Now we are nearing the end of February, those lighter evenings and bright days of Spring and Summer are tantalizingly close, yet somehow still seem just out of reach. Without the Christmas festivities or the challenges of New Year’s Resolutions as a distraction, February can end up feeling rather uninspiring, wintery and seemingly endless. But booking your next run-away trip can provide the perfect pick-me-up. … Continue reading Cheap Places to Escape To
Brexit seems to be all-encompassing: you only have to look at an online news website to see mention of the B-word. While the issue of the UK’s membership has been ruining family dinners for longer than this, the 23rd of June 2016 was when the UK made the decision to leave the European Union, after David Cameron’s Conservative campaign in the previous General Election included a promise to hold a referendum to determine the future of the UK as a part of Europe. Continue reading Trending on Twitter: How does Brexit impact you?
It was exactly four days into the second term of my final year at Exeter that I felt the need to escape and fly to Budapest. This trip was planned months in advance by the Exeter English Society, yet it came and went so fast. I set off with one of my best friends, a few familiar faces and a couple of brand-new ones. The … Continue reading City Breaks: Budapest
Located in the province of Huelva, Andalucía, El Rocío is a peculiar little town that could easily be mistaken for some Western film set starring Clint Eastwood. The streets are quite literally flooded with fine sand, the houses are constructed out of thick timber and the preferred mode of transport is on horseback. I half-expected to see drifting tumbleweed and cactus-studded fields. The Hermitage of … Continue reading Travel Guide: El Rocío
I was lucky enough to spend a month of my summer this year travelling in Europe and before we left, among my family’s monotonous reminders of ‘don’t forget to eat, drink and keep yourself safe!’ (apparently human survival instinct doesn’t exist in European cities) were persistent reminders of the child street gangs and pick pockets on the metro. Fortunately we fell victim to neither of … Continue reading Young, Naive and Abroad