Ravenna

Ravenna, about 82 km east of Bologna, was most important as the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402-476, the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths (a christian civilisation that defeated the Western Romans) from 476-540, and the Italian flagship city Continue Reading …

Firenze e molto altro

Day 1 – Arrival, Churches, Modern Art and Live Music I took the fast train up from Rome today, sweating over the vast journey from the station across leafy suburbs to the entrance of my hostel, which itself was a Continue Reading …

Barcelona, Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia My time in Barcelona was somewhat unusual. Despite doing a decent amount of stuff, I came away from it feeling like I had squandered a lot of my time – whether it was spending too much time deliberating Continue Reading …

Hola, Andalusia!

After leaving Madrid, we headed down on the train to the south of Spain, a province called Andalusia. I had wanted to see Seville, due to its primacy in the period of American exploration, but because of transport annoyances, we Continue Reading …

España! Olé!

España! Olé! Buenos dias, senores y senoras! Welcome to the next blog post of my trip, for the third country I have thus far visited – the great and diverse state of Spain! In the next week or so, I’ll take Continue Reading …

C’est la vie dans Paris

A few top tips for travelling fun, acquired on my way to and through Paris, before getting to any landmarks or interesting things (11:30pm 23rd May to 9:30am 25th May) 1.     DON’T take an overnight bus from London to Paris, Continue Reading …

And so it begins…

Well, everyone, the time has come – I’m leaving Edinburgh and heading out on my mega-trip to Europe! You can expect a lot more blog posting here as I visit England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Continue Reading …

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle So on Saturday, I went with the International Student Centre to their final trip of the semester, to an out-of-the-way 18th-century palace perched atop a cliff on the Ayrshire coast (south of Glasgow), which is surrounded by a Continue Reading …

Surprise Saint Andrews Trip

  So yesterday morning I was just minding my own business (specifically watching Rain Man and enjoying having finished classes for the semester) when a friend messages me with an intriguing invitation – would I like to take a free Continue Reading …