Barcelona Bound!

It's a huge relief to be writing this post, because the past few months this has been an uncertainty. But I finally booked my flight, and in a couple of weeks I will be beginning my MA in International Relations at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals! I'm hugely excited. And nervous. And impatient. And giddy. Spending the [...]

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Ribblehead Viaduct

Found in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is this Victorian viaduct that is a popular local landmark for visitors to admire. It is close to the Three Yorkshire Peaks, which is a challenging hike of three mountains to complete in one day (or in your own time), so finding muddy and weary hikers is common, and [...]

Lincoln Cathedral

I've wanted to visit Lincoln for years because I have heard it is super pretty. Well my expectations were matched! It is very ideal for tourists who love exploring pretty, winding streets full of tea rooms, cafes, shops and pubs. The eye catching landmark is the Gothic cathedral. Found after hiking up the only steep [...]

Granada

The final destination of my Easter trip to Andalusia was the beautiful Granada. The Semana Santa processions were winding up, but we still managed to catch some sights (including a Virgin Mary float that is carried solely by women). As the south of Spain has a huge Arabic culture, it was the perfect place to [...]

Cordoba

After Seville we travelled to Cordoba nearby. We only stayed one night, as Cordoba is smaller than other cities to explore. Covering the city centre doesn't take long, but there is still enough to see to make it a worthwhile destination! The top thing to see in Cordoba is the mosque - cathedral. It is unique as [...]

Semana Santa in Seville

During the Easter break earlier this year I hopped in a car and travelled to the Andalusia region of southern Spain, swapping the cold north of Burgos for sun, sunglasses and the slightest of tans... First stop was Seville, which is often reported to be one of the best cities in Spain to visit for [...]