The Peak District

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,…

30 Differences Between the UK and Canada

I’ve been in the UK for two years now. Somehow I’ve managed to survive without the ocean nearby, driving on the wrong side, and saying strange things like ‘Heyup’ and ‘gobsmacked’. And during those two years, I’ve often talked about how much I enjoy living in England. How much fun I have over here, traveling…

Amsterdam – More Than Sex ‘n’ Drugs

I bet I can guess what first comes to your mind about Amsterdam… Canals, right? 😉 Of course, this place is known for its Red Light District and leniency when it comes to marijuana, but there’s so much more to Amsterdam than a wild weekend getaway. It’s actually a bit funny to just stroll around…

Prague – Steeples, Statues and Stranger Things

Prague is one of the weirdest cities I’ve been to. I say this because I’ve never been to another place with a statue of men peeing on a map of said place. This isn’t the only weird statue in Prague, however… There’s also statues of giant babies without faces, and one of King Wenceslas riding…