Not every backpacker is a party animal, or a bucketlist traveller, some of us are geeks, and so I thought I'd write a guide for people looking for places to geek out in Sydney. The State Library of New South Wales The State Library of New South Wales is probably one of the last places … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Sydney
It's been a week since I arrived in Australia and what a week it's been! First Impressions It's sunny! Not the most original observation but it was a massive change from bleak autumnal England. As a city Sydney is vast and it has taken a while to realise just how big it is. It was … Continue reading I’m in Sydney!
The news that AQA are planning to scrap A Level Classical Civilisation is devastating, following on from pulling History of Art and Archaeology A Levels allegedly due to the courses being 'too specialised'. Humanities subjects are facing yet another blow as a result of the narrowing of the English Education system. I was surprised to … Continue reading A Modern Day Tragedy: AQA plans to scrap A Level Classical Civilisation.
It's less than a month until I leave for Australia, and the pre-departure nerves have hit. For the past year I have been very confident in telling people my plan to travel to Australia and backpack for a year or so, I have been very casual about talking about it. The conversation often goes like … Continue reading Travel Preparations: Am I ready?
If you're new to backpacking and looking for a city to visit, or planning a trip around Eastern Europe then Krakow is definitely the place for you! The second largest city in Poland offers history, food, culture and a cool vibe which makes it a great place for backpackers or 'snap packers'. If you're tempted … Continue reading Krakow: A Snap-packer’s Guide
Today marks a year since Megan and I arrived home from our 27 day interrail trip around Eastern Europe, around this time last year we were on our way back to my house in Egham. We'd ordered an obscene amount of Indian food and were sad to be back in England. I only realised the … Continue reading Interrail 2015 : A reflective photo essay
It was a bleak and dismal day in Prague, the weather had taken a turn for the worse ever since we had left Krakow. After recuperating in our cosy hostel, we were keen to venture out and one place I had come across when devising the itinerary for our trip was the Prague Museum of … Continue reading The Worst Museum In History
In two months time I will be packed and ready to go to the airport to catch my flight to Sydney and start my long term travel adventure in Australia! For the most part I am exactly where I wanted to be in terms of my travel preparations, however there are still a few things … Continue reading Travel Preparations: 2 Months to go!
After being inspired by Richard Ayoade's Travel Man a friend of mine asked me if I'd like to go away for August Bank Holiday Weekend. Paris surprised us by being cheaper than Berlin or Barcelona. We took the Eurostar and stayed in a cute little AirBnB flat and had a brilliant time exploring Paris during … Continue reading A Weekend in Paris
After dedicating most of our interrail trip to visiting the biggest cities in Eastern Europe, we'd grown a little weary of city life by the time we'd reached Budapest and enjoyed its exciting nightlife. Budapest was the halfway point of our 27 day trip and we hadn't booked anywhere to stay after it. So the … Continue reading Brașov – the sleepy town that stole my heart