Canadian Comforts in the UK – A List of Food Alternatives

Homesickness is one inevitable side effect of moving away from the place you call home. It can slowly, gradually come on like when you’re coming down with a cold, or it can be a sudden sucker punch, a left hook you didn’t see coming. Either way, it hurts when it hits. But the good news…

Venice – The Floating City

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” Arthur Symons If you know me at all, you are likely pretty well aware that I’m not much of a romantic. I mean, I love sunsets and walks on the beach and all that, but I hate the…

Magnificent Milan, Italy

My first time visiting Italy was really not how I had ever pictured it. Growing up in Nova Scotia means a trip to Europe (well, to anywhere, really) is costly and takes a lot of thought and effort into planning. I always thought I would spend a couple weeks there, visiting multiple cities and making…

The Peak District – Best Walks

One of the best things about living in Nottingham is that you’re situated pretty close to the Peak District. Coming from Nova Scotia, where 75% of the land is forest, I struggle a bit living in a city with a population of just 100,000 less than the whole province I grew up in. I always…

Three Years Abroad – An Ode to Nova Scotia

So, here we are. The end of the visa, time’s up. (Except not really, I’m still here… and not going anywhere even if I wanted to. Thanks COVID-19.) It’s been three years now, since I first stepped on British soil and embarked on my journey, navigating my way through different accents and trying to understand…

Oslo – Quiet & Contemporary

I’m sure you’ve heard that Norway is expensive. Well, after spending £500 there in just three days, I can confirm that is, indeed, very true. However, there are plenty of free things to do in the capital of Norway. My first impression of Norway was very positive. We got off the plane to a beautifully…

Munich – The Capital of Bavaria & Beer

Although many people picture traditional German attire, a stein of beer in one hand and a pretzel in the other when they think of Munich, the capital city of Bavaria is jam-packed with a wide variety of sights and attractions which don’t involve beer or pretzels. (Although, of course we had to participate in such…

Northern Ireland – The Causeway Coast

When it comes to Northern Ireland, there is just nothing modest about its coast. From castle ruins to stunning beaches and perilous suspension bridges, this is probably the most interesting coastline I’ve ever laid my eyes on. While my parents were visiting in late May, we decided to head to the East/Southern side of Ireland, then carried…

Morocco

I’ve had some pretty amazing trips since moving to Nottingham, but I think the most unique, jaw-dropping experience I’ve had so far is spending the night in the Sahara Desert, riding a camel out in the morning with the moon on one side, and the sunrise on the other. It was like a real-life, live…

Lithuania – a Little Known Baltic Gem

Five years ago, I had never heard of Lithuania. Not until a colleague at work told me her family was Lithuanian, and my response (I’m ashamed to admit now) was, ‘They’re what now?’ Fast forward to 2019 and here I am just getting back from an absolutely fantastic time in the Baltic country of Lithuania,…