To the Summit

I’ve been working in Chicago for almost two months, and I just had the pleasure of attending my first fancy conference. Go me. Let’s set the scene. I actually don’t think I’ve mentioned this yet, but I work for this super feisty non-profit called the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC). Like the name would suggest, they are, in fact, building a floating hospital on … Continue reading To the Summit

86 Hours in Milan

Back in the golden days of dirt-cheap budget air travel, when Ryanair wasn’t yet the dreaded last-resort carrier it is now, you could fly from Glasgow Prestwick to Milan Bergamo for around £30 return, including taxes, with no extra baggage fee, no check-in fee, no nothing. Those days are sadly long-gone, and with Prestwick Airport on the verge of bankruptcy – seemingly being kept afloat solely through … Continue reading 86 Hours in Milan

Enter to Grow in Wisdom

It’s another beautiful day in Boston, a city which is fast becoming one of my favourites, and despite the toll that yesterday’s mammoth historical trek might have taken on my feet, today we will pretty much be leaving the city of Boston altogether… on foot. I’m venturing to neighbouring Cambridge, home of one of the world’s most famous and prestigious educational establishments the mighty Harvard. … Continue reading Enter to Grow in Wisdom

158 Hours of Madness

I don’t really know where to begin on this one, and I don’t think I have ever packed so much into one week ever. First out, I should explain… The Institute for Humane Studies [IHS] is a libertarian/free-market organization based in Washington, DC. If you don’t know what libertarianism is, then look it up. No, seriously, go on, I’ll wait. The institute is funded by … Continue reading 158 Hours of Madness