When first entering the cinema with my housemate to see Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew about this film, aside from that it is based on Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, was what I had gathered from posters and advertisements: a rustic, cool-looking Frances McDormand gazing into the distance while wandering against a backdrop of barren, mountainous wastelands and picturesque sunrises. Continue reading Nomadland: Nature, Home and Escaping Corporate Entrapment
This summer, I was lucky enough to spend 10 days with my family in southern/central California for a truly memorable holiday. Before this trip, I’d only ever experienced one transatlantic flight, so even the idea of a 10 hour flight and arriving in the United States excited me. There’s something indescribably magical about long flights, much as they may be inconvenient (and result in lack of sleep)!
We made 4 stops on our trip: San Francisco, Napa, Yosemite and Carmel-By-The-Sea. Continue reading Postcards From Abroad: California 2.0
New Orleans is a city bursting with vibrant nightlife and a boisterous music scene. As a result of its diverse heritage, it also boasts cuisine that is second to none within the United States; making it the perfect holiday destination for any keen foodies! Creole cooking is a big part of Louisiana culture, and jambalaya is the perfect example. A mixture of … Continue reading New Orleans: A Food Guide
Before my departure, the University of Exeter’s Study Abroad department held various meetings about what to expect when you… well, study abroad. They went into minute detail about the culture shock that we would face, and reiterated that there was a trained team in our chosen country to help us if things got a bit too overwhelming. I have to say that when I arrived, … Continue reading Secrets of a Briton in New York