Category : Travel

Cycling through the US: a travel diary

12 months ago / 0 comments

When I was younger, my dad would paraphrase a Chinese saying: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Today, I’m a 4th year medical student and whilst I work hard and I’m good at jumping through hoops, there have been very few times in my life when I was … Read More

The Safari Diaries: Day 2

1 year ago / 0 comments

What people forget to tell you about Africa is that it gets cold there, too – colder than you would expect, especially out in the Savannah. That’s why at 6 a.m. on my second day in South Africa I set off to see the elephants looking like this: Despite nearly freezing … Read More

The Safari Diaries: Day 1

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by wildlife. When I was eight my mom bought a collection of National Geographic documentaries, each film focussed on a different animal, and I spent all summer watching and re-watching the movies. I think that was when I decided I needed … Read More

Winter Sun in Morocco

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s getting to that time of year when leaving the warmth of your duvet in the morning is one of the hardest tasks of the day; let alone the walk home in total darkness. Given the dark nights and cold mornings, daydreaming about next year’s summer holiday is hard to … Read More

The perfect Christmas break: Madrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

With Christmas just around the corner, Spain’s thriving capital, Madrid, makes an excellent weekend getaway. Long eclipsed by its cultural rival, Barcelona, the city is making a return as a tourist location. December to February, the city is frozen, eliminating some of the maddening crowds than can flow through in … Read More

A Christmas in Malaysia

4 years ago / 0 comments

Waking up and wishing your family ‘Merry Christmas!’ before going for a dip in the infinity pool feels a bit unnatural, especially when you’re used to waking up to freezing cold British weather on the 25th of December. With the jet-lag having just about worn off from the eighteen hour … Read More

Costa Rica: Sun, surf and unspoiled bliss

4 years ago / 0 comments

Bordering Panama, Costa Rica contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. What’s more, it has the highest population density of plants and animals species in the world. It is ecologically unspoiled, promoting conservation, protection and sustainable use of ecosystems. Monte Verde Biological Cloud Forest Reserve Visualise walking through the clouds. Above … Read More

Travel Troubles for the LGBT are out of touch

4 years ago / 0 comments

You’re on holiday. You’re nice and relaxed, lounging around the pool with your partner. The catch? No one can know you’re together. For the LGBT community, this is a reality in some parts of the globe. It would seem the world is not their oyster; not if they want to … Read More

China: A Modern Classic

4 years ago / 0 comments

Stretching from the plains of Mongolia down to the warm climates of South-East Asia and with a long, proud history. China has a huge amount to offer for any tourist up for an adventure. Beijing This city of 20 million is the true definition of a metropolis. Spend your time … Read More

Travel | Get lost in Central America

4 years ago / 0 comments

Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America.  It lies on the Pacific and the Caribbean Coast, making it rich and diverse in both Latin-American and Afro-Caribbean culture. Sailing between picturesque islands, trekking through dense cloud rainforests, seeing spectacular wildlife, climbing ancient Mayan ruins, dancing in … Read More