Hey there Posse! Well I’m finally back home from our honeymoon.Nearly six weeks of amazing adventures that Jin had spent months organising. The money was provided by our Wedding’s Wishing Well from all our friends and family. What an incredible gift. Paris, Vilnius, Riga, Helsinki, Tallinn, St petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulaanbaatar, Busan, Seoul. We travelled from Tallin to Ulaanbaatar on the train, Trans-Siberian for quite a lot of it. The Baltic states we drove (Jin drove). A couple of planes and some buses as well. Here are a few pics.
Paris twilight cruise
Only shopped for fragrance a couple of times. In Guerlain Place Vendome I bought a present for Anna Maria and for myself I bought Bois Mysterieux and Musc Noble.
We found a really lovely (but dodgy AF) perfumery in the big department store in Irkutsk, Russia. Some of the things in there were so obviously fakes, poorly lettered and spelled. We found these 30ml Montale frags that smell almost the same as my memory of the frags, hell they might even be real. Soleil de Capri and Red Aoud.
I mainly wore these three fragrances on the trip but did wear the others in my wetpack a couple of times too. Ashoka and Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations and Gravel.
It was so good to be back home. I left Jin in South Korea to catch up with friends in Seoul for another five nights. That gave me a window to get home, clean the house, get the businesses under control and eat some Portia food. After a holiday I really need to eat comfort food. I made a HUGE batch of beef, barley & vegetable soup. Eating that with some dark rye bread and butter has basically sustained me since my return.
Now we are both home. The clothes are washed, bags put away, dogs are back home, food in the fridge and the house is super clean. I’ve gone back to work and am utterly content. Going away is fun but it’s not until you come home that you can really unpack all the amazing adventures and moments. It’s going to take me months to do that.
Are you travelling in the near future? Where will you go? What fragrance will you wear or buy?