A Walk Through Newcastle’s History

I've been visiting Newcastle since I was young. It's the closest city to my hometown of Middlesbrough, and though the place isn't huge (I quickly realised this when I started spending summers with family in London), it's fairly cosmopolitan compared to Middlesbrough. In a sort of parallel universe, I even live in Newcastle. I spent…

East Meets West: Exploring Görlitz, Germany

My day trip to Görlitz started at 8:30am in Hauptbahnhof, Berlin's main train station. I was there over an hour too early for my first train to Cottbus, where I'd change to a small, regional German train to Görlitz, in the very east of Germany on the Polish border. Hauptbahnhof is a maze of levels…

London Day Trips: Canterbury

Since visiting Margate on a bright winter day this January, I've felt good things about Kent. I've never spent time exploring this area of England before now - a travesty, really, seeing how close it is to London and how easy to access so much of it by train. When you live in London, especially…

48 Hours in Bruges, Belgium

My expectations of a city-trip to Bruges entirely revolved around quintessential Belgian stereotypes: fries, chocolate, and traditional medieval buildings. This is perhaps a little unfair to the miniature city in the west of Belgium – there was actually plenty more to it than that. The train from Antwerp to Bruges, a journey of just under…

Ben & Jerry’s One Sweet Social at Wünderlust – 20th October 2016

I have a good opinion of Ben & Jerry's. They simultaneously make great ice cream and are unafraid of taking political stances on issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and, most recently, the Black Lives Matter campaign. Continuing in this spirit they held what I can only describe as a community fundraiser ice-cream party…

Weinerei Forum, Berlin

For wine connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, Weinerei Forum is an experience. Although the establishment operates as a relaxed vegetarian/vegan café by day, it is the evening when it should be visited. Go after 20:00 and the place is transformed into a chic pay-what-you-want wine bar, where for an entrance fee of €2 you are…