Baden-Baden, Germany

One of the pluses of living in Strasbourg, is that it borders on Germany (and Switzerland is not so far away either), so you can plan a last minute trip to another country for the price of less than 15 euros return on FlixBus. Wow, who would have thought freedom of movement could actually be, [...]

Colmar, Alsace, France

Colmar, Alsace, France

Fun fact: Colmar, located in the Alsace region of France, is where the designer of the Statue of Liberty was from. But other than these cute little arrows guiding you around the hotspots of the small town, it was far more boastful of its Alsatian heritage. It is also just a cheap hour FlixBus ride [...]

Dinant, Belgium

After seeing a beautiful snap of this city on Instagram, and a recommendation from my flatmate, I decided to hop on the train (1h40 from Brussels) to see it in person. The journey itself was fun: travelling through Belgium always feels strangely familiar, as the suburban houses, stretches of fields, and glimpses of the smaller [...]

Bruges

About 5 years ago, when I was an undergrad who spent her days burying her head in books (ahh literature degrees), I developed a love of modernist writing, and T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster forever. Less keen on Virginia Woolf though. For one class I read two short stories by New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield [...]

Why living like a hermit crab simultaneously ruins you and makes you

I am currently living in my third city abroad, and moving to another next month (eee!) After, I fully intend on returning to the UK and finding one of them stable job things I've heard so much about. It will mark 3 years of unforgettable experiences. Anyone who has ever lived abroad, either permanently or [...]

Lupus Travel Tips

I love travelling. I was lucky growing up to go on amazing holidays with my family, and I started travelling with friends in undergrad to discover new places, new cultures, and new food. When I was diagnosed with lupus I had to forget travel plans for a while, and one of my biggest concerns (except [...]

Berlin is my new home

This month marks the beginning of my Erasmus+ exchange at Freie Universitat in Berlin! It is the one semester, so only until February/March, and it means that I will experience true winter after a year in sunny Barcelona... I enrolled today after arriving yesterday, and then decided to explore the city with my camera. It [...]