Sunday postcard from… London, the UK

Ah, holiday season. I found myself in yet another party where the only people I knew were nowhere to be found and the loudspeakers were blaring loudly enough that I had very little hope of hearing what any of the strangers might say. I sipped on my apple cider and checked Snapchat yet again. Some people were singing along; I didn’t know the song. more “Sunday postcard from… London, the UK”

Edinburgh photo roll

When I think of Scotland, the usual suspects spring to mind first: bagpipes and haggis, highlands, a charming but at times incomprehensible accent. And wouldn’t you know it – Edinburgh has all of those! On one side, it’s a city devoted to tourism; the Royal Mile has no shortage of souvenir shops offering kilts and plushie Nessies, overpriced whisky shops and chippies advertising fried Mars bars on their windows. On the other hand it’s an old, impressive city where houses are build of sandstone and shopfronts painted in bright colours, and where writers like J. K. Rowling and Arthur Conan Doyle found inspiration. more “Edinburgh photo roll”

Sunday postcard from… Dorset, the UK

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It was the first night of many. People said we were crazy camping out in October, and while I was trying to offer a freezing, helping hand to Ben who was putting up our tent, I thought that maybe they had been right. Just ten minutes earlier we had been cruising down the heart-wrenchingly narrow English country roads, our headlights shoving the night away from our way, the arrow on the GPS soundlessly inching towards our destination. The car screamed every time Ben put his foot down on the accelerator. With an impatient smack of his tongue he scolded the car and promised that it would only need to last for the week and until my tattoo appointment. more “Sunday postcard from… Dorset, the UK”

Brexit – what’s happening?

If you’re European or just follow the news, you’ve definitely heard of Britain’s upcoming referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. With only four days to go, I thought I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write something about it. Since it’s pretty likely that I – as a current EU citizen – could be living in the UK in the future with my British boyfriend, I feel like the outcome of the referendum could have a personal effect on me, let alone the whole Europe. more “Brexit – what’s happening?”