The Secret Guide to Oxford: Where To Explore

This week I headed to my hometown and wondered where to go in Oxford for a quieter and more authentic experience. I wanted to create a secret guide to Oxford,…

Images Of My Berlin in Summer 2015: Fresh In The City

As I come to mark my 3rd year anniversary in Berlin, I thought it was only right to look back on some of the memories from 2015; the year I…

about me

Hello, fellow linguists!
I have a passion for Travel, Languages and Culture. Pour yourself a coffee and find a variety of city-break tips, inspiration to learn languages with realistic expectations, all with a splash of British humour.

3 days in Budapest: Solo Travel Guide

Solo travel, in general, can sound like a crazy idea. Or maybe it could appear that you don’t have any friends or something. In 2018, more and more people are…

Why Wrocław Is The Only Christmas Market You Need

Christmas markets have made their way all over globe. It used to be just the huge ones like ‘the capital of Christmas’, Strasbourg or Prague that took pride in hosting…

Cologne City Break Guide

Living in Berlin can make you feel like you don’t need any other city. Every weekend feels like a city break. There are so many places to explore, although I…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of Oktoberfest

Having had the time to recover, it’s time for my highlights of Oktoberfest. It’s safe to say that one really should experience the largest folk festival in the world, even…

Dirndl-Schleifen, Lederhosen and Preparing for Oktoberfest

Find out the best way to prepare for Oktoberfest for this year’s 2017 celebrations in Munich. I offer a few tips to blend in and respect local customs, traditions and seem more culturally aware.

Why We Love Tempelhofer Feld in the Summer

Tempelhofer Feld is in Tempelhof, a district in the south of Berlin, which is directly below Kreuzberg and to the right of Schöneberg. As a current resident of Tempelhof, I…

Which Berlin Airport Should I Fly To?

Which Berlin airport you choose is entirely upto you. It is a common question which can make planning a city trip more stressful. Once you pick the airport and airline,…

8 Graffiti Artists You Might Have Seen in Berlin

Graffiti artists in Berlin, along with street artists which bear political messages, such as SOZI36, are still very active today. Either by spraying trains, sticking street art up, splashing colours over walls in the Hall of Fame, the scene remains vibrant and still very much alive.

10 Cultural Differences In Germany

Understanding cultures is very important, especially when learning a language. In Germany the culture is not particularly different to someone coming from France or the UK, however for others travelling further it can be a shock.