Aspire Executive Lounge & Spa: London Heathrow Terminal 5

Are you one of those people who like arriving at the airport heaps earlier before they actually have to fly out? I am. Having a total Home Alone moment would be my worst nightmare so having plenty of time to organise thoughts and everything else before a flight is my thing. Because…

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Staycation at the London St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel & The Booking Office

Photo credit: Wikipedia The luxurious St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is definitely one of the most gorgeous looking hotels I’ve seen. Its façade serves a picturesque and romantic background that can withstand all seasons. I mean, come on… when you rock up into a place looking like a castle (unless…

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Brighton in a day (a photodiary)

Brighton trips used to be a constant fixture in the diary until 2010, when my boyfriend then and I parted ways. Though my ex and I are amicable now, it was quite a shame to not have had a reason to visit. Sure, it’s peppered with cheesy hen and stag…

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Squares from Saint-Tropez (a photodiary)

I’ve been a big city girl most of my life but when I came up with the moniker Girl Next Shore, I had imagined myself in a state where I would be happiest: being somewhere coastal where daily life is steady and the ocean spreads out into an infinity of…

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Island Hopping from Pangulasian, El Nido: Cathedral & Cudugnon Caves + Snake Island

On our visit to Pangulasian Island, we decided to join some guided eco tours of nearby islands.  We hopped on a merry boat with an army of activity guides, coconut cookies and iced tea, and bade our island a temporary adieu. Each island is approximately a 10-15 minute boat ride away…

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