Valladolid is a colourful city with gorgeous architecture and a Spanish feel to it. The streets are laid out on an easy grid and culminate in impressive plazas surrounded by pretty restaurants and live music any time of day. It feels bright and happy through the day and comes alive with salsa music and street food in the evening. Staying in this lovely little city is only the start of it though as it's surrounded by magical cenotes, is close to the sprawling Rio Lagartos and is the gateway to the famous Chichen Itza.
Jaipur for me was a whirlwind and had many ups, a few downs and moments of pure confusion. We spent 3 days wandering around The Pink City, visiting palaces and forts, and taking in as much of this insane city as possible. There is so much to do, both in and out of the city, and it truly is a remarkable place. Where do I even begin with our stay here?
Udaipur was everything I expected and more. It was grand, full of exquisite architecture and littered with colourful fabrics, food and flora. What I didn't expect was to find some of the kindest people I've ever met, to feel relaxed and at ease quite so quickly, or to see cows sit at the top of the pecking order when it comes to road rules. No one is safer than a cow on an Indian road.
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
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 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
Letter 122 My 5 days in Berlin were filled with beautiful architecture, striking street art, salty pretzels and Christmas cheer. I fell in love with this quirky city and all its perfect imperfections. This is part 2 of my account of Berlin, and its taken almost a month to get it written and uploaded, but … Continue reading Beauty of Berlin
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
Letter 95 In Cordoba, the month 'May' doesn't exist. They have January, February, March, April and Cordoba. The city completely comes alive in May and I was very lucky to be there during the month of Cordoba. For the last week of May, the Feria takes over Cordoba, bringing people from all over Spain and … Continue reading Cordoba at it’s best
Letter 91 Finally it's over. Months of hard work, weeks of long days and a number of sleepless nights. Architecture is not a healthy subject to choose and this year has been a killer. Despite half loosing my mind at the end and putting in more time and effort than ever before, I feel I … Continue reading Alive again