About Me


Welcome to my blog! I’m Lou and I started this blog almost 5 (!) 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 returned to the UK and started a master’s in interior design which I’m now half way through.

For me, 2020 wasn’t the horrible year it was for many people, and I’m so grateful for that. I managed to travel for almost 3 months around Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, and started a master’s degree which I love. I’ve also luckily been in employment for the duration of the pandemic, and tried to find joy in simple things and my lovely city, Edinburgh. 

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 beyond. Before I started I spent a summer in Greece and Italy, 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?! Since quitting I spent time travelling around Central America and, despite the pandemic, I hope to get back to travelling in the next few years!



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 16/02/2021]



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