Behind the scenes in Zanzibar… there’s a secret world of Illicit Trade
When I visited Zanzibar a couple of years ago, an island off the east coast of Tanzania, I spent my time strolling along stunning white sand beaches, scuba diving in […]
Diary of a Master’s Student Abroad: Month 6 (February 2017)
I can’t believe we’re already half way through the academic year – it’s shot by in a flash! Here is the sixth of my monthly updates (here are the others) […]
Why Advice on “Finding your Passion” is Misguided and How to Tackle Indecision
I like the word ‘interest’. It suggests curiosity, a desire for knowledge, something you enjoy or would happily do without anyone paying you. It avoids the clichè and extremity, the […]
A Student’s First Impressions of Uppsala, Sweden
I’ve been living here in Uppsala, Sweden, for 3 weeks already and so far am very happy to report that I really like the city! Moving from the enormous metropolis […]
Preparing for a Mother-Daughter Attempt to Climb Mont Blanc!
4 months today, on the 15th June 2017, my mother and I will hopefully be following in the footsteps of my great-great-grandfather, in attempting to climb to the summit of […]
Diary of a Master’s Student Abroad: Month 5 (January 2017)
Well January disappeared in a shot didn’t it?! This is the fifth of my monthly updates (here’s the first, second, third and fourth) that I’m hoping to write throughout my 2-year Master’s, partly to keep a […]
Moving to Uppsala: Hej Sverige!
Yesterday I moved to from London to Sweden, and now here I am in Uppsala! This move marks the beginning of the second semester of my Master’s degree, and I’ll […]
Surviving the Inferno in Mürren: the World’s Longest Downhill Ski Race
Last Saturday I achieved a goal I’ve been looking forward to for years: I managed to ski the world’s longest downhill race, the Inferno, in Mürren! Before flying out to […]