About Me


Welcome to my blog! I’m Lou and I started this blog almost 4 years ago to document my travels and to provide as much information about the places I’ve been as possible.

Since the beginning of my letters from Lou, I have completed my architecture university degree, vowed I’d never go back and got a job managing events within a historic buildings trust, worked at said trust for 18 months and then finished to go off and travel for a while (who knows how long). Crazily, I then plan to return to the UK to do an architecture placement, with a view to going back to university to do a masters. How times change. For the first half of 2020, travel is the focus and it’s due to be a pretty fantastic few months.

I hope you’ll enjoy my musings – past, present and future.


A small part of my beautiful city – Edinburgh



I started this blog to document my travels at university and now my future trips. In first year I went to America to work with kids at summer camp and in second year I went travelling around Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Montenegro. I also managed to escape off to Iceland, Italy, Germany and Bulgaria whilst at university, so all in all I did pretty well! Whilst working my first full time adult job, I got away to Poland and Czechia in the winter, India in the spring and then I returned to Portugal in the summer. Who says you can’t travel with a full time job?!

The real adventure starts now as I have no concrete plans of work and a good few months free to travel. First stop: Mexico and Belize.



I’ve always treated this blog as just part of the website ‘aletterfromlou.com‘. I want to provide good information on the places I’ve been and the things I’ve done. I want this whole thing to be helpful. I haven’t managed to develop these areas but hopefully when I have more time I will.

Most importantly, I want this to be full of memories, photos and stories that I can keep looking back on in years to come, and that’s always been my favourite part of it.


Thank you very much for visiting my website – stay tuned for more letters!


From Lou

[Page updated 16/12/2019]

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