VOLUNTEERING FOR A SEA TURTLE PROTECTION CHARITY (and having a ball doing it)

Letter 139 Walking the sandy beaches of the Greek coastline at sunrise protecting nests, watching the hatchlings meander their way to the sea and raising awareness of the dangers to sea turtles to locals and tourists is a rewarding, fun and relaxing way to spend a few weeks of your summer. ARCHELON NEEDS VOLUNTEERS In … Continue reading VOLUNTEERING FOR A SEA TURTLE PROTECTION CHARITY (and having a ball doing it)

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LONDON’S MOST EXCLUSIVE SURREAL CINEMA EXPERIENCE

Letter 138 Imagine becoming part of a film, taking on a new persona and experiencing being in a different time and placeĀ along with a warehouse full of others taking part. For one night I became a replicant bio-engineer in an incredible set up of Blade Runner, experiencing life in Utopia threatened by the Blackout. For … Continue reading LONDON’S MOST EXCLUSIVE SURREAL CINEMA EXPERIENCE

Daffodils in the snow: Spring in Edinburgh

Letter 136 I like to wake up to birds singing, I like to go running around parks and hills in the sun and I like to walk amongst daffodils and purple flowers. These are all things I associate with spring. What I don't associate with spring is walking to uni through the meadows with snow … Continue reading Daffodils in the snow: Spring in Edinburgh

Collecting experiences, not countries

Letter 135 Something that both impresses and baffles me is when people set out to visit every country in the world. There are 195 of them, so it's not a small feat. On one hand, I think it's admirable that people are aiming to have stepped foot on every country in the world, on the … Continue reading Collecting experiences, not countries

Cliff-jumping or Thigh-flopping?

Letter 134 "You could've dropped a whale from that cliff and my splash would've been bigger." The beach is called 'Dead Goat Beach'. It's a tiny cove in Montenegro surrounded by striking orange cliffs with crystal blue waves rolling up on the white pebbles. The slight catch - it can only be accessed by violently … Continue reading Cliff-jumping or Thigh-flopping?

Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

Letter 132 The sun in shining, the sky is bright blue, the grass is greener and the flowers are blossoming. This is spring in Edinburgh; when the meadows becomes a haven for walking, sports and barbeques, the stony buildings look a little bit grander and everyone has a distinct smile on their face. Spring is … Continue reading Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

I’m going to Bulgaria!

Letter 131 What better way to wind down from a stressful few months of final year university deadlines than to jet off for a fortnight travelling through the cities, mountains and Black Sea beaches of Bulgaria? Well, that's exactly what my boyfriend and I thought today when we, quite spontaneously, booked flights to Bulgaria. In … Continue reading I’m going to Bulgaria!