Amsterdam Streets

Probably the best use of my 17 – 70mm Sigma. Photo above was taken through a tour bus window in Amsterdam. Peep the reflection on the bottom right. Sidenote: Took me almost an hour to upload these three photos. My wifi here is to slow. Pray for me.

The Key to Moisturized Natural Hair

In the three years I’ve taken my natural hair journey seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation where dry hair has not come up. Many naturals cannot figure out why their hair is so dry all the time. When I began my quest for moisturized hair, I stumbled upon this video from Youtuber, ... Read More

Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde

My first visit to Notre-Dame de la Garde. It was one of the first places I visited when I arrived to Marseille so I took the time mostly to take in the beautiful sight. Hands down one of the best views in Marseille. You can see the whole city. can you can see the top from ... Read More

David & The Beach // Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Upon my arrival in Marseille, the welcome team took us to a few tourist attractions. One of them happened to be a park and Prado Beach. It was still cold (back in January) so we didn’t really do beachy things. But the park is beautiful and I can’t wait to go back since it just ... Read More

What’s the hype about Macaroons?

For the past two summers, macaroons have been all over my Instagram feed. From college students to bloggers everyone seemed to be raving about them. So fall 2013 when study abroad in France became I reality, I made it a mission to try one of these pastries. So what exactly is a macaroon? A macaroon ... Read More

Henna on Chemically Dyed Hair

A lot of people use henna as a natural (chemical free) dye. Unfortunately or fortunately for me, my hair is really dark so I do not get even a tint from using (even body quality) henna. Therefore, I get my hair dyed chemically (no bleach) once a year.  Red dye washes out and bleeds easily. ... Read More

London: Home Away from Home? #DuffleBaggingEurope

Earlier in the semester I was bragging to a fellow exchange student (who happened to be from London) how I’ve been to London many times and it’s like my home away from home and blah blah blah (in retrospect I probably sounded really foolish to him). I felt this way because I’ve always had the ... Read More

A Dam in the Amstel #DuffleBaggingEurope

  I didn’t go into Amsterdam with expectations as to not be disappointed like the previous two cities. And it partially worked. The buildings are absolutely beautiful. Most of them have been maintained to keep their historic value. I love the 150+ canals on the Amstel River. “Amsterdam took its name from the river. The ... Read More