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
So I’ve just got back home after a mad 3-weeks running around America, and it’s pretty much only just sunk in that I’m moving to the Netherlands in less than 2 weeks and I am so not organised it’s unreal. Just before I left for the US I was accepted into a MSc program run by the United Nations University institution UNU-MERIT in conjunction with … Continue reading Can we panic yet?
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
The final departure from Aberdeen was one of mixed emotions. I won’t miss the cold grey granite, the seagulls, or the smell of semi-rotten fish that follows you down a certain major thoroughfare. When asked, I said I’d miss the people, but even that’s not strictly true. Not the general population anyway, who sometimes appear to exist in an impenetrable bubble, oblivious to the rest … Continue reading Exodus