72 hours in Budapest

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats getting to know the culture, history, politics, and (of course) the food of each new place you visit, and it’s safe to say that Budapest isn’t lacking in any of these areas! From enjoying the panoramic views of Budapest while cruising along the River Danube to letting your hair down…

72 hours in Barcelona

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats a weekend escape to a place where the sun is (almost) always shining, where the streets are always bustling, the atmosphere is vibrant and where you just can’t get enough of the food… If that all  sounds perfect, then Barcelona is the place for you! Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage…

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…

3 razões para visitar a cidade do Porto!

By Emma Bralic Velho O Porto é uma cidade portuguesa situada no norte do país à beira mar. É uma cidade muito bonita e que deveria ser mais apreciada.  Se nunca tiveres ouvido falar sobre a cidade do Porto, prepara-te já, porque isto agora vai ser mesmo uma aventura!  Comida. É um facto bem conhecido…

Um passeio na Parque de Juventude

By Finn Hills Ao chegar em São Paulo, seria ingenuidade achar que você poderia lidar bem com a vida de turista. A maior cidade da América do Sul que ao contrário do Rio de Janeiro, parece uma selva urbana como outras cidades Latino-americanas. Contudo, se você fosse atrás uma experiência mais personalizada e fora do…

Культура фаст-фуда в России

По Anna Walthew Когда я была в России, это удивило меня, сколько ресторанов фаст-фуда я увидела. Мне казалось, что все рестораны в Санкт-Петербурге – это рестораны фаст-фуда. Конечно, там много других ресторанов, но это показывает, как процветает рынок фаст-фуда в России. В 2011 году доля фаст-фуда от продаж потребительских продуктов питания составляла 47%, а в…

Three things I learnt from interrailing in Europe for (almost) three weeks

By Emma Walker Interrailing was, in six words, an unbelievable and eye-opening experience. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to visit places such as Berlin, Prague, Geneva, Montpelier, Barcelona, Valencia and Paris in such a short time period, giving me the opportunity to improve my language skills as I went. It is something…

Visiting Your Besties Without Breaking the Bank

By Lily King If you have mates living abroad, it can seem impossible to visit them without breaking the bank. These top tips will be sure to help you save the pennies when you travel. Book in advance Transport is often a lot cheaper if you book way in advance! Check out how far in…

Interrailing on a budget

By Freya Richold As do thousands of students across the UK every year in the months following their A levels, I was lucky enough to go interrailing last July. However, not everyone is this lucky, as the main obstacle blocking students from the month of their life in Europe is money. But interrailing does not…

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…