Hitting the ripe old age of 30 isn’t necessarily easy, as all of a sudden, there’s this pressure to settle down, get what people call a “real job” and find someone you’re prepared to spend the rest of your life with (the thought of which makes me shudder).
Having recently turned 30 and feeling immensely awkward about it because really, I’m still a child trapped in an adult’s body, I thought I would compile a list of what I believe every woman should do before she enters her thirties.
Budapest is a real gem of a city, with its medieval streets and monuments, the majestic Buda Hills to the west, and the vast Great Plain to the east. Its two sides, Buda and Pest, represent the different characteristics of the city, with Buda being the historical part where you'll find museums, caves and Roman ruins, and Pest boasting the largest Parliament building in Europe, alongside flea markets, antique stores and quirky cafes.
In my previous article on Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival, I wrote about the awesome crew I met from Hong Kong, who did their best at convincing my friend Max and me to make the trip over for Cliché Records’ 4th anniversary celebrations. To be honest, it doesn’t take much to twist my arm and just a couple of weeks later, I was on my laptop booking flights to the Fragrant Harbour.
As the English language is so widely spoken, many of us do not bother to learn a second language, as we simply don’t deem it necessary. This is a great shame because learning a language can be hugely beneficial, exciting and fun. Need a little more convincing? Below are my top reasons to learn a language.
Morocco is a splendid country, complete with mountains, desert, ancient medinas and pretty, colourful towns. There I met several locals who showed great kindness and generosity, so I decided to write this article as a way of saying thank you to them.
It was in Manila where I met Mica, a local DJ, who told me about a festival on the island of Puerto Galera called Malasimbo Lights and Dance. It sounded like it would be right up my street, so along with my travelling buddy Max, I bought tickets and went along.
Like eating in unusual places? This list will help you discover some of the extraordinary restaurants to eat around the world on your gap year.
When planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro, naturally your itinerary will include famous tourist attractions such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, el Sambodromo and the many beaches within the city. However, for those looking to explore aspects of Rio de Janeiro that aren’t on the tourist trail, we have a few alternative suggestions for things to do.
The Galapagos Islands are renowned for being particularly pricey. However, once you’ve coughed up the $100 entrance fee, it is possible to enjoy this magical area on a budget. Follow these tips on saving money there to make the most of your time and ensure that you don’t spend TOO much of your hard-earned gap year fund.