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12 Things Learned About Living in Amsterdam

12 Things I’ve Learned About Living In Amsterdam

You have to stop caring what your hair and makeup looks like. By the time you’ve cycled anywhere, particularly through humidity or rain, it’s all going to look pretty disheveled anyway. Bicycle locks are an annoying and yet necessary part of life. If you really want to protect your set of wheels, you need a […]

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Ponsonby – My Favourite Neighbourhood in Auckland

Auckland was our first stop on our epic adventure around New Zealand. Despite being warned beforehand that I would hate Auckland, because a lot of people seem to despise how built up it is, I loved it. I think part of its appeal was the neighbourhood we stayed in: Ponsonby. This happened by chance after […]

An Afternoon at Amsterdam Vondelpark | Confused Julia

An Afternoon at Amsterdam’s Vondelpark

I’m the worst kind of blogger because I never carry my camera with me.  Unless I’m going somewhere that I know is going to be specifically “photo worthy” or it’s a special event, I’m usually only armed with my phone camera (which, considering my phone is now four years old, is basic at best). This […]

Waiheke Island, New Zealand: Day Trip or Destination?

Waiheke Island NZ: Day Trip or Destination?

After our time in Auckland, we took the ferry over to Waiheke Island and stayed there for two nights. It was summer, it was a weekend and there was a organized fun day going on at the main beach in town, Onetangi. This meant that this small but perfectly formed island was slightly overrun. It […]

Taking an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Photo Diary: Amsterdam Canal Cruise

A couple of days ago, Scott and I took a dinner canal cruise here in Amsterdam. We’d been dying to get out on the water ever since our quick stint on a boat during the Eating Amsterdam food tour. We opted for the 2.5 hour dinner cruise with Holland International, because it’s always nice to get […]

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My Favourite High Street Makeup Products

There are certain items in my makeup bag that I take with me everywhere, whether I’m at home or abroad. If I use something a lot, then chances are I don’t want to buy a product from a high-end brand, because it’s going to be too expensive to keep replacing. This is particularly true when […]

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Review: The Body Shop Facial Brush With Lid

I’ll be the first to admit that during my two years around the world, my skin was not my first priority. In fact, my skincare routine went from decent to shocking almost overnight. This was due to many factors: 1) I wasn’t wearing makeup as often while travelling as I had done while working full […]

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The Soundtrack to My Summer {Playlist}

The sun has been shining this weekend in Amsterdam, which has made me very happy indeed. The number of house parties, canalside BBQs and street singing has quadrupled and there is a good vibe in the air. When it’s like this, I just want to listen to poppy, upbeat music and dance. I love doing […]

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My Online Love Story

“So how did you two meet?” This is the first question that anyone who ever meets me and Scott asks. I’m not sure if I should be flattered at them taking such an interest or insulted that they’d be so nosy. Either way, I understand people’s curiosity. I am from England and Scott is from […]

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Personal Challenge: Get Back In Shape

It’s no secret that travelling isn’t exactly awesome for your health. Unless you are a dedicated runner (I’m not) or are willing to spend the time and energy to select and cook organic food for every meal (err, no), then long term travel can take it’s toll on your waistline. Not to mention your fitness […]