Bad Muskau

One of the places that I’ve particularly loved visiting during my year in Germany is Meissen. I’d even go as far as saying it’s my favourite place that I’ve visited in Germany – aside from Dresden, of course. Since the end of my year abroad is fast fading away into the past, I wanted to…

Pirna & Nuremberg 

It’s been a few days now since I wrote my last blog post, and to be honest, writing my blogs has now become a little sad. The end of my year abroad is almost here and with every blog post I write the end just seems that little bit closer every time. Since writing my…

Wroclaw, Poland

A few weeks ago, I got a completely random notification from Flixbus – the largest bus company in Germany – containing details of an offer to travel to Poland for only €1. Naturally, the inner travel fanatic inside of me jumped at the opportunity and booked the tickets within minutes. And after having already had the…

Italian Adventure Part III: Como & Bellagio

Today officially marks the beginning of my last month in Dresden: the final month of my year abroad. And to tell you the truth, I’m already feeling sad. I’m sad to say goodbye to the amazing people I’ve met here, incredibly sad to close the door on one of the best years of my life,…

Italian Adventure Part II: Sirmione, Genova & Boccadasse

Considering I had never once even visited Italy before starting my year abroad, this country has fast become the one I’ve visited most during my year abroad. Thus far, I’ve seen Venice, Verona, Milan and several others too. And it’s safe to say, I’ve most definitely fallen in love with this country. It seems that in…

Italian Adventure Part I: Milan & Desenzano

It appears that my travelling has been happening in rather tremendous bursts, recently. For a few weeks, everything is peaceful and relaxed and suddenly a few weeks later, everything is chaotic and I’m visiting loads of new places all at once. Therefore, I’ve decided to collate my next three blogs into a small trilogy entitled…

Bautzen

Since my last blog post, around two months have elapsed – and what a busy few months it’s been. I started my second semester at the University of Dresden and more interestingly, I’ve taken up learning Chinese. Just because, you know, why not? I’m always up for something challenging and the prospect of learning what…

Venice, Italy

The second part of my little Italian adventure saw Rachael and I travel two hours west of Verona on the train, towards Italy’s main attraction: Venice. What actually appears as less of a real place, and more of a beautiful film set, surrounded by water, Venice is a watery maze that stuns from the first…

Verona, Italy.

‘In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” once wrote Shakespeare, in the opening scene of one of the most widely read plays in history: Romeo and Juliet. And it’s Verona, a small city in the north of Italy and also the next city on my list, where Shakespeare took inspiration for this very play….

Cologne

Although it only seems like a mere few hours ago since I left Tenerife and posted my last blog post, in the following week since leaving the beautiful, sunny island of Tenerife I’ve already been lucky enough to visit another city in Germany – Cologne/Köln. Having already visited Cologne during a Year 9 school trip,…

Tenerife, Canary Islands

In my last twelve blogs I’ve been predominantly exploring Germany, with the occasional trip to another European country or two. For this next blog, however, I ventured a little further – a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes further, to be precise – to sun, sea and sand in the beautiful Canary Island of…

Innsbruck, Austria

This weekend saw me head back to Munich to meet up with Rachael and so many other third years from Warwick. Exams are finished and what better way to celebrate having finished the first semester of Uni in Germany than travelling. Whilst in Munich, it only seemed right to attempt to visit another new place….