Landwehr Canal

The heat had reached 30° so the last thing I wanted to do was stay couped up inside all day. Our roommate had told me about a nearby canal that was perfect to visit in the summer. You can sit on the bank while the swans pass by and the occasional dingy full of drunk […]


A Day in Charlottenburg

As it started to get ever so slightly warmer, I decided to take a trip to Charlottenburg – somewhere I haven’t been since we came to Berlin in 2015. I took the U-Bahn to Wittenbergplatz which is a station at the very outskirts of Schöneberg, only a short walk to cross the border into Charlottenburg. As I […]


Back in Berlin

Being back in Berlin is different compared to the first time around. Last time we had something planned that was going to take us back home and back to ‘reality’. This time feels more real, more permanent and much more terrifying. We’ve been in Berlin for about three months and we still don’t have a place […]


Europe to North America

Bridge Between Continents

It was our last full day in Iceland and there was one last attraction that we were determined to see before heading our separate ways. The ‘Bridge Between Continents’ is a small footbridge in the south-west of the country that passes between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, meaning you can technically walk from one continent […]


Behind the Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss View

With only two days left until we needed to take back the rental car, we couldn’t possibly leave without seeing one of Iceland’s famous waterfalls. For those of you that don’t know – Iceland’s waterfalls are arguably some of the most impressive in the world and are one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Since we […]


21 in Iceland

View from Kerið

My 21st birthday had arrived and we finally had a rental car to start ticking some items off of that ‘bucket list‘. The only thing was that by the time we had dragged ourselves out of bed and picked up the car – it was way too late to do what I had originally planned. […]


Reunited in Keflavik

After landing in Iceland, the plan was to get a taxi from Keflavik airport to the hotel which was only about 5 minutes away (but over an hour to walk), where we’d meet my parents. Instead, we were pleasantly surprised when we walked through arrivals and a hand tapped me on the shoulder. My parents […]


7 Countries in 4 Days

Edinburgh Airport

Taking four hour-long stops along the way, traffic turned what should have been a tedious 16-hour drive into a 25-hour journey from hell (OK, maybe that’s a little bit dramatic…I’m sure there’s been worse – I could have been driving). We finally arrived in Teesside on Thursday evening after driving through five different countries and […]