Florence, Italy 

Halfway through my degree in art history, I finally got to visit the place I have dreamed of visiting since my first set of Renaissance lectures. We timed our visit to Florence so that my 21st birthday fell during our stay there, thanks to my very accommodating and very lax other half. We stayed for … More Florence, Italy 

Glasgow, Scotland

Of all the places we have visited in the world, Paul and I have never spent a day sightseeing in Glasgow. While we’re staying at home this summer, we’ve decided to spend some time seeing more of our wonderful city. Here’s some photographs of our trips to parts of the East and West ends of … More Glasgow, Scotland

Summer Palace, Beijing

For more photographs and information on Beijing, click here.  For more information on planning a trip to China and other East Asian countries, click here. We manoeuvred the city’s complex subway system and visited the stunning Summer Palace – an eighteenth-century Qing palace which to this day remains China’s largest royal park. Entry to the palace … More Summer Palace, Beijing

Colloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome 

For more photographs and information on Rome, click here.  For more information on tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, click here. These three landmarks that all stand side by side are akin to stepping into a time warp. Rome is entirely unique in that laid bare to the public is its rich, world famous history. … More Colloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome 

Glen Coe, Scotland

For Poppy I know I say this every time I write a post about Scotland, but this one is (thankfully) proof that I’m trying to right the wrong: I really have not seen that much of our beautiful country in my twenty one years here. Yesterday, on what seemed an impossibly glorious day in terms … More Glen Coe, Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal

Our first of twenty European cities this summer was Lisbon. I bought the flights for Paul as part of his birthday present, and soon enough our ‘little’ European trip grew arms and legs (we’re away for nine weeks again this year – the first five of those will be spent across various European countries and … More Lisbon, Portugal