The Year Abroad Blues

By Fabiana Barber Monday morning. I’d gently open the balcony doors to feel the warm Madrid sun hug me, as light flooded my room. I’d sip a ‘Café con leche’ with a sugar-topped Magdalena in Plaza de Callao, content with the day ahead. After lectures had finished, I’d head home to my 12-person flat filled…

Thailand: the ins and outs of volunteering

In my first year at University I was starting to feel jealous looking at photos pop up from people travelling on gap years. While I was stuck in lectures or writing essays, they were having incredible, life-changing experiences and I wanted to have them too! Walking back to my accommodation one day, I was handed…

How to Live Like a Scandinavian

By Sophie Mash Scandinavians are known to be some of the happiest, most stylish and relaxed people in the world; with Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland being the World Happiness Report’s Top 4 Happiest Countries in 2018. So… why are Scandinavians so happy and how can you live like a Scandinavian? Hygge (Hoo-guh) is a…