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: 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…