Lost in Translation: How to Learn a Foreign Language.

Graffiti in Berlin

It makes me feel lazy. I’m sitting in a room with 15 other Internationals and I’m the only one limited to one language. They’re communicating with me in English, their third or fourth language, and I don’t even have the option to sift through several vocabularies looking for the right word to use; I’m limited to one and I feel like the laziest person in the world. Continue reading

Advertisements

A Weekend in Munich.

Bald Neue coffee in Munich

Our trip to Munich turned out a little different to what we had originally planned. Instead of four seats on the train we only needed two. The news of their involuntary un-attendance came like a blow to the face. We were sad and they were sad; it was the worst of times. Nevertheless, Joe and I still had a wonderful time in Munich, even though only half the amount of steins and pretzels were consumed.

Continue reading

A Weekend in Prague: Coffee, Food, Beer.

Coffee at Cafe Lounge, Prague

I never want to leave Prague. The food is inspired, the coffee is incredible, and the beer is some of the best in the world.

This suits my style of travel particularly well. For me, the best way to discover a new place is through its food scene. Sure, we walked across the Charles Bridge, visited Prague Castle and made our way around the obvious sights — fighting off swarms of tourists in the process — but the highlights for me were those moments of true edible discovery.

Continue reading

A Weekend in Budapest.

Things to do in Budapest

Budapest is one of Europe’s major weekend destinations for a reason. The cultural influences of both East and West and the mark of ‘Goulash Communism’ have created an intriguing and picturesque city. A city full of (mostly) untouched architecture, awesome food and scenes so incredibly stunning it’ll take all your strength to stop taking excessive amounts of photos because its getting dark and you’ve been walking the same stretch for two hours now.

Continue reading