Bucket List Japan

For my exchange program, I was fortunate enough to be offered a place in Kyoto University, in the heart of Japan’s former capital (794-1868). Here, you get a mixture of old and new, traditional and...

Babes, Booze and Beaches

Before coming to Sydney I was told that I HAD to get into a college “cos they were soooo much fun.” I did not get into a college. I was too lazy to apply for any of the colleges in time, and so I...

Californication

Not many people have heard about University of California, Santa Barbara; the student paradise on the southern Californian coast. Of the nine UC campuses, when it comes to the deciding between them,...

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

Sicily. It’s a place of extremes. Extreme frustration and extreme tranquility. But on the other hand all its complexities come down to one simple fact: it’s a place stuck in the past. A past full...

South America’s Forgotten Capital

When asked to name South America’s main cities most people’s first answer would probably include Brazil’s enigmatic Rio de Janeiro, Argentina’s dynamic Buenos Aires or Peru’s historic Lima....

Living in the Fast Lane in Singapore

When I first found out I was going to Singapore for my exchange programme, I was extremely excited, but also intrigued. Everybody has heard of ‘Strict Singapore’; no jaywalking, no chewing...

Life in the Noble Gren

The aim of this column is to provide an insight into the realities of living in a country – replacing flawed national stereotypes. Despite intending to do this, the French really do live up to many...

Another Night in Nantes

If the popular statistic is correct, Nantes has only a handful more French people than London. But as I doubted Edinburgh would’ve been best pleased with me doing an exchange at UCL, I opted to...