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

A trip to Fife: flowers, beaches and castles

Letter 87 I turned 20 this week. I hit the next decade of my life, and to celebrate, I spent the weekend exploring a new part of Scotland. Every time I visit a different part of Scotland I realise how wonderful and diverse the country really is. So today, in letter 87, I would like … Continue reading A trip to Fife: flowers, beaches and castles

Milan: the city of shopping

Letter 76 I was unsure of Milan when we first arrived. I thought there may not have been much for me here. However, after a day exploring, this large city has started to win me over. We visited some beautiful spots of the city and I've actually had a really nice, sunny, relaxing day. Just … Continue reading Milan: the city of shopping

The world in microcosm

Letter 44 "The pond represents the ocean, the hills represent the mountains and the trees become the forests of the world." In my last couple of days in Philly I spent my time exploring the extensive Fairmount Parkand. I was surprised at how many wonderful areas and buildings I found, as well as the statues … Continue reading The world in microcosm

Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

Letter 43 Walking through Chinatown seeing rundown buildings, hearing beeping horns and shouting in the distance and only spotting faraway skyscrapers among the clouds peeping above, I thought I'd made a mistake staying for 4 nights in Philadelphia. It seems I was wrong. The deeper I wondered into the city, walking constantly through the parallel … Continue reading Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

Our host took us to a cookout!

Letter 37 Barely 5 minutes after meeting our wonderful airbnb host she very kindly invited us to join her at her friend's cookout; an offer we gratefully accepted! After a fantastic first day in Boston we thought we were the luckiest people in the world! It took us 11 and a half hours on an … Continue reading Our host took us to a cookout!

In Glasgow for the afternoon

Letter 15 Glasgow is a stark contrast to the medieval Edinburgh that I'm used to, but a welcome change. My visit to Glasgow on Thursday afternoon offered me sunshine and skyscrapers and I grew quite fond of the Scottish city. From Edinburgh it's so easy and cheap to get to Glasgow and I don't know … Continue reading In Glasgow for the afternoon