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TRAVEL: Guide to Munich Christmas Markets

One of the most exciting parts of coming to Germany for my year abroad was the German Christmas - or more specifically, the markets. So good that Britain shamelessly copies them year after year, the opportunity to see as many as humanly possible and eat as much as humanly possible was too good to miss.…

TRAVEL: Escape the city – Starnberger See

Whilst I have utterly fallen in love with Munich since coming here in September, with its pointed spires and tree-lined streets, but at the end of the day, I'm a country girl through and through. I found myself missing proper fresh air, grass that doesn't have houses behind it, and trees that cover mountains. Where…

TRAVEL: Two For One – Dresden & Leipzig

One of the many perks of being a language student is not only that you get a year abroad yourself, but also that all of your course mates get one too, essentially meaning that you suddenly have a bed (or at least a floor) to sleep in practically every European city. I decided to take…

TRAVEL: The Last of the Summer Sun – Marrakesh

My summer of travelling ended with a relaxed break in Marrakesh, Morocco, with two university friends - a goodbye shindig before I headed off on my year abroad to Munich. We kicked off our week of chilling with a Hammam bath and massage in our hotel (Diwane Hotel & Spa, but more on them later).…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Helsinki

After 16 hours of travelling from Stockholm, we dumped our stuff in our hostel and immediately headed out for some food. We took in our first afternoon in the city sitting by the river, and the sun came out in force while we were relaxing there, making for a very peaceful start to the city.…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Stockholm

Within minutes of getting into our hostel in Stockholm, we immediately realised that this was far more social than the other hostels we had been in. We were invited  to a bar crawl in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town, and after a speedy dinner in Burger King (cultural, I  know), we headed straight out into…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Oslo

The exhaustion of the overnight train journey from Copenhagen was balanced out perfectly by our mid-trip Airbnb break, a respite from the hectic hostel lifestyle. Having a flat to ourselves was amazing after sharing a room with a minimum of six people for the last week or so, although this Airbnb was a bit different…