My year abroad in Italy | Unseen photo diary

It was one year ago today, on the 23rd of August 2017 that I started my crazy year abroad experience. I feel like the best way to commemorate this anniversary is with a photo diary of “unseen” pictures and Polaroids.…

Italy’s most Instagrammable places | Part 2

This is the second part of my Instagrammable blog posts, this time featuring Florence, Lake Como, Amalfi Coast, Rome and Lake Garda. For these cities, I included a bit more of a “storytime” element of what went down to get…

Going to some of Italy’s most Instafamous places | Part 1

My motto in life goes something along the lines of  “I’ll do anything for the gram’”. And when it came to picking a country to go to for a year, what was my biggest influencer? Instagram. The idyllic Instafamous places…

Exploring Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Milan and Pisa.

A review of my year abroad; how it really went.

Now that I’ve been back in England for a couple of weeks and have had time to properly digest my thoughts, I feel like this to be the perfect time for a summary of my year abroad in Italy. This…

The Dos and Don’ts when living / traveling around Italy

Dos: Language: – Since living in Italy, I’ve been taking Italian classes alongside my business classes in English and it’s been incredible. I love having this new skill and also just knowing what is going on around me. It’s obviously…

Going on a year long Erasmus exchange with anxiety

Hi Anxiety, Since starting this blog, I figured at some point I’d end up sharing this part of my life. And this week I just thought, why the heck not, cos there’s no time like the present. Basically, I have/had…

The one where I went on an Erasmus trip to Cinque Terre

Back in October with a bunch of people from first semester, we went on an organised Erasmus trip to Cinque Terre. This is something I had known about for weeks prior to moving to Italy and it made me so…

How to Travel around Italy on a Student Budget

More often than not when you’re in a different country for a semester or two you’ll find yourself wanting to travel. It’s possible that you’ll even prioritise travelling over studying on your “study abroad semester” (sorry mum). When you’re away…

The one where I went to the French Riviera

The first and most last minute / spontaneous trip I did during my first semester in Italy was to the French Riviera with my Swedish friends Elin, Lovisa and Ida and my Canadian friend Laurence. Most of that weekend was…