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Slovenia: 8 Reasons You Should Visit

With my last Easter holiday break having come and gone, I thought it was wise that I took a break from revision to travel to a new country. I headed to the sunny side of the Alps a.k.a Slovenia. Don’t know where it is? Neither did I until I booked this holiday. It’s a small country nestled between …

Stranded… but not forgotten

Oh China, the only place that would have tourist buses to the Great Wall, but no tourist buses back. Okay… I admit we did get a little adventurous and decided to venture out to a deserted part of the wall 120km outside of Beijing, (金山岭 if

How to survive a trip to Shanghai (上海)

So all of our friends were busy travelling at weekends, so my friend Bety and I decided that it was about time to make a move too. What better place to start than Shanghai, an enormous economic hub only a few hours away from Ningbo. Well… I say a few hours away, but it depends …

Life has been so hectic.

Picture the situation, I’m all ready and packed up to travel abroad with my friends and suddenly there’s a huge crash on the M6 and we possibly might be late to our flight. Fortunately, our taxi driver knew a route avoiding the motorway, so we were saved… or so we thought. Our friend Beth messaged …

So am I Parisian now?

I knew I had brought too much stuff. Three coats, a plethora of silky scarves and enough stripy tops to deck out the entire cast of Ratatouille did seem a bit excessive when I was packing, but when you’re going to the fashion capital of the world for a semester, you’ve got to step up …

Surviving the long distance relationship

After the longest year of my life, I can finally say I have been in a long distance relationship and come out the other side relatively unscathed. One year of having a computer screen and an ocean between us hasn’t been easy, but reaching the Grand Finale at the end of this academic year has …

Fleeing the country

So I’ve followed study tip no.1: Get up from your desk. Stretch. Go for a walk. Take a bus to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return. This year, for the first time since primary school, I had no summer exams (be jel) and 11,000 words of coursework later, I decided to flee the …

4 top backpacking destinations to beat the exam blues!

This you right now? Sick of it? Want to get away? Here’s where you could be once it’s over…   1. Budapest Budapest is defined by its river. The Danube cuts it in half, one side is old, one side is newer, and both sides are pretty. Pest, the newer side, is known for its …

Travelling Light

So this is my penultimate post! The end is NIGHHHHHH Which is a little dramatic but everything feels a bit crazy, I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end, or a new beginning I suppose.   I packed up my room/ house/ life and put it in a trailer on a very hot day – …

LIFE LIFE LIFE

I feel like a coca-cola bottle being shaken up, collecting fizz, ready to burst. This is the feeling of seeing the end of university so close, within my grasp. I have one exam left. It’s in two days. I graduate in a little over a month. I just can’t describe how excited I am to …