Solo traveling to Europe and Paris

Solo traveling to Europe and Paris

Hello Humans, First off I am super happy to write this post as I just did some traveling to Europe yasssss (internal screaming). I still can’t believe my first international trip was to Netherlands and Paris and that too alone. I was super nervous, no doubt but it was also an amazing and beautiful experience for me and today I will tell you guys all about it while I am sipping Winter dream tea and listening to a really nice song I found on Sound cloud called Ignition/do you like drugs mashup by Phoebe Ryan. picture of centrumin hague

Notice the couple in the back ( love, love, love)

Netherlands and France were beautiful ( is an understatement). I didn’t want to come back. Loved everything about it from different types of bicycles ( a beautiful mother carrying 3 little children in the lower basket of a cycle)  to lovely canals you can see after every  5-minute walk you take. Also, I saw my first ever strip show yasssssss. I hope nobody from my family is reading this though.

It was a short trip because when it was being planned I was certain that even 10 days is too much for me.  I reached Netherlands on 4th at night. The weird thing was I was so tired I slept as soon as I reached and didn’t suffer from Jetlag at all. My first day was planned. I reached Amsterdam at early afternoon and taking the Boat ride was the first thing on my list so that’s what I did while drinking Heineken and enjoying the beautiful view. I was little annoyed since a kid in the back was making a fuss ( drama alert)but I had to endure it ( couldn’t have jumped out of the cruise) and second beer helped a lot. I seriously feel like people should stop having children and start raising dogs( world will be happier place). I should share my hatred for children some other time right?

If you are in Amsterdam you have to check out the Red light area which I obviously did right after my boat ride.Oh, I forgot I also had a Pizza and beer at Bravi Ragazzi before going there. Its a really nice Italian joint but I ordered Pizza because Imma moron also was super hungry. After finishing from there I had waffles in a nearby Cafe. While I waited for a lady who was going to show me around. As soon as she came I asked her to take me to the Red light area. I loved hanging out with her because she only knew Spanish and Dutch. Since I don’t know any of those Languages we didn’t talk much. She was a really nice lady though laughed a lot without any reason and we had lots of beer and that my friends is a beautiful thing.

As I have already mentioned I saw a strip show and where else could I have seen it other than in Red Light area. The whole colony was beautiful nobody is allowed to take pictures of the ladies in the windows there as anybody can throw your phone in the canal. I was there till 7:30 on a weekday and since it was not an ideal time to enjoy the view (know what I mean). I did get glimpses of some big Mamas and girls in a black bikini dancing from the windows of some sex bars. I do regret not going at the night because I have heard it’s More lit that time. I had to rush back after seven because it takes more than 1 hour to Hague and  I had a curfew of 21:00.

This was also a work trip so I had to stay in Netherlands. As staying there was cheaper and safer for me because I can’t stress this enough that this was the first time I was traveling alone.  I do regret a little not staying in Amsterdam because hostels there are super cheap and I could have fun there.

Sadly I don’t have many pictures of myself. As mostly I was roaming alone and it’s not really easy for me to ask strangers for pictures because of my major anxiety issues. I did tried  my best though. After spending one day in Amsterdam roaming around and drinking Beers. I saw so much love in the streets and I was in love with the country, its people, drinking culture, weather and most of all the old and beautiful Dutch buildings in Amsterdam.

I couldn’t check out the Van Gogh and Ann Frank Museum because of limited time but maybe next time.

Next day I decided to check out the Beautiful Scheveningen Beach of Den Haag and decided to spend the whole day there. I also rode on the Ferris wheel and the ride went around for more than 30 minutes. It was so pretty and I was able to see the whole beach going round and round. I took so many videos and pictures on my Instagram and snap chat stories because it was the best way to distract myself. As I was alone in the booth and am little scared of heights. 

After riding in  Ferris wheel I decided to roam in the beach for a while with a bunch of little birds. As it was really chilli there and me being a Moron, as usual, was not wearing warm clothes. I decided to chill in one of the many restaurants on the beach near a bonfire and ordered a beer and fries. Thankfully that place had really good Wifi so I was able to face time my friends and family.  It was a great day and I ended it with seeing the beautiful sunset.

On my third day, I got little sick obviously because wearing a dress in the beach with the temperature of 16 degrees is more important than going to Amsterdam to check out the beautiful Museums ( I am really stupid). It was raining the whole day so it turned out to be a good thing not going to Amsterdam and staying in as my window had really nice view.

