The Aveiro Edit: A Photo Journal

Dubbed "The Venice of Portugal" for its passage of canals and its bright, quaintly old-fashioned boats, the similarities seem to end here. For looking past the still waters and mist of magic which overhangs Aveiro, there is a world of culture lurking beneath the surface. Art-nouveau architecture punctuates the typically-Portuguese houses, its ornate swirls and … Continue reading The Aveiro Edit: A Photo Journal

The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

A bright, crisp November morning in Udine. As you wander the charming, somewhat Germanic streets, look up: pastel pink mountains frame the city, their snow-topped peaks glinting in the morning sun. The unique nature of this university city is palpable, its proximity to other European countries tangible. Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies on the mountainous border of … Continue reading The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

The Alcântara Edit: A Photo Journal

Daylight creeps over the city hills, illuminating the pastel façades of Lisbon's bright, tiled houses. Alcântara is slowly waking up. The tinkling of coffees being stirred and the clattering of store shutters rolling up float through the chilly autumn air. This part of the city seems to come to life a little slower than the … Continue reading The Alcântara Edit: A Photo Journal

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli

Situated slap-bang in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk, Gaia Deli is the last place you’d expect to find. Hidden in plain sight, Gaia is easy to stroll past without a second glance, due to its tiny shopfront; but once you’ve been inside, it’s impossible not to go back. Gaia is a little Italian haven … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure

On hearing the name "Friuli-Venezia Giulia", most people will react in precisely the same way as I did upon hearing it for the first time back in 2016. Namely, "where the heck is that?!". Because when Italy springs to mind, it is the leaning tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and the luxury brands of … Continue reading Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure

Best of Barcelona

Barcelona, for so many reasons, is one of my favourite cities in Europe. Its lively, friendly and relentlessly energetic atmosphere is entirely unique, and seems to be in a state of perpetual fiesta-fuelled summer-y-ness. Although the city sprawls across a huge expanse of land, and can at times seem overwhelmingly big, the narrow, winding streets … Continue reading Best of Barcelona

Discovering the Magic of Venice: The Hotspots

It sounds ridiculously cliché to say that Venice is 'magical' - but, in all honesty, this is the best way to describe it. This floating city (which is actually a man-made island found off the coast of Italy's Veneto region) is utterly unique in its architecture, history, culture and charm; for anyone like me, around … Continue reading Discovering the Magic of Venice: The Hotspots

Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland

'Bozen' is the German name for the Italian city of Bolzano, found in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region near the Austrian border. This city is famous for a number of reasons, including the mind-boggling fact that it is entirely bilingual. Not only are all the street signs, menus, posters and place names in both Italian and German, but … Continue reading Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland