My first trip of 2017 and my first trip to the Caribbean. Almost two weeks full of sun, sea, cocktails… and a proposal! The island of Barbados; the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, is made of coral and often imagined by tourists as a tropical paradise of turquoise blue sea and white sandy beaches. […]Read more "Barbados. Chill."
What is the longest flight you’ve ever been on? For me, it was the time I flew from London Heathrow to Raleigh, North Carolina. However, I was a shy and quiet eleven year old travelling with my Gran as part of a big group so I don’t really remember the in’s and out’s of my […]Read more "Soph’s Carry On Essentials."
Summer 2016 and Europe is flush with football fever as the Euros come to France. Me being a massive Francophile and loving anything to do with France and its beautiful language had always longed to visit this country properly rather than just travel through it on a bus on our way to orchestra tours in […]Read more "Toulouse. Rustic."
Another year has passed, and a year of travel opportunities has finished. 2016 was not very travel heavy for me unfortunately 😦 I watched the Euros in France in the summer which you can see in my upcoming Toulouse blog but that was my only international travel. So I thought it was time for an […]Read more "The postcard project. 2016 update."
Being a December baby, there’s little opportunity to have birthday celebrations amongst work Christmas parties, people going away for the holidays and pre-planned events people attend, and so I don’t really do much for my birthdays more recently. But last year I had one of the best birthday presents and celebrations I’ve had in a […]Read more "Prague. Fairytale."
As you may know by now, I spent 8 days last September on a mini road trip in Italy – from Rome to Florence and back again. But when we were based in Florence, we decided that being that close to Pisa and not visiting would be criminal! So, on our penultimate day in Florence, […]Read more "Pisa. Tourist."
Travelling is great! And one of my favourite things to do! But it is expensive! Luckily, I’ve discovered other opportunities to discover local traditions, new cultures and stunning places on a student budget. I have discovered the Postcrossing project. What is postcrossing? Postcrossing describes itself as ‘send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a […]Read more "Travelling through your letterbox."