Postcard of the Week: Florence

Italy is the fifth most-touristed country in the world and had an enormous 46.1 million international visitors in 2011, nearly as many as its population of 61 million people. Florence […]

Postcard of the Week: Greek Islands

Greece has around 6,000 individual islands, each surrounded by the clear, warm water of the Mediterranean Sea and each enjoying pretty much guaranteed sunshine all summer long. While Greece boasts […]

The Gap Year

On a personal note, of all my 22 years, my gap year was by far the best. Recently that status has been rocked by how much I also loved my […]

Living Abroad as a Graduate

University has finished and friends are either flocking to London or back to their home towns. The student lifestyle of lie-ins and copious free time is now but a memory […]

Postcard of the Week: Paris

A slightly unconventional angle of the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, built in 1889. Since then a whopping 250 million people have visited the tower.  Also beautiful during the daytime, […]

Postcard of the Week: Lisbon

On the back of this postcard from Lisbon is this quote by Eça de Queirós: Athens produced sculpture, Rome developed law, Paris invented revolution, Germany discovered mysticism. And what about […]

Postcard of the Week: Modena

Modena is a little-known city in Emilia-Romagna and when truly explored it’s an absolute gem. From Modena in fact come Ferraris, Luciano Pavarotti and, of course, balsamic vinegar. In the […]

The Third Year Abroad of University

[aka the best year of your life] This is clearly a sweeping statement and there will be some people who disagree – luckily we all have different opinions and different […]