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London Part 1

I love big cities. The two places I’ve spent most of my life living in have been Kuala Lumpur and Sydney so it’s no secret that I have grown up conditioned to be an urbanite. London comes in very close as one of my favourite …

Lunch at Herman’s

I wish I was kidding when I said in an earlier post that I was eating a lot of vegetarian. Kidding about kidding, Herman’s located in the Slussen-ish area is the evolved form of Hermitage, despite Hermitage having the longer name. It is cheaper (if …

Lunch at Hermitage

I’ve never really fancied myself a vegetarian even though I do eat a lot of vegetables. I am so much for balanced meals that a few months ago I even started blending vegetables into my breakfast smoothies because I didn’t feel like I was hitting …

HelDrink-i Part 2

Apartment shots, market meandering and cathedral hopping I didn’t take any pictures of the apartment so I stole these from Nikki. Keeping in mind our mixed yet overall positive review, you guys should check this place out if you’re ever in Helsinki. The location is …

Babies Make Me Socially Awkward

Repost from my old blog Secret Sunday: My name is Samantha and I have no affinity with children. You may now stone me to death. This is true about 95% of the time. The remaining five being children in the family like my two adorably …

Hell-yeahsinki Part 1

Why Helsinki and Booking Arrangements Last weekend Mario Party did like any group of exchange students would do and made a trip to Helsinki in Finland. Now first out of the way, why Helsinki? To which I respond, I have no idea. I think most …

First Stack in Stockholm

It rained in Stockholm two days ago. This caused a lot of the snow to melt, revealing unsettling greenery in all the expanse of fields around us. I’m not sure what I expected, did grass just die for half a year only to resurrect themselves …

Meet Mario Party

It is 4 pm and I am finally functioning, demonstrating this by sitting atop my bed in pyjamas and my scratchy cardigan, eating rye crackers with some kind of Swedish crab paste my mom bought from IKEA. It’s packaging is deceptively simple, so simple that …