• Art,  Travel

    The Weird, the Wacky & the Wonderful – Sculpture Hunting in Prague

    Just by walking around aimlessly or searching for groceries in the beautiful city of Prague, you are likely to come across several interesting pieces of art. This is not an exhaustive list, but I thought I’d share some of the sculptural gems I came across on my recent trip. Idiom Unlike the majority of sculpture you’ll find around Prague, this one can be found indoors in the Municipal Library. This long term exhibition by Slovakian artist Matej Kren is a towering, dream-like sculpture made up of hundreds of stacked books. Have a peek through the teardrop shaped opening at the front of the sculpture and you’ll find that it opens…

  • What to see and do in Milan
    Travel

    What to See and Do in Milan

    Last summer I took my first solo trip abroad to Milan. Although it’s not a very traditional Italian city and often gets dismissed as “too industrial”, I fell in love with the history of the city. I discovered some of the architectural and cultural gems that the city has to offer. I have put together a list of my top picks of what to see and do in Milan, especially if it’s your first time in the Italian metropolis. My list includes a mix classic sights and some hidden gems. Duomo & Roof Terraces “Duomo”, simply meaning “cathedral” in Italian, is a focal landmark and one of the best things…

  • A view of Lugano, Switzerland, from above. A perfect day trip from Milan to Lugano
    Europe Travel,  Italy,  Switzerland

    A Perfect Day-Trip from Milan to Lugano

    Lugano in summer is probably not what you expect when you first think of Switzerland. This sunny city in southern Switzerland belongs to the Italian speaking Ticino region and is easily reached from Milan or Lake Como. I had to keep reminding myself that I had crossed a border and wasn’t still in Italy. That said, Lugano boasts stunning lake views, lush, hikeable mountains, pristine gardens and some pretty tasty food. I spent 24 hours here on my solo trip to Italy last year, and want to share how to get from Milan to Lugano and what there is to do in this beautiful city. Getting From Milan to Lugano…

  • Lake St Moritz in Switzerland. A Magical Day on the Bernina Express
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    A Magical day on the Bernina Express

    I recently went on my first proper solo trip abroad to Milan, using it as base to explore northern Italy and parts of Switzerland. One of the highlights of was a day trip on the Bernina Express train to St Moritz, Switzerland. This is a concise guide to the journey from Milan to St Moritz, including getting your tickets and transport to Tirano. The Bernina Express is a panoramic, scenic train ride through the Swiss Alps. It connects sleepy Italian town Tirano with Chur in Switzerland on a 4 hour train journey. The main highlight of the journey however, is is it’s namesake, the Bernina Pass, which is a section…

  • Stock image view of Turin, a great day trip from Milan
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    5+ Amazing Day Trips from Milan by Train

    I recently explored parts of Northern Italy and Switzerland on a solo trip using Milan as my base. I passed through Milan a few years ago on a trip with my friends. We flew there and rented a car to drive to Lake Como and on the way back we got a train from Milan Central Station to Venice. I’d caught glimpses of the city and knew that I’d love to explore it one day. Fast forward 3 years and when looking for a week long solo trip Milan seemed like a good choice, with plenty of culture, warm weather and, a location near to the Italian Riviera and great…

  • Daisies in front of the colourful houses of Bryggen in Bergen, Norway. 5 Days in Bergen.
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    5 Days in Bergen

    It has become a bit of an annual tradition for me and a friend to go and visit our mutual Swedish friend from university. Last year we made a change from our usual trip to Copenhagen and Lund, and went to Stockholm and Gothenburg before heading off to Norway to explore. We spent 5 days in Bergen exploring the natural wonders that Norway has to offer. It was our first time in Norway, which is rightfully known for its breathtaking landscapes and fjords. We took a coach from Gothenburg to Oslo and had a few hours in the city before getting the 6 hour NSB train to Bergen. It is…