On my fourth day, I had planned to go to finally check out the Museums but thankfully trip to Paris was arranged for me. It was a road trip so we started from 7 am and reached by 1:23 after having lunch I obviously decided to check out the beautiful Eiffel Tower. Wow, I actually was mesmerized by the beauty of it ( not over exaggerating like I normally do). Sadly I was too anxious to ask someone for pictures in front of Eiffel tower and my mom got so angry at me saying no one would believe you Kanika that you went there (I actually am scamming you people that I went there because I have no photographic evidence of being there) Oh wait I did manage to ask two cute Gentlemen on the top of Eiffel Tower to take my photos. They didn’t come out nice but twice was my limit.

I saw love in Paris too but it was too much for me. So many couples kissing and shit okay don’t misunderstand me I am not old school. One couple was just going on it and they were with my group so it was just annoying and they were Indians so. I get irritated so easily right. I regret not having champagne at the top of Eiffel Tower. After coming back I realized most of my regrets were not having enough booze haha hahaha. I just wanted to be safe as solo travelers should but I can hold my liquor and I don’t have any drinking habit so I should have had that champagne.

 

This trip gave me so much closure of my anxieties and how scared I am of crowds so I decided to travel alone a lot from now on (weird Han). I hope from next time I will be able to do things differently. I never had a Macaroons ever because I wanted to have my first ones in Paris. The saddest thing is I forgot all about that when I went there and I still don’t know how they taste like. I was supposed to come back the same day because I wanted to be in Netherlands before my last day. So the only place I was able to cover was Eiffel tower and am glad I did.

The next day I just took the Bus ride from Wassenaar to Leiden( Netherlands) to check out the beautiful campus as everybody told me about it as it was nearby to where I was staying and indeed it was Beautiful. There was nothing to do though so for shopping I went to Den Haag Centrum and there I bought gifts and souvenirs for my family and Friends. It was also my last day in Europe. I just wanted to eat a lot, drink a little and shop as much as I could. I did just that. That’s how my first International trip ended maybe it was not how I expected but it was my very first time and I am glad and was very happy how it turned out. I hope you guys liked this post. 

My love story 

Aloha, people. Whatty up? How was your week?https://veinofmydesign.in/2017/07/29/love-story/
I hope it was a disaster (like mine was). I had a exhausting day and right now, am sipping on rum in my tea while listening to Goner by Twenty One Pilots (my usual playlist is on). I am bored of all the songs in it and have beaten at least 20 people today (in my head obviously) for now. I need to hear good songs, my mood depends on it . 
In this post, I am wearing these gorgeous pants, and no, I am not going to basketball practice after this (like I will ever play basketball or any sport). Most of my friends don’t understand or like these beauties (what’s the procedure to send people on mars?) but these are super-duper comfy. You can kill someone and be super comfortable while doing it in these. The blood on your clothes won’t show either (I am obviously joking pleas don’t leave).
I bought these from Zara. ( I basically live there). These pants were my saviours this summer. Whenever I am tired and don’t want to wear anything, (running naked in the streets might get me into jail or a mental hospital), I opt for these beauties or maxi dresses. 
The top I am wearing is actually a side slit gown from Forever 21, which I decided to cut and make into a top because I hated that stupid gown but it was super cheap so I bought it. 
But, but, but I just lavaaaaaaaaaaaaa these loafers. I bought them from Next on Jabong. They are super comfortable and just so purrtttttty (internal screaming). And they go really well with this whole outfit.
You must have seen this bag in my previous posts, if you check out my blog regularly (you awesome blossom human person).  
In the end I fell in love at first sight with everything in my outfit except the gown, I did like the bright colour of it. I didn’t bought these shoes right away though. I saw something like these in last month’s Vogue and they were from Gucci. Obviously, you cannot compare Gucci with anything in this whole wide world. They had furr all around them and such elegant embroidery. They looked super dreamy and beautiful. These shoes are the only alternative to Gucci I can afford (LOL), so I was like yasss I should buy these. The Gucci ones were paired up with the same kind of side-strip green pants like these so it was a match made in heaven. 
With this I should bid you good day. I hope I brought a smile on your faces (or worried looks while thinking this girl is not normal), and if by any chance I ruined your day today, go drink tequillla or some other disgusting shit (not right now may be in the evening). I lava you. Keep burning, y’all.

