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I'm Tara.

I'm just a silly little girl who likes to go places and tell her silly little stories.

SLK documents the adventures I've had across 5 continents & who I've become on my journeys. 

You can read my full story here!

life lately: 10

life lately: 10

I'm back in London after a week and a half traipsing through Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris! Yay! I actually flew into Luton Airport for the first time upon return to London...and that was an experience. However, both my carry-on and I survived {though a Romanian man got yelled out very abruptly and it scared me into a panic}. 

Here are the ups (+) & downs (-) of life lately in iPhone photos & feelings! 

in my AirBnB in Paris

in my AirBnB in Paris

(+) I've been listening to so many old favourites that I forgot existed {if that makes sense?} Finding my old iPod in the bottom of my backpack has been a blessing of random tunes! Such classic Tara jammmms, guys. This and this and this and this and this. Also, this. Oh, oh! And this.

(-) Do not watch Luther while/right before living in London and walking home alone. You will think everyone is trying to kill you and you will start thinking like the detective you are not trained to be. Just solving crimes that don't exist in my mind, no big deal. 

(+) Idris Elba. Hubba hubba! 

with Kees in Amsterdam

with Kees in Amsterdam

(+) I got to Skype Tash while in Paris quickly to tell her my most recent embarrassing tales. There are really too many anecdotes from my life that make me cringe, but I share them with Tash for whatever reason. No shame, I guess. 

(+)  Traveling with just a carry-on is the best thing ever. Ever. Honestly. It's way less work. 

(+) I've been working on my London bucket list every spare second I can. Finally, I made it to St. Dunstan in the East. It's a spot a  friend showed me before my visit last year, but I simply didn't have the time. So I made the journey stag this time 'round. It was beautiful, guys. And the perfect sunny day to do it. 

(+) I am learning heaps from my internship. About the ins and outs of a proper NGO. About the importance of networking at events, etc. 

(-) Still 'the Yank' in the office. It's cool, guys. I just cry under my desk every day at lunch. No big deal. ;) 

(+) Phone calls with my mom. Moms are just the best. 

(+) Boners of the Heart finally came out with new podcasts! Yas! Material for long London strolls!

(+) Today it was 78F and I spent every moment I could in the sunshine. I have a sandal tan line and it is glorious. Who would have thought I would be a fan of the sun and the heat? No, I'm not a summer-convert. I'll always love a good rainstorm in Welly over everything. Always. 

That's it from me! Hopefully, I'll be meeting up with Hanisha {whom I met with Tash on the Inca Trail} and Amy {whom I met as a volunteer in Laos}. Any last minute recs for London or the surrounding area?! 

mews-ings

mews-ings

5 Insta-worthy pictures to snap in Paris, France

5 Insta-worthy pictures to snap in Paris, France