It all started off so well. I was preparing for a volunteering trip to Rabat, Morocco when my volunteer coordinator introduced me to the other people signed up to the programme. Several of us immediately hit it off and planned a two-day trip to nearby Marrakech during our first weekend off. After my previous trip… Read More Marrakech – What Went Wrong?
Rabat, capital of Morocco, home to 1.8 million people – how could such a place logically be described as a ‘hidden gem’ of this north African country? But the fact remains that it is a place often overlooked by tourists in favour of the more glamorous Casablanca, the more ‘authentic’ Marrakesh and the more chilled… Read More Five Reasons Rabat Should Be On Your Radar
It was the middle of summer, less than a week before school ended for the long holidays. I was about thirteen years old, sat in assembly, the other kids in my year shuffling and shifting around, not really listening, impatient to get outside in the rare sunshine. A girl from the sixth form was giving… Read More St Petersburg: The City That Made Me Fall In Love With Travel
Last Easter holidays I headed down to London for an interview. Knowing that a) it was an expensive trip and b) how difficult it is to get any job right now, let alone your dream job, I decided to make the most of what may have turned out to be a wasted journey. So, on… Read More Being A Tourist In Your Own Country: Exploring London
For the last year, I have spent most of my hours outside of lectures standing around in a freezing cold shop with noisy fridges, tossing a super strong magnet at the metal safe from varying distances and angles to keep myself amused (note: I am actually being paid for this, although technically the pay is… Read More Why Travelling Is So Much Better Than Getting A ‘Real’ Job
Hello! So. This is a bit awkward. Is it actually possible to write the awful introductory “hello my name is Rachel and welcome to my blog!” post without sounding like a complete idiot? Because, well, my name is Rachel. And this is my blog. But it would be a whole lot easier if I could… Read More Insert Awkward Introductory Blog Title Here.