Silver Lining 

Hi guys I have made a new blog under the same name Veinofmydesign.in(Veinofmydesign.in) from now I will post in that website only please go check it out 
Yelloo pretty People, today I will tell you guys how my fashion style evolved. I have little anxiety, so don’t judge me but in mostly everything I used to do I would see what other people were doing so I could blend in with them and not grab attention to myself. I shouldn’t say this, but I hate talking to people. I don’t know how to, I always end up doing something wrong or saying something weird and then I overthink, so the best solution for me to not overthink was stay away from human beings as far as possible, but so many little things happened in the course of one year that my whole view of myself changed and so did my wardrobe.
My best friend and mother helped a lot. Like in one case, I was shopping with my maa and I don’t just like a piece of clothing but I fall in love with it at first sight (yeah, I’m romantic like that). So I fell in love with this pretty knee high side slit white skirt from Zara and was like I want to have it and die in it, yay, but then I pictured this whole thing in my mind that I won’t be able to pull it off, everybody will look at my thighs ( it was not that short ) and who needs this much attention and my mom just said be in your little world but at least do what you want to and that makes you happy. Don’t look at other people’s eyes and just wear whatever you want to. That’s what I do now.
Last year I realized how much I love sequins clothing and that I love glitter like love I can blow it in the air at the every step I am walking (for reals) and I love everything that shines (so that I can shine too). Actually, I realized the more flashy, shiny and bright clothes I wear, the more confident I am, because I am being myself.
Woah, this post has got really long, so I should tell you guys about my outfit. This little number is from Zara. I bought it two years ago I think. It is one of my favourites. The high heels I just bought in sale from Da Milano. The bag is my mother’s and it’s from UCB. And the ring is from Forever 21. So with this I bid you good day and hope you liked my post and it made you happy. If it didn’t, I am so sorry, go watch an episode of Friends. Your day might get much brighter. Thank you so much for coming here. I hope you all have a good weekend.

Like a Song

E542257E-5C0B-4C71-B22A-1AE55111ABE5Hi, Pretty people! She is like a star, like a star. Oh it’s a song by Taio Cruz. I used to listen to it to repeat when I heard it for the first time. That’s what I do when I like a song. I listen to it for like a 100 times and get bored of it and move on to another one but sometimes I come back to the one I got bored of and listen to it for 100 times again and the cycle goes on. High waists are a perfect example of this, ‘cause I keep getting bored and coming back to them. Why? Well, because well they are awesome! I love you Britney Spears for introducing us to low waist ( yes she made them famous)but let’s just say high waists are so much more comfortable and you don’t have to pull them up after every 10 min and if you wear pants they look so decent and smart ( I will do that look too). If you guys are afraid to try this look, just take a risk. You will love it. You can try these jeans with a crop top, an oversized shirt, bell sleeves, flats or even block heels. You do you.Processed with VSCO with a1 presetProcessed with VSCO with fp4 preset8BAFA949-A745-4EA8-B87A-41A4D9803FE9Processed with VSCO with fp8 presetIMG_0621

Outfit Details:

Tee- Only
Jeans, Bag and Shoes – Zara
Hat- Acessorize
Sunglasses- Aldo

Oh honey just do both

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Hola mi amigos (stop rolling your heads). Did you just say pool party in the afternoon and family function in the evening? Oh no you don’t have time in the middle? That’s why I love maxi dresses. You can style them in as many ways you want. Wear it with blue or black jeans and black Ganji underneath and pair it up with block heels and voila you are ready for that meeting or just button it down and wear it with an embellished choker like I did or just with shorts and flats. You do you!

 

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Maxi Dress-  Promod

Shorts- Only

Bag- Aldo

Flats- Steve Madden

Choker- Forever New

Summer Blues

Summer Blues

Hello, beautiful people!

Good day to wear this outfit, don’t you think? This skirt is my summer favourite. The colour is so soothing. I mostly pair it with a white top & sneakers for a casual look to the office. However, today I decided to pair it with black block heels from M&S. When I showed this look to mother dearest she just gasped. So I chose this outfit for my very first post. What do you guys think?

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Top- Zara

Skirt- Zara

Shoes- Marks & Spencer

Bag- UCB