The Instagram Edit: Travel, Poland & Ghosts.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been away from my secure bubble in Australia and living in England for the past two months. In that small amount of time I've learnt so much about myself and others around me and it has really given me a new perspective on life. How that is, I'm not entirely sure- but it seems that these small unprecedented events have shaped my mind in new ways. Here are some of the things I've learnt and experienced in the last two months.

Long Distance Relationships
If you've read my past post here you'll know that I've been in a long distance relationship with someone on the other side of the world (why else would I sacrifice the Australian sun to be in England right now). Being in a long distance relationship in itself is hard work. I mean, who wants to be away from someone for up to six months at a time? However what I didn't know was that how hard it would also be adjusting to now living with the person who you barely get to see. It has taught me however that being on your own, in your own environment you can be as selfish as you want to be, the moment you share your space with someone else, there's always got to be an element of consideration. That leftover lasagne in the fridge is no longer just mine, I have to share it! In all seriousness though living with someone for the first time, as easy as it sounds, really does require adjusting the way you live in consideration for the other person. 

Warsaw, Poland. 
When I was surprised with a trip to Warsaw on Christmas day, I proceeded to shout "are you f***ing serious!?" before very graciously kicking my glass of champagne on the carpet out of excitement. Not quite the impression I wanted to leave on my boyfriends parents but I was so thrilled to be travelling to a country that I never thought in my life I'd travel to. Let's face it, Poland isn't on the top of everyone's list of countries to visit but I had such an amazing time. These are the two things I learnt/experienced in Poland:
1. Do not drink the night before your flight, you WILL turn up to the airport a day early thinking your flight was today instead of tomorrow and have to head back to the apartment at five in the morning. 
2. As lovely as our Airbnb apartment was(see the pictures above, it was Art Deco themed) you may very well find out that it is haunted. We encountered some strange things in that place, from footsteps running through the house, and up and down the stairs at strange hours of the morning, lights switching off, and finding a random hidden door in our cupboard with a key in it that lead to a cold, dark room! As lovely as it was, that place is definitely tainted now!

However if you ever head to Warsaw, definitely check out a Restaurant called Zapiecek. They do the most amazing food and mulled wine, however it was a bit lost in translation being described as 'Mulled wine with species'. I think they meant spices, because there was definitely no live critters in there! And of course Old Town is a must see! Have any of you travelled somewhere that you didn't expect but you were pleasantly surprised? Let me know in the comments!







66 comments

  1. Beautiful photos. You are right a lot of adjusting is required if you are living with your significant other for the first time. Thanks for the follow. Following back.
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  2. You’re BEAUTIFUL and I adore your pictures!!
    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled
    with tons of love because you deserve it!

    Much love, Vanessa

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  3. Great post and great insta-pics!
    ~pau
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  4. Awww, I am so happy that you both are living together now! You guys have come a long way and yes, it's hard when it's long distance but even harder to adjust living together for the first few months!

    And eekkk! Haunted apartment? I would have packed up and looked for a new place the next day. LOL!

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  5. Wow! lovely photo's! awesome post! :)

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  6. Poland looks amazing, I would love to go there one day (not sure I could handle the haunted apartment though- I'm so scared of ghosts!) Your photos are lovely by the way :)
    Emily xx
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  7. Gorgeous photos, Poland looks so awesome, wish to visit it someday!

    Tanya

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  8. Wow, that's such a massive move, hope you're getting used to our cold weather! Kicking your glass of champagne on the floor made me literally laugh out loud, haha! Poor you turning up a day early for your flight! Hope you had an amazing time :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures

    Mel
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  10. Long distance relationships can be so rough, good for you you moved to England! I hope you're loving the UK-European lifestyle!


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  11. What a huge move, and not only distance wise, but like you said living with someone for the first time can be quite an adjustment too. Living in England must be lovely though! Poland looks amazing, you guys look so cute! :) x

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  12. Hope you like living in England! It's a great place to live most of the time haha apart from the cold weather :) Loved the photographs too! x x

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  13. England can't be that scary can it? So jealous of the trip to Warsaw and I only ever start drinking on the plane ;)

    Lizzie Dripping

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  14. I like these pictures, unfortunately i never been in England yet, but i definitely will to visit it. This is so huge move..

    xx

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  15. Thank you so much Vanessa! Happy Valentines day to you as well :) x

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  16. Thanks Shireen! it definitely an adjustment but we are getting there haha! Luckily for us we found out the place was haunted on the last night so we didn't have to worry to much about staying there much longer haha!

