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New Years Eve in Düsseldorf, Germany

If you couldn’t tell by my Instagram, I spend A LOT of time in the Düsseldorf area and Germany as a whole. Being married to a German has it’s advantages. I have access to all the sauerkraut in the world, the opportunity to work/live in Germany, and the RIGHT to blow up massive fireworks without adult supervision on New Years Eve. My extended family in Düsseldorf has always welcomed…

Day Trip to Münster, Germany

Welcome to Münster! Since Germany is just a few hours away from London, I head back to my husband’s homeland every 3 or so months to visit the family in a village outside of Düsseldorf. There’s only SO MUCH you can do in a village of 100,000 people – most over the age of 55 – so I’m always pushing for day trips to nearby cities. I was pleasantly…

Studying Abroad in the UK: Important Things You Need to Know

Are you thinking about studying abroad in the UK? I’m here to spill the tea about the important things you need to know in 2018, but with Brexit right around the corner… it’s anyone’s game so keep checking in for updates! I completed my masters in July 2017 with a Masters in Science (MSc) from SOAS, The University of London. My MSc was in Development Studies because I…

2018 New Years Resolution: Visit 1 Country Per Month until 2019

I’m not much for the New Years Resolution tradition. My Mom likes to tell me that I am a ‘spirited young woman’ and really that’s all the validation I need – mhm kay thanks. So perhaps this post should more appropriately be titled: 2018 New Years CHALLENGE: Visit 1 Country Per Month until 2019 For me – aka the only person that matters in this circumstance – writing…

Galavanting in Gaziantep, Turkey

Just after I finished my MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, The University of London – I was briefly working for an international NGO that specializes in med aid in conflict zones. To gather more experience, I was sent into the field to work alongside their Syria project – but from the safety of Gaziantep, Turkey. Whilst I was based there for almost two months, a perfect storm was…