from Beijing (those seem pretty popular these days) but we had a nice catching up! She's having an art exhibition on Tuesday that I'm very excited about seeing so expect photos from that.

Yesterday I saw Marie for, what should have been, a casual Thai dinner. Of course the night didn't end up stopping there as we moved on to meet Javier and Erik at La Social after finishing our pad thai and yellow curry. The music there is amazing, the food is yummy and the vibe was positive. Only downside is that it was packed and we could barely hear each other around our little table corner, with a view of baby Jesus painted on the wall. So, we moved on to Migas for some drinks. Again, we thought the night was going to end there as they had a puppy to get back to and I was overall tired, but once more we moved on to Salsa Caribe (a Latin club) for some fun music before finally deciding it was time to go.

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It might as well be the middle of winter here in Beijing, all I see is pollution and rain. Depressing.

Much less depressing, however, was my weekend in Hong Kong! It was kicked off with me being super independent and what not, taking the train to Central where Greta was waiting. The first night was quite chill, we were catching up and went to Stanley (I'll refrain from going into that experience in depth) but I had a good time.

.Saturday we spent the day walking around in the city, just checking out a bunch of different stores and grabbed some sushi, before we had a crazy ordeal with a piercer (Greta was covered in blood...). In the evening Greta's friends came over and we had a nice time at hers before heading out. Hong Kong night life is intense, and somewhat frustrating - and that's where I'll leave that.

Sunday was kept chill and casual, and we grabbed lunch by the beach (salmon tar tar that will change your life) before I headed back to the airport. I won't get into the shitstorm that was my experience with Air China (as per usual), because it definitely didn't overshadow the amazing time I had in Hong Kong!

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Can the weekend come already?! This week has felt like an eternity with schoolwork, tutoring, and trying to figure out my summer arrangements. I've been desperately trying to figure out where I'm going to work over the summer, and it's been a hair pulling ordeal thus far...

BUT! This weekend will be full of fun things as I'm headed for Hong Kong on Friday! Today is Greta's birthday, so about two weeks ago I booked (pretty spontaneously) a ticket for HK so we can hang out for her birthday weekend. It couldn't have come at a better time, because I'm in need of some sunshine and relaxation.


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Yeah, I know...

I've been gone for a hot minute now (blame it on an overload of schoolwork and a need for naps) but we're back on track!!! So what's been going on? Not much to be fair, I've just tried to keep my head above water lately as tests, homework, and attempts of a social life has been taking up most of my time.

Austria was amazing, by the way! We planned the trip for my dad's birthday, and secretly invited a lot of his close friends and family. The mood was always on top and I think I drank about 100 glasses off gluhwein during our time there (I'm not even the slightest bit apologetic)

More importantly, however, was my weeklong trip to Barcelona! I haven't had that great of a time, or fallen in love with a place as much, in a very long time. The trip started off with me getting picked up by Ona and some of her friends from the airport, before heading off for dinner (ironically at a Chinese restaurant). As soon as I woke up on the second day Ona's sister Nina took a pen in hand and planned out the rest of my stay. I can say that each day was filled with excitement - we went to see Gaudi's buildings, had coffee and rose on rooftops, visited Picasso's museum, walked for hours and hours, danced in Razzmatazz, and had lots and lots of amazing food. Barcelona is honestly one of the top three places where I would consider moving in the future. The people were amazing, the vibe was positive, the city is absolutely beautiful, and the cuisine is one for the books.

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I'm a sad excuse for a blogger, sorry about that! :)

Last time I checked in here, I was on my way to Vietnam (pictures are on their way!), however some time has passed and I'm now coming to you live from Barcelona El Prat airport. I've been here for a week now visiting my friend Ona who's currently studying in Barcelona (again, photos are on their way) but now I'm off to Stockholm for a day, where I'll meet up with my family before we head to Austria for a week of snow! It also just so happens to be my dad's birthday, which we will celebrate thoroughly (with a couple of surprises for him).

To round off this check-in-esque blog post I wanted to acknowledge a shoutout that my friend Lovisa gave me a while back on her blog, which you should definitely check out HERE (she's much better at all of this than I am)

Adiós




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I've just returned from lunch with Hayley, it ended up being salads and an avocado overdose at Moka Bros. Even though I'm really excited about going to Vietnam, I'm awfully sad to say bye to Hayley. However, I will hopefully see her in April and definitely this summer! Last night we went for drinks at Migas with Marie and Javier, and ended up clonked down on Hayley's bed watching Dazed and Confused. Those hang out moments are ones I'm going to miss.

See you guys in Vietnam!

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Hello hello!

I am currently (finally) taking out my summer clothes again, as we're going to Vietnam tonight! I'm in desperate need of a tan, mango anything, and the tastiest food in the world. It's been so frustratingly cold in Beijing lately, it's as if you can't go anywhere or do anything. In extreme contrast to that statement, I'm going to meet up with Hayley for some lunch soon. I think we're going to go grab thai food (yum) and that'll be the last time I see her until this summer. That's an annoyance when it comes to living abroad, your friends tend to move around. But, it makes seeing them a lot more fun and exciting!

In preparation for Vietnam, I was looking back at photos from last years trip to the Philippines!

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I just realized - whilst going through these photos - how much coffee I drink, which is an obscene amount...

Anyways, this weekend started early some could say because Lovisa came on Thursday! It was so great to see her again, and we spent the day just hanging out, before heading of to dinner and drinks in Sanlitun with Clare. Lovisa ended up sleeping at mine, and we had a lie-in on Friday morning. On Friday, I said goodbye to Lovisa before she headed off to Malaysia, and grabbed a quick coffee with Clare in Crepanini before she had to go to catch a flight to Australia. Friday night was spent with a fun group of people and champagne, whilst Saturday was kept for sleep.

Yesterday Marie and I went to Sanlitun to watch "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", but of course they don't show it anymore. So, instead we opted for coffee and shared apple crumble cake at Greyhound, and then we went to mine and watched Tangled and ordered in some stir fry noodles, which some would call a pretty great end to a weekend.

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I've been rummaging through ASOS these past couple of days, just drooling over some pieces that I want oh so badly. However, since we're going to Vietnam this week, I feel like the shopping of warm clothes will have to wait until we get back (sigh). I've also had my eyes on some chokers, since I've managed to loose and/or break all of the ones I have (it's a gift of mine).

Speaking of things breaking, I'm in desperate need of new jeans. All of mine have seen better days (cue memory of me walking around school with a - accidental - slit hole over my bum. Not one of my finer moments), and honestly I'm bored of them. On a more positive note, the harness I found looks insane! I saw a similar one on Vogue's video with Josephine de la Baume, and absolutely fell in love. This is definitely a cheaper knock - off type, but still works fine.

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I've been seeing a lot of photos and videos of people going on ski trips recently, and it just gave me the itch to go as well. I've been skiing since I was about four years old, and it's always been a fun thing for our family to do - usually with friends or extended family. I did however stop for a couple of years, because we opted to take other trips instead, which resulted in me rolling down the hill (instead of sliding) a couple of years back when we went to Kranjska Gora, in Slovenia. One could say it wasn't the smoothest transition back into skiing.

During the past couple of years its mostly been my dad and I going with a group of family friends, since my brother moved out and my mom has no fear like the one for putting boards on her feet and being pushed down an icy mountain. However, this year we're all going to Bad Gastein, Austria for my dads 50th birthday! Him and I went last year and it was truly great. There was a ton of different options, and even though the slopes close to the town were sometimes very packed, we just went to Sportgastein which was about 10 minutes away with bus.

I can't wait to go back!

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