AUSCHWITZ

This post has been really difficult to write. Auschwitz was not an enjoyable experience, it was harrowing and humbling and surreal. It was the most grounded I felt in a long time and this is why going to Auschwitz is so important. It is easy to get caught up in our own little bubble andContinue reading “AUSCHWITZ”

72 HOURS IN… KRAKOW

Last week I visited my 23rd country, Poland! Krakow was a fascinating fusion of European architecture and culture and is one of my favourite cities to date. I’m so glad I visited in winter (though sadly missed the Christmas markets by a week), and wish I had a few more days to enjoy the sightsContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… KRAKOW”

A Guide to Essaouira, Morocco

Hello and welcome to my final post from my trip to Morocco! This one is all about the seaside town of Essaouira, a 2.5 hour bus journey from Marrakech. A few other tourists and travellers we met around the country were unsure of whether to visit Essaouira as it seems to be a bit ofContinue reading “A Guide to Essaouira, Morocco”

MINI BREAK IN MARRAKECH

Before my big trip to Morocco in September I was asked by a few people “why Morocco?” and “aren’t you scared?”. Admittedly yes, I was a bit nervous. Africa has a certain stigma attached to it, largely due to the fact that not much is known about its people and culture. Not many women travelContinue reading “MINI BREAK IN MARRAKECH”

72 HOURS IN… ROME

Ciao! I’m back with another 72 hours blog post, one I’ve been itching to write for months now. Rome is without a doubt the most beautiful city I have ever visited. As an archaeology student at the time of my visit, I couldn’t wait to see the Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon and countless other Roman ruinsContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… ROME”

HOW TO SAVE UP FOR TRAVELLING

So many people put off travelling for years or never end up going simply because they think it will be too difficult to save up the money to go. Others scoff at young people who want to travel and assume that they are privileged or their parents are paying for them to jet off toContinue reading “HOW TO SAVE UP FOR TRAVELLING”

HOW TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND TRAVEL SOLO

Scared to take the plunge and travel solo? Don’t be! There are so many ways to overcome your fears of travelling alone. My sister has recently booked a few days in Budapest on her own as no one was able to go with her, and I’m so proud that she’s doing it anyway! When IContinue reading “HOW TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND TRAVEL SOLO”

Volunteering Abroad: Sri Lanka

Hello! This blog post is an extra special one for me because, although I had my first taste of adventure on my Outlook Expeditions trip (read my post about it here!), my six week trip to Sri Lanka in 2015 kickstarted my #gapyah! So without further ado… It was a rainy day studying for myContinue reading “Volunteering Abroad: Sri Lanka”

The Importance of Sustainable Travel

What is ‘sustainable travel’? Sustainable travel is a way of travelling the world without negatively affecting the natural and cultural environments, and ultimately being able to maintain tourism in the long run. “development [which] meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future” World Tourism Organisation whyContinue reading “The Importance of Sustainable Travel”