Back to the 18th Century

Hello dear readers! Today, we visited Captain Cook’s Cottage in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne and got to dress up as 18th century Australians. Captain Cook was the englishman who discovered Australia and his cottage is actually preserved and turned into a museum. We had a lot of fun getting dressed. I think it was pretty amazing and thought I’d share it with ya. The lady was pretty concerned about the way I wore the top over the shoulder since it wasn’t acceptable to “show that much skin”, oh well, I guess I’d be the slut of the house.     I really wanted to steal all of them.  Look to the side and pose like a princess (or a pirate yarrrr).    The braids gave me an afro that I really don’t want to picture.…

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In The Land of Kangaroos #1 

After the 19 hour trip which felt like a 30 hour day and one night of no sleep, we made it to the country mama grew up in: Melbourne. The weather is so nice after London and the city has a great vibe. It’s like a minimal London (Shoreditch mostly) in between th skyscrapers of Manhattan. Here’s my photo diary of the day:      Some snaps from the China Town.    Two guys singing Dancing Queen in the middle of the street.    Posing like Harper and Harley near the Yarra river.    This guy wearing Union Jack undies. Of course he was British.            Prettiest station ever.    That’s all for today! Love, Mina On The Moon

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Berlin Day #4: Auf Wiedersehen

Now I’m sitting in the airport because we’re earlier than the check in time. We finished our little Berlin getaway and took our second Turkish cab back to the airport, waiting for a plane that will take us back to London where essays and responsibilities await. For my last post from Berlin, I will look back at some unpublished memories and pictures, basically the highlights of our trip. Culture As with this demotivational #ihavethisthingwithfloors picture, I find the whole historical background in Berlin very fascinating. Looking back to our visits this week, everything we visited was related to the second world war. It makes me think about how deeply it affected firstly the German culture, then the world. Friends It was really great to get away with fun people who understand you and are almost…

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Berlin Day #3: Sehenswürdigkeiten

Here I sit, eating my self-cooked lentils that taste like heaven after dorm food; looking back at our 3rd day in Berlin. We had a cultural tour, visiting all the historically important landmarks; as well as a tour in the woods. The Soviet Memorial. Today was probably an important day in Russian history, there were many people with flowers in their hands in front of the museum. We had a cute little stroll through Tiergarten on the way to the Brandenburg gate. It has rained every single day since we came here, but I don’t mind it. I love the rain, the only issue is that my camera gets wet. I love how mysterious forests are. So similar yet so different. So are we. Memorial rocks in the middle of the woods. Pictures to keep…

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Berlin Day #2: Geschichte

Once the fatigue of the first day is over, after a couple efficient naps, you can finally wear your sneakers, get your camera out and start exploring. For our second day in Berlin, we went to the East Side Gallery and the Museum Island. It is very inspiring to see wise words, calling for peace in such a troubled time of the world. Today I saw an entire different face of Berlin. The hipster, underground vibe is too strong, and I think Berlin had me at that. The street art is very inspiring. Some make me go “Oh I could’ve done that!” Yet I respond to myself with the wise words I once saw as a response to a modern art critique: Then why didn’t you? Art is pretty amazing actually. I just can’t wait…

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