I stood on a rock overlooking Stockholm on my first solo adventure. I had promised this trip to myself a long time before, as a present for my 18th birthday. So there I was, alone, with only a backpack, 18 years old and ready for an adventure. And on the verge of sobbing. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t plan this enough. As much as I could have read about my peers travelling solo and backpacking through Europe, hitchhiking through the US or walking the great … Read more A slightly awkward story of my first solo adventure
Have you been postponing your travel plans and dreams until after you finish university and get a proper job? I know I have been dreaming of travelling since longer than I can remember. I didn’t want to take a gap year though and still felt like travelling is something that I’ll be able to do in not-so-near future. Moving to another country for university has changed my perspective on travel. You can combine studying full time and travelling, it just takes some planning, budgeting and … Read more 5 tips on how to combine travel with studying
Costa Blanca is a dream destination in Spain. So having been living in Valencia for over 8 months, I had to take the chance to see Costa Blanca when it came. And it came in the form of my brother and Favourite Travel Companion (aka the boyfriend) who possess a very valuable skill of driving a car. So I packed up and got myself driven along the Costa Blanca twice 🙂 View from Altea Old Town Famous for the sandy beaches and luxurious resorts, it actually … Read more Driving along Costa Blanca
That’s no news that I am in love with the beautiful country of Scotland and its people. I knew very little about it when I went there, but I’ve learnt so much! It’s one of the best places to get your degree abroad or spend a semester or a year on a student exchange. Let me tell you why it’s the best to study abroad in Scotland! Free for EU nationals Scotland has a separate education system from the rest of the UK. And they … Read more 8 reasons to study abroad in Scotland
Finding a flat can be one of the most difficult things to do when studying abroad. Especially if you’re limited by a budget. Many people will decide against studying abroad just assuming that it’s too expensive for them. I’ve already covered the costs of tuition fees in different European countries in this post. But apart from that you have to take into consideration the rent, the cost of living, textbooks and travel. It might get a bit overwhelming. But there are ways in which you can … Read more How to successfully find a flat for your study abroad
Do you think you shouldn’t venture on a study abroad if you’re an introvert? That’s absolutely not true. There might be some things you are worried about though. I am an introvert myself and I did struggle with it during some periods of my life. Study abroad has been tough at times, but it teach me a lot about myself and how to take care of my introverted soul. So, what exactly is an introvert? So basically, every person is somewhere on the spectrum of introversion … Read more How to study abroad as an introvert?
Studying abroad can be a dream come true for many, but there can be anxiety and fear related to many aspects of it. However, there are ways to overcome those fears before they paralyze us. Being uncertain and worried about change is natural. But we often tend to allow these worries to grow to immense proportions and they may make us forget why we even started this whole thing. So I wanted to dig into some major study abroad fears that students tend to have … Read more 7 study abroad fears and how to overcome them
There’s a number of people who have it really clear what to do in life and I envy them greatly. It seems like they have it all figured out and there’s a direction to their life. But it seems like there is a growing number of young people who are not so sure about their future and all the media telling us to “follow our passion” and “live the life we want” does not help when you have no idea what your “passion” is. I … Read more Can travel solve your quarter life crisis?
The Erasmus programme has its 30th anniversary this year! That means that until now over 3 million students were able to travel and study in another country thanks to the programme. I have only 2 months of my Erasmus left! How did that happen and where did the time go? Well, I do miss my uni, my family and so many things, but as always, I don’t want this adventure to be over yet. So I put together 30 benefits of going on an Erasmus … Read more 30 amazing advantages of Erasmus
I finally decided to write a post about my city- Warsaw! Although I live abroad now, I visit home frequently, around every 3-4 months. Apart from running like crazy trying to fit seeing everybody during my short time home, I usually manage to visit some of my favourite places in the city as well. Poland receives a growing number of tourists every year. With cheap flights from Europe to many Polish cities it’s easy to plan a weekend getaway to Warsaw or some of the … Read more 10 reasons to visit Warsaw this summer