LIM QIAN HUI JESSIE encourages us all to seize the opportunity to travel
TAMMELA PLATT explores the old and the new during her visit to Ukraine’s capital city
Like London, Kiev, or Kyiv to use its Ukrainian name, straddles a river, the Dnieper. Like London, Kiev has an extensive underground metro network, boasting one of the deepest stations in the world.
Kiev is a fascinating mix of the old and new, with people in modern suits rushing along well-worn cobblestones and past ancient churches.
No one will smile at you in Kiev. No one will apologize for bumping into you on the metro. You’ll be squeezed into buses …
KATARINA ZIMMER takes on Ecuador’s active volcano and her own trepidation
Mountaineering had never particularly enticed me – the long uphill struggle seemed too reminiscent of most things in life – yet somehow I was drawn to the snow capped peaks of the Andes that had been the backdrop to my trip for the past month.
So when a traveller at my hostel in Quito told me that climbing Cotopaxi was by far one of the most amazing things he had done on his travels, I decided to follow suit and, undeterred by the challenge, …
Nur Atiqa Asri assures us it’s okay to lose a few pennies over a priceless adventure
“As much as we pretend otherwise, travelling is a total act of self-absorption.” Alice Mulhearn Talks Travel and Tourism
Alice Mulhearn explores a city haunted by its own superstitions.
Emma quickly forgets about the rituals of freshers’ week at UCL- the usual Freshers’ Ball at Koko, the Welcome Fair and the release of the first edition of Pi Magazine all seem to fade away as she takes on the administrative struggles at the Sorbonne.
At the end of the first week of class, swanning around Paris whilst nibbling pain au chocolat seems a distant blur. The past week has been an administrative nightmare the likes of which would never be seen at UCL. The arrival process, in short:
given student cards …
Emma Greenlees will be writing an online column on her time abroad, studying at Université Paris-Sorbonne for a whole year as part of her degree in French and History of Art.
And you thought Freshers’ week was nerve wracking. Why not try, ooh, I don’t know, moving abroad for a year to a city you don’t know, a country you don’t have a bank account and anywhere from hundreds to thousands of miles away from your friends. Sure, you’re two years older and wiser, but that wisdom applies only to life …
Recently, myself and a friend were fortunate enough to be whisked off to Paris courtesy of iDBus. I’ve been to Paris many times, for cultural weekends with the family, on disastrous school trips and to participate in ill-advised French exchange visits. My mode of transport has varied too, I’ve flown, taken the Eurostar, driven and taken the ferry. Taking a bus however, was a new experience.
iDBus is a subsidiary of the French owned SNCF and has been operating for just over a year. They aim to combine comfort with low …
Lauren Neal eagerly anticipates Croatia’s hottest new festival
Cyril Hahn, Disclosure, Four Tet, Jamie XX, Joy Orbison, and SBTRKT, are a mere handful of the exciting names comprising the glittering line-up of debut Festival ‘Unknown.’
A brand new venture from the creators of Hideout, Field Day and Warehouse Project, featuring over 100 of the hottest names in electronic music, Unknown promises to be the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer.
Set in the beautiful and sun-drenched Istrian coast of Croatia, festival goers will party their days and nights away with …