This summer I finally visited a place that had been very high up on my travel bucket list – Santorini. I don’t think I need to tell you why I wanted to visit, the question rather is, why wouldn’t you – it is absolutely gorgeous. So after sailing in Greece for a week and visiting many small islands, my dad and me took the ferry from Athens to Thira. My first thought upon arrival was about the weather (I guess living in the UK is rubbing off on me) but the heat literally hit me in the face and… View Post

Is there anything better than reading a book whilst watching the waves come and go? I don’t think so. My favourite thing about going on summer holidays is undoubtedly the freedom to do nothing but read all day. Stepping into a new world every few days and seeing life through so many different eyes. This year we went to Sardinia for our summer holiday and I decided to buy four books that were supposed to last me 10 days. Of course they didn’t but luckily there was an array of books by the reception and I got to borrow a… View Post

Oh Greece, I certainly miss you. After two days in Athens, my dad and me took the tram to the harbour to begin the second part of our trip, a week of sailing. We actually ran into my uncle on the way because he happened to take the same tram (what a coincidence?!) and we were very glad that we did because I don’t think we would have found the boat otherwise, the harbour was quite big. Arriving at the boat, we met my auntie and finally my American family. It was amazing seeing my ‘sister’ again, we hadn’t seen… View Post

About three weeks ago, I packed my suitcase and headed off to LHR. Taking the tube with a massive suitcase (okay, that one was my fault) whilst it was 28 degrees outside was definitely a delightful start to this journey but I didn’t mind that much, the excitement of the upcoming holiday quickly made me forget about the sauna experience on the tube. At LHR I popped into Eat to get a sandwich and off I was. The stewardesses on the plane were really lovely and even got me a vegan meal although I’d completely forgotten to pre-order it (sorry… View Post

Long time no see. How have you all been? I’m in the middle of my exam period which means that most hours of the day are filled with revision right now. Another week of revision and I’ll officially be free – at least until the end of September. But although I am excited for the summer break, I know that I will miss uni (just definitely not the deadlines). I can’t believe that my first year of uni is almost over, it is crazy how time has flown by. I can still remember freshers’ week with all the awkward ‘icebreakers’… View Post

Once you catch the travel bug, there is no going back. There is just something incredibly special about packing your suitcase and escaping the world as you know it for a couple of days. It feels so refreshing to dive into a different culture, to gain a new perspective on things and to just wander around exploring streets you have never walked before. And since I love travelling I have had a travel bucket list for ages, one that keeps changing as I cross of places and hear about new ones. Today I thought I would share this bucket list… View Post

As you might know I recently turned 21. Although I am using the term ‘recently’ quite loosely in that context. The last weeks were filled with a crazy amount of work and deadlines but now that my semester has well, unofficially finished, I finally have time to blog. And since I turned 21, I wanted to do a post in typical blogger fashion. But instead of listing 21 things I have learned in 21 years, I thought I would twist the numbers and write about 21 things I would tell my 12-year-old self. So if you’re 12, you might actually… View Post

Whoever invented reading week must have been a student with a serious case of wanderlust. Or a student with a serious passion for sleeping which let’s be honest, is a bit more likely. I didn’t spend much time sleeping during reading week. Instead I worked on an assignment (statistics, yay!) and flew off to Dublin on Friday which was slightly more fun than reporting t-tests. I met my mother at the airport and our first stop was the b&b we were staying at for two nights. Instead of staying in the city centre we decided to stay in the south… View Post

How is your Sunday going? Mine has mostly been spent in bed with a good cup of tea and Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, Riverdale and Sherlock Homes are my two newest obsessions. Riverdale reminds me a lot of Pretty Little Liars and my love for this show is very much based on how much I miss seeing what’s going on in Rosewood. Can it be April already?! But let’s take a moment to talk about Sherlock Holmes – I had never watched this series before because I am usually not into the tv shows that are about solving a crime… View Post

When you heard the words ‘gap year’, what comes to your mind? Backpacking in Asia? Surfing in Australia? To me it certainly felt like my entire grade had gone off to Australia – I realised that when Facebook started suggesting events in Melbourne. But there are so many opportunities out there and not all of them include a 24-hours flight. In fact, you can have an amazing gap year at home. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I took two years off after school and I’m having zero regrets about it since these… View Post