Originally posted on İnsanlık Hali:
To my friends who live outside of Turkey: I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the…

Hagia Sofia

I don’t fall in love easily. Especially with big cities, but somehow Istanbul won my heart. I suspect it is in part thanks to the four fantastic friends I was lucky enough to explore the city with, after all travelling with good friends always makes a huge difference to the experience. I have wanted to go […]

The Eiffel Tower

They say getting there is half the fun. In this case I disagree. When you’re occasionally prone to motion sickness, getting there can be no fun. At all. Such is the case with the 12 hour overnight bus trip from Munich to Paris. But, boy was it worth it. I can happily cross Paris off […]


When I finally received my letter of acceptance But then I had to apply for my visa So when I finally made it to Europe everything was full of wonder. I started to make friends, but there was that one British guy who always made convict jokes. And when I’d tell people I didn’t drink […]

In short, that offers a very accurate of summary to my short trip to Switzerland. But, of course, there’s actually a lot more to it than that. Since the return of my friends to their home countries at the end of last semester I have been making (and executing) plans to visit them. When I […]

I wrote my ‘Big Bad To-Do List of Awesomeness’ 6 months ago (which you can find here). At that point I had thought I would be back in Australia by now. I’m not, and somewhere between the ups and downs of ‘holy-shit-I’m-still-here’, and the recent passing of my 20th birthday, I’ve started to think that […]

Naturally, growing up in Australia meant that for me meeting another Aussie was not a big deal. After 6 months in Europe however, I have come to realise that we are in fact fascinating, exotic human beings. And while I love to share the Australian culture with foreigners, I have come to notice a pattern. […]