Antwerp, Belgium 

When I was planning our trip to Brussels I knew I wanted to incorporate day trips to both Antwerp and Amsterdam into the itinerary. After studying Flemish art and the Renaissance in Northern Europe extensively at university in St Andrews I had racked up more than a few churches, buildings and sculptures I wanted to explore in all three cities. Booking.com … More Antwerp, Belgium 

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Dublin, Ireland

I’ve visited Dublin twice – once with my family and once with my best friend. The city is so beautiful – I find it to be much like Glasgow: green, full of friendly people, and best of all full of pubs. The famous Temple Bar is not to be missed – the atmosphere is electric, … More Dublin, Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in Europe. Although only around 50 miles separates them, it’s worlds away from Glasgow. Rich in history and architecture, it is a must see for anyone visiting Scotland. Princes Street is great for shopping,  high street and designer, whereas Grassmarket is excellent for vintage shopping. The Royal Mile … More Edinburgh, Scotland

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 

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