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Tripping to Liverpool.

And so it is that, once again, this restless soul is soon going to be packing and leaving to see the world again.

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Proper introverted traveller hobbies!

This time the travel destination will be Liverpool (via Manchester).

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Although Manchester is particularly known for its brick buildings, this old brewery (above) is actually found from Liverpool.

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The last time I had a morning walk in Sefton Park, it was kinda freezing… Though I honestly don’t know if I prefer it to this weather! At least it provides me with the possibility to go out camping in the Lake District that I’ve heard reminds the landscape we all Twin Peaks fans adore…

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I also have some unfinished business on Lark Lane since the combined bakery-cafe AND vintage store ‘Freida Mo’s‘ opened the next weekend after I had already left. I can’t wait to get my paws on their collection and vegan treats!

This time I won’t miss it (or any other of the second-hand/vintage shops nearby). Another must is Pop Boutique located in both Manchester and Liverpool. I see only some serious shopping possibilities here!

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So far away – but so close…

When this post reaches all of you guys, I hope to be already working on the new material gathered from UK!

Yours,

Miah

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Kos S.O.S.

Hello to every beautiful rainbow soul out there!

When this post becomes public, I have already dived deep into the heat of summer in Greece.

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Knowing that this might sound like ‘first world problems’ but I still just have to post this picture of my first desperate attempt in packing a weeks forth of skimpy (but fitting) clothes for the trip! I’m no definite expert on this, but I’d still advise you to start packing early. That way you can keep adding and removing things based on your instincts, speculations and the changes in the weather forecast. (Unless you’re planning an ex tempore experience, of course. In that case, just throw everything into the luggage and GO!)

And talking about the weather. Oh shit – take a look at this forecast my friend sent me!

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Carve this into my tomb stone.

Okay, I’m not going to complain about the free tickets I was gifted to a place some people would call ‘paradise’. I’m only going to make a small note here that for a Northern girl like me… Anything over +25 degrees celcius sounds like a bad, bad idea. Also, this ain’t a blog about my looks but in case you are interested, I am naturally pale AF. So I don’t know what kind of safety measures I will have to take into account without burning my butt off during that week.

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This is where I’m going!

Based on this map of the island, I would be interested in all of the archaeological and historical sites in Kos. I’m just afraid I have to get the biggest umbrella to protect myself against the evil sun rays.

If you have any tips or suggestions of what to do, where to go plus more – now is the time to get those tips out here! I will be reading my comments though unfortunately the pics and stories will be published at least a couple of days after my return in Helsinki.

Yours,

Miah

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My Lucky Ticket to Greece.

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I am so grateful and excited to be announcing that I will be travelling to the island of Kos, in no less than a month! In early July my plane will be taking off for a whole weeks vacation (which I will use wisely by practising photography and travel journalism, of course). It’ll be my first time in Greece and the Mediterranean area – so I am expecting loads of heat, delicious ripe fruit and veggies plus some good wine…

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Exceptionally these pics here aren’t taken by me – but my special friend who was kind enough to support a poor student-activist by sending a lucky plane ticket and allowing her to stay in the house for a week!

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If you have any tips or advice for a pale Northern European visiting Greece for the first time in the hottest time of the year, I would be more than grateful of taking your thoughts and comments into account…

Lately I’ve been keeping my eyes open when thrifting to make sure I have enough Greece-friendly clothing (meaning cool, breathing and covering) for my upcoming adventure. One thing I am still missing is a huge hat like in the pic above – but apparently I will be able to buy one after arriving…

Yours,

Miah