Visiting the European Capital of Culture 2019 – Beautiful Plovdiv

Letter 145 Plovdiv quickly became one of my favourite cities I've visited. Within a 10-minute radius it combines an ancient old town, modern main street and quirky colourful neighbourhood full of life. In our 3 days here we barely stopped exploring and enjoyed learning about it's vibrant history, and it's exciting future which they are … Continue reading Visiting the European Capital of Culture 2019 – Beautiful Plovdiv

Hiking Bulgaria’s Stunning Seven Lakes in May

Letter 144 After leaving Sofia we took a couple of buses to the small mountain town of Sapareva Banya where we planned for a relaxing stay before moving back to city life.┬áIn the 3 days we spent here we took a chair lift up to over 2000m, hiked around Rila's seven lakes in the sun, … Continue reading Hiking Bulgaria’s Stunning Seven Lakes in May

Rila Monastery from Sofia

Letter 143 A trip to Bulgaria would not be complete without visiting this monastery. It's beauty and magnificence are striking when paired with the forested mountains in the background and surroundings of peaceful paths and rivers.     Art and Architecture I fell completely in love with the buildings, courtyard and art that graced ever … Continue reading Rila Monastery from Sofia

Expect the Unexpected in Sofia

Letter 142 After we booked our flights to Bulgaria, a lot of people asked why we chose there. I didn't have the answers, but after visiting the capital, the most incredible monastery and now the mountains, I have all the answers. Sofia is a Balkan gem and I hope this gives you a taster and … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected in Sofia

Creating a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Letter 141 Who says travelling has to involve wearing nothing but dark colours 'because it doesn't show dirt' and changing your entire wardrobe to a selection of uninspiring clothes? Many, many backpackers say that. I disagree. I am a big advocate for being a light-packing traveller, but that doesn't mean a load of boring dark … Continue reading Creating a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Completing My Architecture Degree

Letter 140 After 3 years of extremely hard work, late nights, frustrated days, difficult critiques and countless models, drawings and essays, I am finished. 3 years went in a flash and I cannot believe I am now graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture. As I left the studio with … Continue reading Completing My Architecture Degree


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)