Magic on the Isle of Skye

“And then the crowd rejoiced and they all went to hold their faces in the river’s water” Our guide, Carrie, looked at us expectantly, and we threw side glances to each other – surely she didn’t mean we actually should go and dunk our faces in this frigid Scottish water? We were on the Isle…

Observing Balkan relations through the World Cup

I’m actually fascinated how international relations play out on stages other than, well the international relations and diplomacy one. Eurovision voting blocs, for example, are an interesting display of historical rivalries and geographical familiarities. This time however, I’ve observed it through the lens of “the world game” – which somewhat ironically, can’t find a consensus…

An afternoon in Bucharest

I arrived into Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport from Athens on a dreary, overcast morning. With intentions to head off to Transylvania that afternoon, I didn’t have long up my sleeve to take in Romania’s diverse capital city. After taking the bus from the airport to the Gare de Nord and purchasing my train ticket to…

Why you should visit Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a city that is both super interesting and incredibly beautiful, but is often overlooked. Located on the French-side of the French/German border in the Alsace region, this busy city mixes merci with danke; medieval with modern; and politics with art. I spent a weekend visiting a friend who showed me the very best of one of the…

Guide to Pinxtos in San Sebastian

Pinxtos are going to be a major feature of a trip to San Sebastian – so you’ll want to know what you’re doing when you get there