Oh yes, yes I am. I’m writing a post all about why you should vote for me in the Big Blog Exchange. As if the fun, flashing little box to the right of the screen and my amazing writing skills aren’t reason enough, I write today with the sole intention of conning you into voting […]

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
1. Assume that you are loved. 2. Assume that those who love you find some kind of value in you and the things you do. 3. Assume, however, that you don’t need to be valuable in order to be worthy of love. 4. Assume that there is no one…

That quote (from JFK, if you’re curious) coupled with ‘Mr Gorbachev, open this gate,’ (Ronald Reagan) are two of the few things I remember clearly from history class. Impressive, huh? Berlin actually featured quite heavily in my high school history class, we spent one semester studying the Cold War, and another WWII. Of course, as […]

It’s a tagline that features on a souvenir range, and it couldn’t be more appropriate, because yes, Latvia is a nice place indeed. To tell the truth, it was never a place that had crossed my mind when considering where I wanted to travel in Europe. But as is often the case, this point of view changed […]

I hadn’t really planned in returning to Italy so soon, but when the opportunity of travelling there with my family over my Christmas break presented itself, how could I refuse? I mean hey, free food and accommodation. Well kind of, anyway. It was still strange though, to go back to all these cities I’d already been […]

The Swiss capital is small, quiet and unassuming. Sort of like Canberra, but Canberra lacks the charm this plucky little city seems to have. Bern lags behind other Swiss cities like Zurich and Geneva in terms of touristy attractions, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unless of course you plan to spend more than […]

Eight days ’til Christmas! That’s how I would normally be at this point in the year. Yes, I am a  nineteen year old who still gets excited about Christmas. But right now, I’m listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies and seeing all the Christmas things in shops and yet I just don’t have that […]