Throwback to a good ten years ago (God, I feel old). Italy. Rome. The Trevi Fountain. Nice right? Picture me and my parents, happily enjoying the sunny day as we stroll through the Roman alleyways in the direction of the Trevi Fountain. It’s not my first time in Rome - I have been here a … Continue reading STORY TIME: The Fontana di Trevi incident.
To a lot of people, loneliness can be a familiar feeling. It doesn’t have to be constant, doesn’t have to be something negative, but something that we all go through at some point. Be it because of an empty house, people leaving or solo travelling, this feeling seems to grip you all of a sudden … Continue reading LONELINESS
A PLACE TO UNWIND: OFF-GRID SCOTLAND
Sometimes, you need a few moments in life to sit back and relax. As fourth year at uni takes its toll on me (or more like, punches me right in the face) and work takes up most of my free time, I often find myself gasping for breath and needing a few moments to close … Continue reading A PLACE TO UNWIND: OFF-GRID SCOTLAND
VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE: Halong Bay
Next up on our Vietnam guide series is Halong Bay (or Halong-a, as my guide pronounced it), a conglomerate of tiny islands constellating the Vietnamese shores and creating an absolutely stunning set up for locals and foreigners looking for some peace of mind. Here is a short video I put together, with clips from the … Continue reading VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE: Halong Bay
MEETING THE PRINCE OF LIECHTENSTEIN (NOT)
Check out my latest adventures in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and our failed attempts at meeting the prince. Features lots of awkwardness and social anxiety. Have a lovely day! Elena
WHY ‘ENVYING’ ISN’T THE ANSWER
When you travel a lot, you get used to hearing the same sentence all over again from friends, family members, or even strangers. The three words that they think make a lot of sense and might make you feel good about yourself, but that never fail to frustrate me. 'I envy you' is something that … Continue reading WHY ‘ENVYING’ ISN’T THE ANSWER
SURVIVING A 13-HOUR TRAIN RIDE IN VIETNAM
This is not going to contain detailed instructions on how to look up, book or find a train in Vietnam, how their railway system works or what kind of trains they utilise in their daily rides. This is going to be a post on how to SURVIVE a 13-hour night train from Hanoi to Hue, … Continue reading SURVIVING A 13-HOUR TRAIN RIDE IN VIETNAM
WHAT MAKES A TRIP WORTH IT?
(Did I go to Berlin?) They say travelling is the food of the soul, a tool to widen your horizons and experience life in a different way. Reaching for the unknown and coming back richer than you were before. Travelling is about exploring, discovering, merging with a new reality and making it your own, if … Continue reading WHAT MAKES A TRIP WORTH IT?