At first, I was constantly thinking, “Why is everyone apologizing all the time?” Then I realized that ‘sorry’ is the polite way to indicate several other common phrases. Continue reading 3 phrases Brits use more than the rest of the English-speaking world: Part I
Everyone raves about how romantic Paris is, but to be honest, I just don’t buy it. Instead, I propose a new, vibrant romance capital for Europe in 2017: Prague. Continue reading Why Prague beats Paris in the romance department
Recent graduates have a hard time finding jobs straight out of university. What’s even harder is joining a massive pool of graduates from another culture and continent who automatically have a leg up on you—the right to work there. Everyone graduates with pretty basic skill sets, similar work experience, and the need to earn money to pay off debt. Even though you may be similarly … Continue reading Why foreign recruiters won’t hire you (and how to change that)
Before my first European backpacking tour in 2013, I spent hours pouring over various guidebooks in the Barnes & Noble travel section. Having read The Lonely Planet and Frommers guides before, I wanted an easier-to-read format packed with tips and important information. I stumbled upon Rick Steves and since then, have used his trusty guidebooks to collect and organise information for my trips.
While the best travel guide (in my opinion) in most ways, Rick Steves does have his flaws. This quick synopsis covers exactly why. Continue reading Pros and cons of my Rick Steves’ guidebook experiences
Since my first European backpacking tour in 2013, I’ve used my trusty Rick Steves’ guidebooks to collect and organise information for my trips. Preparing with a guidebook is like reading the hard copy of a book before going to the movie-version in the cinema; it gives you your first, imaginative taste of what the true experience will be like.
That being said, guidebooks include the word “guide” for a reason. I have been led astray by guidebook information multiple times, and have since created a golden rule: do not regard guidebooks as travel Bibles, but more as rough outlines for your journey. Below are several reasons why… Continue reading The Golden Rule of travel guidebooks
Mention you’re heading to Copenhagen, and people’s first words will be, “Oh, it’s so expensive.” We encountered this before our 3-day break and decided that a budget would be the best way to keep our spending to a minimum. Continue reading How we saved £80 on our trip to Copenhagen
With Copenhagen ranking in the top ten most expensive cities in the world, it’s no easy feat finding eateries that won’t break the bank. Luckily, with patience and a little adventure, you can find a delicious bite with some of these hidden, local gems. Continue reading Top budget meals in Copenhagen
Londoners do not mess around when it comes to their commute. These tips will help you to walk like a local and keep up with this fast-paced city. Continue reading Walking in London: the do’s and don’ts
Working in another culture teaches you how to cope with a new surrounding while developing yourself. Meanwhile, entering into the startup realm equips you with an entirely new set of skills that make you valuable to future employers. Few better places exist to get both of these experiences than in the business and networking hub that is London. The learning possibilities are endless. Continue reading What you learn working at a tech startup in London
Keeping up your traditional beauty regimen becomes way more difficult when traveling. Luckily, there are several tricks you can use to make traveling and staying fresh a simple affair. Continue reading Beauty hacks and items for the world traveler