A local’s guide to Sydney beaches

The following piece was written by our co-tour organizer, Pip Marshall. Make sure you check out the original piece here! After living in Australia for 10 years… I think it’s time that I finally do a post on Sydney! Out of all the countries I’ve ever been too, I have to say that Sydney is by…

Amsterdam

Originally posted on travelroundabout:
In summer, Mum and I decided that it was time we went on a holiday together, because with me being at uni and her in London, we don’t get to see each other that often. After long debate, we finally decided on Amsterdam. We only had three days in Amsterdam, and…

Wild & Free

Originally posted on travelroundabout:
Sometimes I just need to escape. To explore. To leave the confines of what is known, and find something new. Often routine kicks in, and your ability to pack up and jet off to some exotic destination just isn’t a possibility, but there is still so much to see around you…

A Whistle Stop Tour of Brighton

Originally posted on travelroundabout:
After spending 5 years living and studying in Brighton, I thought it would be the perfect city to help me start my blog! This seaside town is known for its alternative atmosphere and is the perfect city for a weekend getaway, or just a day-trip. Brighton Pier  (Source) The pier is…

Lessons I Learned From A Megabus Trip

This post is written by our co-president, Simran Thakral. Check out her original post here.  Oh Megabus. I have a love-hate relationship with you. My friends and I made the brilliant decision to spend 15 hours on the journey from Coventry to Paris via London. That same amount of time, my friends, could have gotten me…

Edinburgh

Originally posted on travelroundabout:
It’s been a crazy amount of time since I last posted, and sadly I’ve been drowning in revision so haven’t had time to write. But luckily I managed to spare a weekend to travel to Edinburgh to visit my best friend from high school (who is now a fresher at uni…

The Prettiest Pub in London

Originally posted on travelroundabout:
I’ve been spending a lot of time in Nottinghill recently, and came across this little gem last night, so thought I would share it with you all! I guess what’s most noticeable is the flowers… hundreds and hundreds of them covering the outside, making it look like a wall garden! (source)…

I volunteered in China, here’s why you should too!

This post is written by our co-president, Simran Thakral. Check out her original post here.  When people think of “volunteering abroad”, they tend to think along the lines of “going out there and making a difference in the world”. While I do realize that some may be in the position to do that, I am no…

Home Sweet Home: Bangkok

This post is written by our co-president, Simran Thakral. Check out her original post here.  Street vendors clearly mark their territory in one of the busiest districts of the city. Occupying two lanes of a four-lane road, ‘the open-air buffet’ as I sarcastically refer to it serves food to an army of bedazzled tourists and enthusiastic…

Discovering Poland – Warsaw and Krakow

This post is written by our co-president, Simran Thakral. Check out her original post here.  It’s been quite a while since I got back from Poland- safe and sound. I emphasize safe and sound because the reaction I got from friends when I told them I was travelling there was the same reaction I would…

The 5 People You Meet in a Youth Hostel

This piece was written by our co-president, Simran Thakral. Read her original post here, which also appeared in the Student Wire.  Whoever invented the concept of a Youth Hostel is a genius. Why stay in a standard boring hotel chain when you can stay in a quirky little hostel instead? Even if I could afford…