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

How to calculate a travel budget (and other tips)

Letter 129 My developed, tried-and-tested formula for travel budgeting works for me every time and should be useful if you're planning any trip and somehow you have to come up with a number of how much money you'll need. It's pretty simple and can take as much or as little time as you'd like - … Continue reading How to calculate a travel budget (and other tips)

Homesick or Travelsick?

Letter 127 "Do you ever get homesick when you're away?" "Actually no. I find I just get travel-sick when I'm home." I've had this same conversation with a lot of my friends and family who find it difficult to comprehend that I like to go away for months at a time, on my own, and … Continue reading Homesick or Travelsick?

Feeling Happy

Letter 126 Happiness isn't talked about enough, and right now I'm feeling really happy, so I wanted to write about it. I want to write about finding the happiness in the stressful times, or finding the rainbow in a cloudy day. Something crazy seems to be happening to me. Only a couple of days ago … Continue reading Feeling Happy

15 (non travel) things I’m looking forward to after finishing uni*

Letter 125 *some may be travel related. In just 14 weeks my stress levels will dissolve into the floor and I will embark on the first period of my life which will not be followed by education. It seems crazy to even think about but I am so ready. Other than travelling, I have a … Continue reading 15 (non travel) things I’m looking forward to after finishing uni*

Random thoughts of a 20 year old architecture student

Letter 124 My life currently revolves around google sketchup, training my hair to last 3 days between washes and the decision of having 1 or 2 jacket potatoes. Riveting I know. January seemed to disappear in a flash to me - contrary to other people saying it's dragged on for ages. I'm going into the … Continue reading Random thoughts of a 20 year old architecture student

A question of belonging

Letter 120 As a traveller I have questioned what it means to belong somewhere and whether travelling inhibits our ability to belong. Psychotraveller recently made a video (here) on the subject and was very negative about it, so I wanted to share my take on it. She titled it "I don't feel like I belong … Continue reading A question of belonging

Travel Plans After University

Letter 117 This is a letter more for me than you, to get me away from my architectural theory reading and escape off to the plans in my head for travel once I finally finish my degree. Plans include Germany, Greece, Scotland, horses, Eastern Europe, English teaching qualification, Mum's 60th trip and the States. All … Continue reading Travel Plans After University

Bad at blogging and missing Montenegro

Letter 111 I'm pretty certain I'm one of the worst bloggers out there. Honestly, I'm not even sure I can call myself a blogger. Maybe I can when I'm no longer suffocated by deadlines and restricted to spending most of my waking hours in the studio I'll get better. Or maybe I just need a … Continue reading Bad at blogging and missing Montenegro

I survived Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival

Letter 109 I've been pretty silent for the last month. In actual fact, I last posted almost 6 weeks ago! The main reason for this is that I've been pretty wrapped up in Edinburgh's Fringe Festival for the last 4 weeks, and prior to this I was enjoying myself far too much in Montenegro. So … Continue reading I survived Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival