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Doune the Rabbit Hole: The Best Music Festival You’ve Never Heard Of

  We’re going ‘Doune The Rabbit Hole’… Up in the Scottish Highlands, close to the city of Stirling and down the road from the Lake of Mentieth, is a place called the Cardross Estate. And every summer, it plays host to a music festival called Doune the Rabbit Hole. My music festival history (so far) […]

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A Romanian New Year's Eve in Bucharest

A Romanian New Year’s Eve in Bucharest

Imagine a city covered in snow. It sits on ladders and lamp posts, railings and rooftops, car windscreens and tree branches: inches thick, untouched and pure white. The snow quietens the streets. Vehicles are notably absent, leaving vast stretches of open tarmac. People walk more slowly to avoid slipping on the ice; their bodies get closer together, […]

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Searching for the Spirit of Place in Gibraltar

“You always start with the senses.” I try my best to suffocate the sound of my growling stomach. There’s a Marks and Spencers sandwich hiding in my bag, but I don’t want to grab for it and noisily interrupt the English author who’s sitting opposite me at the front of a tiny gallery space. It’s a […]

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The Tiny Latvian Town with Eight Hundred Years of History

At over eight hundred years old, Cesis (pronounced ‘Tsaaysis’) is exactly what you’d expect a medieval Latvian town to look like. The streets are narrow and occasionally cobblestoned; the small squat houses are made from faded wooden panels; the half ruined complex of a 13th century castle and the oldest brewery in the country sit within spitting distance of each […]

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An Unexpectedly Colombian Easter in Jardin

I tend to over romanticise a lot of experiences while travelling. It happens more often when I can see myself writing about those experiences online; as soon as something exciting happens, I start to picture it in blog terms. And then I expect it to fit all my wildly imagined preconceptions.

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Working for Free at Iceland Airwaves

Standing in a sweaty store cupboard, mere inches away from the main stage at Reykjavik’s Harpa concert hall, I held up a green tshirt against my bare chest with a certain amount of scepticism. I had been promised untold amounts of ‘female, size medium’ by the gruff bouncer out front. Clearly, these were all masquerading as […]

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Returning to Reykjavik: My Iceland Obsession

I wandered down the catwalk-worthy thoroughfare of my airy London office. All around me, hard working fingers typed confidently onto shiny keyboards. The smell of coffee and Pret A Manger sandwiches filled the air. Sidling up to my team’s manager’s desk, I opened my mouth. A little timidly, perhaps, but resolute. “Hi, Sam! So… I […]

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