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Day Trip To Dover Castle From London | Tips That Will Actually Help You

Views from Dover Castle

When the curiosity to see a new place ended up into a day trip adventure to ‘Dover Castle’.

The journey from London St Pancras to Dover Priority Station took about 1 hour 35 minutes and costs us £79.80 (2x return tickets on javelin at any time). Once at the Station, the steep walk to Dover Castle is about 15-20 minutes. There’s also a bus service available but we decided to walk to the castle.

We were clueless how huge this castle was and that, we were gonna end up spending the whole day here. My impromptu adventure to Dover Castle meant I wasn’t prepared for this trip and there’s few things I discovered the hard way.

4 Tips To Help You, When Plans Get Cancelled

Things have been difficult lately with plans either getting cancelled or failing miserably.

Not being able to attend The Photography Show has been one of the many disappointments. An event where all the leading photography brands gather to showcase their camera/equipments. All these has left me feeling angry and disappointed. 

I’ve been feeling useless almost everyday for the last 2 months and these 4 tips have helped me stay positive where my plans have gone down the drain.
the first thing I do is take deep breath when things go wrong

Come up with plan B

One way of dealing with failed plans is to pamper yourself and relax

When plans don't work, just go with the flow

I believe everything happens for a reason. i guess there’s always a good a good reason why things don’t work the way we want them to.

“good things fall apart to make way for the better”. 

What do you do when your plans fail? Do you have any tips to share with me? I could do with some more. 

Mother’s Day: This Is My Story, What’s Yours?

I was going to jump on the bandwagon and do a ‘Mother’s Day‘ gift guide post but decided to do something different. I thought of writing about how I have been celebrating Mother’s Day all these years.

My Mother's Day Story
Grainy & black and white, that’s my life!

To be honest, I had never even heard of Mother’s Day. Growing up in a tiny village in south-east India, the only thing celebrated was teachers and children’s day. So, when I moved to UK with my family, It was very difficult to digest all these days (there’s too many of them). It’s only when our parish priest started distributing tulips and daffodils to celebrate mum’, I started to understand what mother’s day is all about.

Sharing My First Road Trip Experience

January 2016, I embarked on my first ‘road trip‘ with my cousins and my adventurous uncle. I had travelled to India to visit a dear friend (who was ill) and to spend the New Year with my family in Mumbai. Travelling solo meant I had no one to tell me what to do and what not to do. Best feeling ever when you can make your own decisions and do whatever you want. A freedom that is rarely bestowed upon some asian girls and boys for that matter.

Road trip in India

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