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Spring Break Greek Getaway

Kissamos, Crete | The Style Scruple

Last week I took the first direct flight of the season from Dublin to Chania for a few days of fun in the sun during the Spring break. The island didn’t disappoint and we had quite the adventure during our short but productive sejour, with the locals opening their doors to us and offering their hospitality, food and of course, their homemade raki at every opportunity. We spent most of our time cycling around Kissamos, visiting local villages and discovering deserted beaches with crystal clear waters.

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Christmas in Kenya

The Style Scruple Kenyan Safari

Last year I spent Christmas and New Year camping across Kenya. At the time, I hadn’t started The Style Scruple yet but the experience is still so fresh in my mind I wanted to share a few of my favourite moments from the trip.

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The Berlin Brunch Diaries

Spreegold Berlin

One thing I love more than fashion is, of course, a good old brunch, all the better if in a foreign city enjoying what local twists can be added to the best meal of the day. Berlin brought many surprises as the German capital would be better known for its sausages, beer and quirky style as opposed to tasty treats and coffee.

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A Weekend in Milano

Things to Do in Milan - The Style Scruple

A few weeks ago I flew to Milan for my first real Italian experience. I quickly fell for the city, especially with the abundance of street style and delicious gelato. The fashion in Milan is amazing, whether you’re looking for highstreet or high end – the Milanese know how to dress. Admire in the breath-taking Duomo and make your way over to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for the most expensive window shopping you can feast your eyes on! A girl can dream.

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From Halong with Love

Ashley McDonnell - The Style Scruple
Halong bay, one of the most beautiful and untouched locations in northern Vietnam. A series of islands, caves, hidden bays and still waters create a landscape that brings together the picture perfect scenes of cinema’s definition of paradise. The rocky, mountainesque backdrop is covered in lush green jungle and the waters are deep and mysterious. To say I was excited to set sail from the port of Hai Phong out to one of our final destinations is an understatement. As travelers do in these parts, we booked an overnight stay on a big wooden boat so that we could stay overnight right in the middle of it all, from sunrise to sunset, kayaking around the islands.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ashley McDonnell - The Style Scruple

Siem Reap is home to the world famous Buddhist and Hindu temples that date back to the 11th century. Although I had a few days here last year, we just did one day of temple trekking so this time we went for two, including a day that began at 4.45am so we could watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, the most iconic temple at the centre of it all. 

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Shipwrecked, Thai style

Ashley McDonnell - The Style Scruple
We arrived on Koh Phangan after another interesting boat journey and tried to take control of a not so great situation in which we found ourselves staying in a really strange hostel in an even stranger area, so we organized a trip with Safari Boatt around the island for the following morning. We were picked up by Tiger, the biggest legend we’ve met to far on our travels. We could understand about 50% of what he was saying and he was absolutely crazy. First he brought us on a hike up a mountain, then to a waterfall followed by some tree climbing and archery before a traditional Thai lunch. After all that we headed to a beach on the north of the island where we were given snorkels and an hour to explore. This is when we had our first encounter with sea slugs, yuck!

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