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Gizmos and Gadgets: Getting Travel Ready

With just over four weeks to go (28 days and 15 hours to be exact… but who’s counting,) I have been slowly trying to buy gizmos and gadgets (and clothes) that I can say are going towards the trip so that I don’t feel horrible for spending money that I don’t have. Some of the exciting purchases include; A new camera; I bought myself a Samsung mv900f in the colour White which I am SUPER excited about.   I chose this one because of the screen that can be lifted to a 180 degree angle which will be perfect for vlogging (I’ve decided that I want to do some daily vlogging while I’m away as something fun to do). 32GB SD card; not very exciting, but I thought I’d chuck it in anyway.   Universal Travel Power Plug Adaptor; ok so I’m going to sound really geeky, but I’m pretty excited about this because it’s a 4-in-1 kind of product that I’ll be able to use in Europe and the UK.   Juice Box Portable …

My Travel Bucket List (2014/15)

Okay, so I don’t think this bucket-list is going to be incredibly adventurous, but my excuse is; it’s my first BIG independent trip. These are not in any particular order, but are just some of my goals and hopes for this upcoming trip.  Be able to hold a basic conversation in French: Because I’m going to be staying in France for around 3 months with an Aunt who knows limited-no English, I’m hoping that this will force me to use what little French I know and develop it a whole heap more! Try 9 new foods/dishes: I’m usually quite an adventurous eater, I’ll give almost everything a go. The only thing I’ve not been able to eat has been chicken feet at Yum Cha. If I was in another country and that was one of their traditional foods I’d totally eat it, at the moment though, not really my cuppa tea.  And why 9 foods you ask? Just simply because 9 is my lucky number. Make friends with people from at least 5 different countries: …

Current Situation Update | March 2014

So, I’ve been highly inactive on this blog, mainly because there has been nothing to blog about. via Tumblr Although I had planned everything to the very last detail, it of course didn’t go to plan. However, I think I’m better off for it. I now have found really great plane tickets from Auckland to France (return) which I WILL be buying at the end of next week, I know what insurance I want to get and I have a couple of concerts to look forward to while I’m over there!  Now, updates on what I’ve been up to; I’ve honestly just been doing a lot of working and studying. I did however get to see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis live! But even more importantly, I got to see Bruno Mars…. Twice. He is absolutely incredible. There are no words that do him justice. I’ve always liked Bruno Mars and his music, but after seeing him live, it just took it all to a whole other level. He is hands-down the best live performer I …