Monday, June 16, 2014

Guess who's back? Part 1.

Hi lovelies,

I'm back! First of all, let me apologise for being away for so long. I didn't mean to be. Somehow things...and time...just got away from me, and the longer I was away, the harder it was to come back! Don't get me wrong, I love beauty blogging, but I wanted to share a 'what I've been up to post' before I resumed normal beauty blogging...and for some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to go through the hundreds of photos on my phone (and that does not include the ones on my DSLR - I haven't even looked at those yet). Eep.

Anyhow, I decided to take the plunge and just NIKE. I mean, Just Do It! Consider this your warning because this is going to be quite photo heavy (and it's just Part 1, you can find Part 2 here)! If you read this post, you'll know why I decided to throw caution to the winds and just go. I ended up staying a few days in KL while recovering from the flu, then flew to Geneva (via Abu Dhabi). Sadly, I actually left a mere couple of hours before the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off, which means I probably passed the passengers in the hallways while in the airport. I hope we find out what happened one day, it's such a tragedy.

I took so many photos in Europe, you're probably better off just looking at them on my Instagram, where I shared most of them. You can search under the hashtag #mmdoeseurope to see all the Europe photos I shared. However, here are some highlights all neatly summarised in one post.

Keep reading after the jump!
From France:

Mont Blanc, accessed from Chamonix in Haute-Savoie, France. You take up a cable car up to the highest peak.

Panoramic shot from Mont Blanc.
Those tiny dots in the valley are buildings!
Those tiny dots in the valley are buildings!
Hand painted mural on a wall in the Chamonix village, at the base of Mont Blanc.
Hand painted mural on a wall in the Chamonix village, at the base of Mont Blanc.
Villeneuve, it was a really foggy day so you couldn't see over to the Swiss side.
Weeping willow looking over the banks of the lake at Villeneuve.

Annecy, there was a Venetian mask festival. I went a bit crazy taking photos but I could only cram so many into this post, so do check my Instagram feed!
Actors participating in the Venetian Mask Festival held at Annecy.
Yvoire, medieval town in France. Incredibly picturesque and with delicious crepes!
Pont de La Caille - One of the world's oldest suspension bridges. It's now a pedestrian-only bridge and let me assure you, at 150 m high, it's really high up! 
Pont de La Caille.

From Switzerland:

Chateau de Chillon in Montreux. The tiniest four poster bed ever! I'm not sure how anyone fit in there, I'm 5'6 and I couldn't fit!

Battlements in Chateau de Chillon.

Flower clock at Lake Geneva. Every spring, they change the flowers used in the clock so the colours look different every year.
Flower clock at Lake Geneva.
Jet d'Eau, which pushes 500 L of water to an altitude of 140 m in the air. It's one of the largest fountains in the world and a famous Geneva landmark.
Jet d'Eau in Geneva.
This laneway is beautiful at night as the cobblestones are interspersed with little backlit squares with words in different languages from all over the world (in accordance with the fact that Geneva is home to many international organisations).

This concludes the end of Part 1. Thanks for staying with me, I know there were a lot of photos! If you'd like to see more, continue reading Part 2 here!

I'd just like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you, dear readers, for showing my blog some love throughout the time I was travelling, and sticking with me now that I'm back. I cannot tell you all how much I appreciate it!

Much love,


  1. Hi gorgeous! Welcome back - I've been hanging out for your posts, so it's great to see you writing again. I've seen your shots on Instagram, and it's just beautiful. Good on you for doing what you did - I'm going to get around to part 2 now!

    1. Thank you so much, beautiful. It's good to be back, but I confess to missing Europe just the tiniest bit. :)

  2. I loved looking at your photos, hun. It looks like you had an amazing time, Selfishly glad that you are back! xx

    1. Thank you, Mich! It was incredible...but it's good to be back and catching up with real life. :)

  3. Welcome back Nalini! I missed you!

    All of the pictures are so beautiful and remind me that I really need to be true to my roots and visit Europe one day. xo

    1. I missed you too, sweetheart!

      Yes, and take me in your suitcase, PLEASE! :)

  4. Welcome back beautiful!

    Gorgeous photos too X

  5. Welcome back! We drove past the Pont de La Caille bridge and the boyfriend insisted on checking it out for future base jumping... didn't realise it was actually a famous landmark!

    1. That would be an AMAZING place to jump off...what did he think of it?

      PS - I wish I'd caught up with you when we were both there!

  6. Photos are amazing. Loved following your trip via social media.... Glad your back blogging xx


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