Here, There and Everywhere in 2014

In 2012 and 2013 I missed out on going to Iceland and Italy.  I had booked a package deal with Guernsey Jen to Iceland for September 2012 and by a fluke of our return flight being cancelled and not returning on our chosen date did I have a chance to ditch the entire trip and…

Expat Life: Living in Limbo

The waiting game For the past 6 months I have been patiently waiting for the UK Border Agency to make up their bloody minds and decide whether I can stay in the country.  For a quick recap on my visa history so far: I first entered the country on a Student Visa in 2008, then…

Day tripping: Versailles

The horrible weather has gotten me remembering happier, drier and warmer times. When I went to Paris last year with my mum I was unsure about making the trip out to Versailles.  We were only in the city for 4 days and I didn’t know if there would be enough time to get around to…

2011 Travel: A Photographic Review

Last year took I in some beautiful places.  I was able to go to the continent a few times and also explored more of the UK.  I was planning a longer trip to South America with a friend but ended up cancelling because after 1.5 years away I wanted to go home. Below is where…

The Eternal City – Day two – After Mass

I left Mass with a feeling not of holiness or peace but of contentment for participating in something that others find Holy.  I have no idea how many people were there but as you can imagine and see from my picture it was packed. Exiting no one pushed, was rowdy, or belligerent.  I was able…

The Eternal City – Day One – Unfolding

Rome was amazing.  History and beauty practically hit you in the face every corner you turn.  My 2 hour and 10 minute flight with Alitalia set me back £166.  I avoided Ryanair because well it’s Ryanair.  As cheap as it appears on the surface unless you get really cheap seats the unavoidable additional costs (online…

When in Rome

I leave in 2 days and I’m getting excited. I’ve not blogged recently because I’ve been enjoying the city and the great weather.  The weather in London is actually supposed to be nicer than Rome during the time I’m away although the forecast for Rome is great.  Just my luck. Anyways, I’m excited to go…

Expat Advice: A Canadian Moving to London

I am a member of the Expat Blog website and often get questions about moving here.  So I’d thought I’d start to share these questions and my answers as this is precisely the reason I joined the site when I first wanted info about making my move.  So here we go: So I was wondering,…

Listed: Where I’ve Been in 2010

When I moved to London I expected to make the most of traveling since it is so easy to get to many other places than Canada.  However, I don’t feel as though I’ve quite taken full advantage of my location yet.  Being a poor student and in London no less doesn’t make for many travels….