Category: Travel


Travel: My Time in the Netherlands (Part 1)

Posted 16 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

Okay, so now that I finally caught up with my 2018 travels, I can focus on my travels from earlier this year 🙂 So at the end of April after my exams I travelled to Europe with my brother, who had just finished his programme. We were in Europe for about two weeks in the first bit of May, which was nice, travelling to over four different countries over that course. So first up was the Netherlands. Its long been on the bucket list so I’m happy to have finally gone; even got a direct flight so I was especially excited to get an Amsterdam stamp on my passport 🙂

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Amsterdam

I think it goes without saying that we stayed primarily in Amsterdam. Yeah, it was expensive–I did think about us staying in Rotterdam where it was cheaper–but Amsterdam is just such a central hub, how could I not stay here?

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Travel: My Time in Portugal (2018; Part 2)

Posted 14 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

Alrighty, here we are, second half of my time in Portugal 🙂 After our weekend at Fatima we travelled by bus to Lisbon. I guess I should mention at this point that our trip had been pretty relaxed in that while we had an itinerary list of things we wanted to see, sometimes we just wandered around and happened upon stuff lol. Oh, and of course ALL THE FOOD. lol.

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Lisbon

So here we are, Lisbon. It’s interesting how different Lisbon feels from Porto, the vibe was different, but also culinary-wise there are some major differences. And of course Lisbon is just so much busier. We sort of wandered around here in spurts: we had a full day, then wandered a bit more after both our day trips.

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Travel: My Time in Portugal (2018; Part 1)

Posted 12 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

So I’m starting my travel catch-up with my 2018 trip to Portugal. I travelled there with my dad at the end of May/start of June; it was our first time visiting the country for the both of us and was decided upon after a lot of brainstorming of potential destinations. It was actually a weird time that we travelled there; someone living in Portugal actually told me that we visited at a time when they were experiencing some freakishly weird weather equivalent to their winter, lol. It was fascinating, and perhaps we were a touch underdressed for it, but otherwise I didn’t mind it so much. Just wished it was more sunny, lol, I didn’t don my sunglasses nearly as often as I would have liked lol.

Anyway, so we started in Porto, travelled to Fatima, and ended our trip in Lisbon. This post will cover the first three stops on our trip: Porto, Braga, and Fatima 🙂

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Porto

So we had some difficulties en route to Porto including a turn-around 30 minutes out of Montreal because of a mechanical issue O_O Good times. Anyway we eventually arrived in Porto but it was much later than anticipated so we couldn’t do much until the following day.

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eclectic tales is back!

Posted 15 May, 2019 by Lianne in Miscellaneous, Travel / 2 Comments

I’m back! Meant to post this sooner but I was busy when I returned to Canada on the 10th and then I got sick shortly afterwards (still recovering; spent the last few days in bed weak AF spurred further by my irritation over the crap writing from the latest episode of Game of Thrones *shrugs*). But anyway, I’m back from almost two weeks bouncing around in Europe lol (so much so that Rogers (the company I’m with for my phone) stopped messaging me after a while telling me about their roaming fees, ahahahaha), namely the Netherlands and Iceland but with some day trips/layovers in Belgium and Germany.

Fingers crossed I will properly post about my time there at some point here in my blog (I know I said this about Portugal and then never did. Oops. Still sifting through those photos to be honest!). But in the meantime I did post a bit over at Instagram 🙂



Travel: My Time in Denmark (Day 6)

Posted 27 July, 2017 by Lianne in Travel / 2 Comments

At long last I am making my travel posts! Oh yes, that’s right, for about the next two weeks I am going to be posting, day by day, photos from my trip back in April and May to Iceland and Denmark 😀

Alas, here we are on the day 6, my final day in Denmark and on my trip as a whole (the 7th day doesn’t really count as it was spent travelling back). I spent my last day in Denmark back in Copenhagen, taking it easy. I really wanted to go to the National Museum of Denmark so that was where I went that morning 🙂

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