Berlin

So this is the next instalment of my Travel Series here on my blog…yay!! This time we’re off to the beautiful and historical Berlin!!

Okay so, when we reached Berlin it was already nearing the evening, however we didn’t let that stop us from exploring, after a well needed meal at the hostel we stayed at, which was one of the best hostels we stayed at during our whole trip, we ventured out, after about a 5 minute stroll, there were some really stunning and interesting sites on our walk, we then made it to some of the remains of the Berlin Wall,. It was crazy to see such an amazing piece of history, but the story behind it is very sad, families were torn apart and separated overnight, possibly not seeing each other for years! However I am grateful that I got the chance to see it.

One side of the wall was covered in images and writing about the Refugee crisis that is currently happening, reading some of those stories was very harrowing and hard but I felt it was important to read as many of them as possible as it really gave me a different perspective on the whole situation.

The other side had all the amazing art works, we walked up and down the wall really taking in all the art and thinking about the meaning behind some of the pieces.
The day after, we had a walking tour booked, I honestly would recommend going on a walking tour as it was really great and informative, our guide, Steph, was super funny and really knowledgeable, she took us all over the place and explained the history of Berlin to us in depth but made it so it wasn’t boring. We visited the site where the burning of the books happened, the Holocaust Memorial, where Hitler’s bunker was as well as loads of other historical sites.

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After the tour, the rest of the day was ours to do whatever we wished, so my friend and I decided to explore the abundance of shops that Berlin has to offer, whilst also looking at some more historical sites. When we got back to our hostel, we freshened up and then headed out to explore some more, where we went there were street performers and we had very much left the ‘touristy’ part of Berlin. Honestly this night was one of my favourites, as we grabbed some food, sat down on a canal and chatted until the sun went down.

I hope you enjoyed this post, next time we will be going to Prague and understanding why so many grooms-to-be choose to go there for their stag dos.

Aimee 🙂

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Get To Know Me

So since I am new to this whole blogging world, I thought it would be nice if I did a ‘get to know me’ tag, so I found one on the internet that I like the look of and decided that I’d let you guys get to know me a bit better. I would love it if I got to know some of my readers better to, so if you want please answer these questions in the comments or just tell me an interesting fact about yourself!

1. Are you named after anyone?  So if you didn’t already know, I’m called Aimee, but nope I am not named after anyone. Nor do I have a middle name.

2. When was the last time you cried? I can’t even remember, I think it was about a month ago now. I don’t really cry often if I’m honest.

3. Do you have kids? I do not.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? What a great question, I’d like to think yes, but then again I find myself annoying.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? I’d say I use an acceptable amount of sarcasm.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? I’m always down for trying new things so yes I’d give it a go.

7. What’s your favorite cereal? Cookie Crisp!

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes, I know that’s probably the most generic answer, but when I first engage with anyone I always notice their eyes first.

9. What is your eye colour? I guess they’re sort of a green and hazel mix.

10. Scary movie or happy endings? I love both..I think it depends what mood I’m in, if i need cheering up then I’d definitely rather watch a happy ending.

11. Favorite smells? New cars, fresh bedding and salon products.

12. Summer or winter? What a tough question, I think Winter, because I love being all cosy and snug, I also love the coolness of the air because I’d rather be cold than hot.

13. Computer or television? Computer, because you can watch TV shows on it as well as do other things, such as blogging haha!!

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? I’m pretty sure it’s Turkey.

15. Do you have any special talents? Not that I can think of right now.

16. Where were you born? In Exmouth in the UK.

17. What are your hobbies? Obviously writing and reading. I also love swimming, kayaking, climbing, walking and running.

18. Do you have any pets? I have a beautiful cat called Phoebe who looks like this;

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19. Favorite movie? Be prepared for a list haha, Son of Rambow, The Goonies, Stand by Me, Love Rosie, Fun Size, I know that there are loads more but I can’t think of them off the top of my head.

20. Do you have any siblings? I have a younger sister called Zoe and she’s 16.

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? I would love to be a secondary school teacher!

Amsterdam

Welcome back to my blog!

This is the first part of my travel series that I will be blogging about and I am so excited to kick start this blog with an interesting series that I hope you’ll enjoy reading.

So let me start by talking about the type of trip I went on. The actual trip was with a company called Contiki and it was a 23 day coach trip visiting 12 cities across Europe. My friend and I booked it so we left 4 days after our final exam and we couldn’t wait!

Our first mission of the trip was to get to our hotel in London where we would spend 1 night before departing for our trip the next morning. We had to get up super early the following morning so made sure we had an early night and had many alarms set!!

Once we had checked ourselves in with our tour manger, we found our spots on the coach and prepared for the long drive to Amsterdam. Many hours later and after crossing the English Channel, we made it to Amsterdam!! We only had 2 nights in most of the cities we visited so had to made the most of our time in each city, there was no time to get tired!

We spent our first night roaming around the red light district, which was very interesting… We also devoured some amazing waffles from a bakery, just seeing that photo makes me want to go back and eat it all over again.

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Day 2 arrived and we all hopped on bikes and rode around a small village in Edam before being taken to a cheese and clogs factory and getting to taste some famous Edam cheese and have a tutorial on how clogs were made. After the morning activities were done, we had some free time, so we went to look to the Iamsterdam sign and take some typical touristy photos.

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Here’s a photo of the sign, it’s the best I could get, as you can see there were many tourists there so it was slightly difficult to get a good one!

When evening came around, we were once again taken back to the red light district and the first thing on my mind was food, we found the best little burger bar and enjoyed chilling out before meeting up with the rest of the Contiki group and departing on a canal cruise…wine was involved and I may have gotten slightly tipsy but once the cruise was over we got taken to chupitos shots bar where I got even tipsy-er (basically I don’t want to admit that I may have been very slightly drunk…)

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Here is a photo of one of the many shots that were taken that night! We then danced the night away at a nearby club until eventually we hit the hay as we had to be up early to depart for Berlin!!

So that concludes the first part of my trip. I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to hearing about what we got up to in Berlin!

Aimee 🙂

My New Blog

Hello 🙂

First things first, I’m Aimee and I’m so excited to be starting my own blog! It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now and I am so happy I’ve finally decided to sit down and start writing again. I love writing and it truly is a passion of mine but recently I’ve had so many changes in my life that I just haven’t found the time to sit down and set up a blog.  Luckily today I have had a few hours free to create this blog and write this post!

So I wasn’t sure what to write but I think I’m going to talk about what I want to post on this blog and set some goals for this blog. I really just want to be able to write about anything and everything, I have a huge passion for reading and writing as well as makeup and cooking so this blog will be very varied with its posts.

I already have an idea for a series of blog posts that I’m very keen to do, it will be about my travelling experience that I had during June/July, I visited 12 different cities and hope to do a post on each city including pictures and my thoughts on the cities. These posts will probably be more for me as I can look back in a few years time at all the great experiences I had whilst travelling and I also hope that it will be almost like a guide to where you should definitely go and where you should maybe hold off on for a while.

Okay so I think that just about rounds up my first blog post on my new blog!! I already can’t wait to start writing my next post and I hope you can’t wait to read it either!

Last thing..Welcome to my new blog!!

Aimee 🙂