University of Leicester Botanic Garden

On Monday it was cold and windy, I had to wear my winter coat and scarf. Today is Sunday, it’s truly summer outside! I kind of like this all seasons in a week thing. As you might know, I’m not a big fan of the heat, but once in a while, an hour or two in the sunshine feels nice. And what better thing to do on a beautiful day than go and visit a botanic garden? I live in Leicester for almost 3 years now and I knew there was one somewhere close, but I imagined it being tiny and not worth going to. Until I saw Haarkon‘s photos.

My verdict? Perfect choice for a revision break or city routine gateway – beautiful garden with a great number of various greenhouses, only hour walk (15min drive) away from DMU campus. Entry is free, except on special event days. I suggest walking, the houses around the area are a piece of art worth admiring!

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Toronto #DMUglobal

Buenas noches*. As you may or may not know I was lucky enough to visit Toronto this November, all thanks to #DMUglobal. What took me so long to make this post? Mainly the fact that I didn’t know where to start. I had no opinion about Toronto or Canada before this trip and I certainly did not expect it to change me as much as it did. I mean how often do you get a chance to live in a beautiful loft with massive windows and a view to skyscrapers, spend evenings doing things YOU want, have an informal chat with Superior Court judges, watch interesting trials, don’t have to think about work or anything? Not often enough.

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The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

I highly admire plants for no specific reason (despite the fact that they provide us with oxygen, duh). Or maybe because standing in an empty botanic garden, surrounded by loads of various green leafs can make you feel like you have your life figured out.

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Kaunas

The quiet crackle of fire in a warm room, a train rolling by, fall leaves underfoot, the silence of a snowy midnight, wolf pack howls, the tapping of long nails on good wood, rain on window panel, old leather creaking, the quiet strum of a guitar, quietly whispered poetry, a paintbrush on fresh canvas… If I would have to describe the sounds of Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania, I could go on for ages.

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London

First, I have never intended for this website to turn into a blog. It was supposed to be a simple gallery, but things have changed and with each entry, I’m tempted to write more and more, especially about London – city that always gives me an endless amount of hope and positivity. My goal for the summer is to explore it as much as possible. And share my findings with you, lovely people.

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Brussels #DMUglobal

St Pancras International. 9:40 AM. “Are you going back home, miss?” the cashier asked me when I was buying breakfast. “Mmmm?” I wasn’t sure what she meant. “France! You’re french, right?” she pointed to departure gates next to the shop. People often thinks that I’m french, but this conversation later took on a deeper meaning than I then thought.

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