Frolicking through Helsinki, Finland

Whilst Helsinki can proudly boast a fusion atmosphere of new and edgy lifestyles and design with a traditional flair; Helsinki leaves a lot to be desired in the ‘consistent summer weather’ department. In the case that you’re after sun-laden bikini photos amongst other tanned holiday-goers, perhaps Helsinki shouldn’t be at the top of the ‘to travel‘ […]

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Rendezvous with Riga

My rendezvous with Riga began much alike any other melancholy date. I groaned in despair as my bus circled Riga’s uninviting skyline amidst a desperate searching for parking spaces amongst cramped streets. Judging from my first glance, I was ready to  call the date a day. My eyes didn’t sparkle at architecture of the buildings, […]

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Tales of Travels through Tallinn

Tallinn was a travel destination that was booked out of necessity and with great apprehension. Unlike my previous European adventures, Estonia was not a place that I lusted over, nor dreamed or planned on visiting. My adventures through Tallinn came to fruition as the terminal of my stay restricted my travel to the Baltic states. […]

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My 48 Hours in Amsterdam

Renowned for its elaborate canal system, heritage houses, red light district and notorious ‘coffee houses‘, Amsterdam is well-known to travellers as an awe inspiring picturesque destination. To me, this unique charm made Amsterdam the most desirable intermediate (48 hour) stop-over destination between flights. Curious to see whether the canal city resonated with me as it […]

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Hacks to Save Money Whilst Travelling Europe

Find a Geographical Focus It is easy, if not natural, to get wrapped up in the excitement of endless possibilities when planning your voyage throughout Europe. When considering what historic streets and enchanted cities you want to roam, many look solely at the well-loved destinations such as Paris, London (although no longer in the European […]

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Travel Tips & Tricks: Cruises

  I went on a cruise. Now there’s something I never thought I would say/write. Whilst I have always loved travelling (if you couldn’t already tell after reading Honestly, Is Travelling In Your 20’s Really Worth It?), I never really gave crusing a second thought. For me a holidays correlated with planes, trains and everything in […]

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Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb

Somehow in our endeavour to plan the best and timely European adventure, my best friend and I mistakenly attributed too many days of our trip to Zagreb, Croatia. Whilst Zagreb’s scenery and culture differs greatly from others around Croatia, my best friend and I respectfully felt like one day was appropriate to cover the whole […]

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Honestly, Is Travelling In Your 20’s Really Worth It?

Upon my return from my first parentless grand european adventure, the most common question I have encountered from every Tom, Dick, Harry and Jane is “is travelling Europe at this age really worth it?“. My answer has always and unreservedly been “YES!“. Whilst this question has been posed by friends and colleagues of varying backgrounds, from […]

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Does Internationalising Education Promote Cultural Competency?

‘International education is Australia’s third biggest export earner, second only to the sale of natural resources of iron ore, coal and natural gas. It is worth $16 billion per year to the country’ (Sydney Morning Herald – The Threats of Exploiting Foreign Student). Students are sold the image of Australia as a secure nation, where multiculturalism […]

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