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  17. haha I can assure you not all places are haunted but yes definitely check out Poland if you evrer get the chance! Thank you so much Emily :)

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  18. I've just started getting used to the cold but thats probably because we are heading into spring very soon! The champagne to the floor moment was definitely one I can laugh about now haha! Thank you for reading Emily!

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  19. Thanks Naomi! I'm loving it here :)

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  20. Thanks girls! I'm slowly getting used to the cold so its not a massive issue haha!

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  21. Haha well it isn't scary! Just cold :)

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  22. Thanks! You definitely should visit, its a lovely country :)

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  23. some really beautiful photos x

    LauraThinksAbout

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  24. Great post, filled with beautiful photos! Love.Wishing you the best Valentine's day! xo

    Evolution of Glam

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  25. What an amazing experience! I am so excited to visit Warsaw but I will definitely be careful about possible haunted houses O_O haha. Beautiful photographs as well <3


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  26. Wow loving this post and the pictures <3 Its interesting to know you're in a long distance relationship and very exciting the fact its in the UK meaning you can easily travel from here to Australia whenever you want :) I'd love to visit Australia as it's always cold in Scotland :( we never get any sun but I would find it very hard to cope in the heat as I am not used to it being so hot haha! The fact your apartment was haunted this would be so creepy! I've always been interested in the paranormal, but it must be different actually experiencing it in person! Very interesting however and i'll have to follow you on instagram x

    Hope you had a lovely valentine's day! xx

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  27. It seems like you are having a great time in the UK and EU! :) Let me know, if you ever come to London, which is not too far away from Brighton x


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  28. The photos are amazing! Looks like you had an amazing time!!
    Long distance relationships are really hard but remember distance makes the heart grow!
    Have fun in England! Make sure you go to Brighton and Camden!!

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  29. Great pictures! I have considered Poland but it's not the top of my list, it looks like a beautiful place and I can never get enough mulled wine! Seriously I could live off the stuff!!!!

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  30. Katarzyna Błaszczak15 February 2015 at 11:25

    Oh, I from Poland :) I love Warsaw. Poland is crazy country haha
    Nice photos!
    I following you
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    I invite you to follow me :)

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  31. So glad I found your blog, this is seriously interesting! Lol to kicking over the glass of champagne and turning up early to the aiport - those are seriously things I would do! Excited for future posts! :)


    Chelsea
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  32. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!

    Diana Cloudlet

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  33. Thank you so much Denise! It definitely was a unusual experience!

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  34. haha it's all apart of the fun really! :) Thanks for reading chelsea :) x

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  35. Oh lovely! Thank you for following me girl!

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  36. Thanks! Yes mulled wine is the bessssstt!! :)

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  37. Thanks girl! Yes it definitely does. I'm actually staying in Brighton, but I've yet to visit Camden so I'll keep that on my list! :)

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  38. Of course lovely! thanks for reading :) x

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  39. So lovely post. I like your blog, just found it, xx

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  40. Oh trust me I know, the adjustment to the cold was so hard for me but I'm used to it now! The same would apply for you heading to a hotter climate :) I really did not expect any sort of paranormal activity in that place so I was very surprised! Thanks for following me on insta! I just noticed now- I was already following you from a while back I think!!

    I had a lovely valentines day and hope you did as well! x

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  41. haha please do, ain't no body got time for haunted houses! Thanks girl!

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  42. Wonderful pictures, thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
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  43. Jessica (What To Style)16 February 2015 at 08:47

    Beautiful pictures and places! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    God bless you!
    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  44. Your pictures look so lovely, and I've just come across your blog for the first time so I'm definitely interested in reading more to get to know you better. I'm in a long distance relationship as well, and have been staying with my husband and his family for the past 2 months ... it's definitely been an experience.


    Ree // Coffee with Ree

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  45. You are beautiful! LOVE all of your IG pics!

    You’re definitely my inspiration!

    Much love, Vanessa

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  46. Nice photos! I've never been to Poland before, I'm glad you had a great time :)

    Jessica
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  47. Thanks girl! I'm glad to know theres others like me out there as well! :)

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  48. Oh thank you so much Vanessa! That is very sweet of you to say :) Hope you are well x

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  49. Lovely post! I shall follow your instagram xxx


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  50. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you to live so far from your loved one. That’s pretty cool going to Poland though and I can’t believe the place was haunted that’s sooo cool :)

    Great pics btw. Alina x

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