TRAVEL: Prague – The Embodiment of Central Europe

The beauty of Europe as a continent is the ease with which borders can be crossed, so long as you have the right meaningless piece of paper, and being on a year abroad means you have an obscene amount of free time. Sometimes that means that I spiral into Netflix marathons and don't leave my…

TRAVEL: Parisian Submersion Over Sight-Seeing

France is one of my most under-travelled areas of Europe, something that is particularly shoddy seeing as it is the country closest to the UK on the continent. Within minutes of setting foot in its capital, I was struck by the alien nature of it. It's been a while since I've been in a country with…

TRAVEL: Sunny Salzburg to Rains on Königsee

Although I knew that Salzburg was in a unique location, not just surrounded by mountains, but amongst them, the first surprise of our weekend away was that our hostel was literally on the top of a mountain. After arguing with Google Maps for five minutes and then embarking on a mission through the mountain itself,…

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…