Lifestyle

Adventures that don’t require a long-haul flight

Another week been and gone already. Where are they flying off to? The really exciting part of this week was that it finally started feeling a tiny bit like spring. It’s not pitch black when I leave the office anymore, and there’s still a bit of light left in the sky when I get home now as well. After months and months of barely seeing daylight, this feels practically indulgent. Bring on the day when the clocks change and I’ll get a whole hour of sunshine/cloud before the London sky goes from grey to blackish orange. Got to love that light pollution.

After that terribly British intro of talking about the weather, I have actually done some other interesting things this week. I fell in love with Whole Foods (I was previously an anti-snob about it, but I was wrong), sang a bit of Coldplay at choir, and went on a London day-trip with my University pals.

Read on to find out how it all went.

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I am a self-proclaimed burger connoisseur. I have made it my mission to try the best buns, patties and fries that London has to offer. I’ve tried the good, the average, and the incredible and now I’m going to pass on my knowledge because burgers this good deserve to be shared.

After months of burger-eating (I hope you appreciate how tough this job has been), I’ve whittled it down to my top four favourite London burger joints: Shake Shack, Honest Burger, Five Guys and Patty & Bun. I’m going to rate their burger-licious offering in three key categories: the burger, the fries, and the overall experience.

Only one can be crowned London burger champion. Read on to find out where you should be eating next time your’re in the city.

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This week has moved at a glacial pace. You know it’s not going to be a great time when Monday feels like Thursday. But the weekend eventually arrived, as it always does, and freedom soon beckoned.

The highlight reel of this week includes devouring my first savory pancake, eating ready meals in a Catholic Halls of Residence, getting tipsy on free champagne, and watching Billy Elliot the musical. The latter involved a slightly shitty encounter with one of London’s obnoxious birds.

Read on for the low-down.

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Today is International Women’s Day. Not only is it a time to look forward and work towards equality of the sexes, it’s a time to celebrate all the amazing achievements of womankind.

There have been some truly inspirational female travelers in history alongside the guys. From Nellie Bly who decided to go around the world in fewer days than Jules Verne, and published ‘Around the World in Seventy-Two Days’ when she made it. Such sass. And Jeanne Baré: the first woman to circumnavigate the world, and she did it all disguised as a man.

Fearless women have accepted life without boundaries for centuries, and it’s time for us to do the same. Here are ten reasons why you should travel the world (or a small section of it, at least) as a strong, independent woman in 2016.

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Hello there.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve realised that there isn’t a whole lot about me on my blog. Yes, you know all about where I’ve been on my travels, the places I’ve enjoyed, the ones I didn’t, and just how much I love Disney. But you don’t really know what makes me tick, and what I’m up to when I’m not jetting off to far off places. I think it’s time to change that, don’t you?

I’m going to try out a weekly round-up of my life, my favourite blogs of the week, and what’s going on. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please do leave a comment.

Without further ado, this was my week.

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