Hello everyone, guess what? I’ve moved! I’ve gone from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress.org. Here’s the link to my shiny new site! If you’ve subscribed to my blog, you’ll be happy to know that your subscription has been transferred over automatically if you subscribed via email, though if you subscribed via wordpress you will need … More I’ve moved!
If you ever get invited to a Swedish New Year’s Eve celebration, go. But make sure you take plenty of paracetamol to deal with the hangover the next day! I met the lovely Isabelle 4 years ago in Bali, where we had both just touched down for a month of solo travelling, so we decided … More A Swedish New Year
If this post is a little late arriving, it’s because I was lucky enough to spend the new year in Sweden and I was too busy building a family of snowmen on New Year’s Day to think about my resolutions! Today is when the Three Kings come to give out the presents in Spain, so … More What Katie Is Doing in 2016
Brazil is a backpacker’s paradise, with beaches, national parks, cheap food and parties galore. It is, on the other hand, so big that Europe would fit comfortably inside it, and still, when planning a Brazilian trip, people seem to think they can see the whole country in a matter of weeks. I spent 9 months … More Top Tips For Backpacking Brazil
These days, the internet is flooded with sites that are designed to allow willing volunteers to connect with people that need some extra help all over the world. The idea is that volunteers work for roughly 5 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week in exchange for 3 meals a day and accommodation. … More 9 Reasons You Should WWOOF
When deciding whether to work or study, especially if they have their sights set on somewhere beyond Europe, many people go for the studying option as the idea of finding yourself a work placement, sorting out a visa and flying halfway across the world without the support of a university can be pretty daunting. This … More Choosing an AIESEC Internship for your Year Abroad
Salisbury is a classic English market town less than 40 minutes on the train from Southampton, and is the perfect day trip for those after a dose of culture, a bit of window shopping or a few drinks in cosy pubs with open fires. It’s also the gateway to one of England’s most famous landmarks, … More A Southampton Student’s Guide to Salisbury