A Weekend In: Wroclaw, Poland – Tasting the European Capital of Culture 2016

If you’ve heard of Wroclaw, you’re already amongst a select group of travellers. But this is set to change. As the European Capital of Culture 2016, its relative ambiguity in the European tourism market should be short lived… Continue reading A Weekend In: Wroclaw, Poland – Tasting the European Capital of Culture 2016

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A Weekend In: Istanbul – A Turkish Delight

Turkey is going through increasingly turbulent times and tourist numbers have been declining sharply this year, even before the major airport attacks and attempted army-led coup over this summer. While Turkey has always been a secular society, there has been a rise in conservative Islam in recent years and many people are divided on the role of the religion in society. I visited Istanbul in 2013 … Continue reading A Weekend In: Istanbul – A Turkish Delight

Auf Wiedersehen: I’m on the Road Again!

After three months home in the UK (with a few weekend breaks along the way), I’m thrilled to say, from Sunday, I am on the road again! I’ll be working in Berlin, Germany, for the next three months which is my first time working in a foreign city. I don’t speak German but want to start to learn and I really can’t wait to get … Continue reading Auf Wiedersehen: I’m on the Road Again!

Island Hopping on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

  Croatia is surely on every traveller’s list of must see places. It has everything; beautiful coastline, historic towns, party islands and surprisingly the best sunsets in Europe (as voted for by…errr…me, but trust me they are incredible). My friend Jess and I, took ourselves and our backpacks to this great country in 2011 – before much had been made of it as a set … Continue reading Island Hopping on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

A Weekend in: Bruges -Medieval History and 21st-Century Movies

“Because at least in prison and at least in death, you know, I wouldn’t be in f***kin’ Bruges.” In Bruges, the 2008 film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson was the number one reason why this small medieval Belgium city was ever on my radar. Wanting to see just how truly awful it was, Mum and I booked our Eurostar tickets for the August bank holiday weekend to get her a fix of European medieval art and churches, and my hit of movie locations, moules frites and Belgium chocolate. Continue reading A Weekend in: Bruges -Medieval History and 21st-Century Movies