So it’s the end of the semester and people are heading home. All of the friends made while on exchange, all of those travellers following the same misty roads as you, will soon be branching off onto further adventures on their own. The future is vast and scary and unknowable. It is, however, a sea […]Read more "Don’t fear Goodbyes, they don’t exist anymore"
“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” ― Honoré de Balzac On Monday night I decided to give my veteran bicycle one last ride before I sold it onwards. Like a man playing with his beloved dog before it gets put down I felt a real bittersweet release for […]Read more "Alone on Tour"
Criticism is vital to the creative process and to wider aspects of life in general, and as a performing arts critic I definitely know when to deliver a bit of constructive criticism. This sort of helpful negativity can spur people on to greater things, if applied with just enough pressure to get them off the […]Read more "Struggling (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my German Exchange)"
I think this is the last trip I’m taking with PM2AM Student Trips. I’m a little weary of the long, detour-filled bus rides and time limits. I mean, it’s been good while it’s lasted; I’ve seen Paris, Münich and now a little chunk of Switzerland for ridiculously cheap, but now I’m over it. Unless something […]Read more "Der Schweiz – Switzerland – Uncomfortably Serene"
We’re still going backwards in time here, hopping back through my first month in Germany. It’s revision, let’s say! This will be on the test! Apart from Prague, most of my time has been spent in some of the most beautiful and interesting towns and cities in Germany, so they definitely deserve a mention. Wochenende […]Read more "Baden-Württemberg, Mein Neues Heimat (Part 2)"
Travel is a wonderful thing. A brave adventure can change your life forever, turn you around to new ways of thinking and give you plenty of pictures to post on Facebook. But there’s a darker side to it, a greed and obsessive capitalism of experience that we must all beat together. I guess I’ve already […]Read more "DAS KAPITAL – The Capital of Travel"
It’s starting to pour down rain and roar with thunder here in the ‘Heim, but I’m feeling rather cosy in my nest. So I thought, while I wait for the truly Melbournian weather to pass, that I’d sit down and finish off this little series about living in Mannheim student accommodation. I also need to […]Read more "Making a Nest in the Woods (Living in Student Accommodation as a Creature of Comfort) – Part 3"