My First Trip to Brussels It’s getting close to the year mark of when I set off on my month long solo European tour. Last year on the 10th of June, after being home for about 4 days after returning home from France I set off to start my trip beginning in Brussels. I’d never been to Belgium, only passed through on the way to Amsterdam on a coach trip (awful) and stopped in a service station. But I felt like I would like Brussels, why wouldn’t I? I speak French, it should be the easiest place on the whole trip.…

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Ok ok I know ‘ugh she’s doing a review of The Beach what an obvious choice’. But what kind of travel blog would this be if I didn’t mention this cult classic, this inspiration for travellers anywhere, this icon?! You’re just going to have to deal with it, sorry. Also Leonardo DiCaprio, I don’t think I need to say anything more. The film is directed by Danny Boyle, and is adapted from the book by Alex Garland. It stars Leo as Richard, an American traveller who travels to Thailand in search of something different and more exciting than his day to day…

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I first saw this Australian film actually IN Australia over Christmas of 2011 when I was visiting family. It was my first massive trip to visit my cousins in New South Wales, and the first time I’ve been to Australia that I remember (once when I was a toddler, apparently once in my mother’s stomach, yes thank you dad for constantly reminding me I was conceived there!). It was a great trip full of family fun, sightseeing, beaches, attempted surfing and new year in Sydney! But more of that for another time. My auntie bought me the DVD of Red…

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Bollywood Rom Com This Indian rom-com is currently on Netflix and after my mum recommended it to me I decided I’d have to try it. We have similar tastes in films, both of us prefer more independent, international films. I find they can be less predictable than a lot of mainstream blockbusters. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the mainstream films but sometimes an independent/international film can be really refreshing. Language The film is in Hindi, so there are subtitles, which can be tiring but sometimes I feel like it makes sure I’m actually focussing on the film, rather than listening to…

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