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My First Solo Trip to Milan

September 12, 2018

I chose Milan as my first trip abroad, solo. It wasn’t intentional. I simply found some flight tickets that coincided with my days off work and I couldn’t find anyone else who wanted to go with me so last minute. Usually I would rely on my sister, Rebecca, for this, but after I supposedly “broke her ankle” in Barcelona a few weeks before, she wasn’t having any of it. Besides, I had gotten so used to being alone at this point, I took the risk and booked the flights. Continue Reading…

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I Guess I Like Art Now

November 16, 2017

I’m one of those people who happen to be good at art, naturally. My paintings always look somewhat like the real thing and I always used to get A*s in GCSE and A level. Unfortunately I’m extremely lazy and don’t get much enjoyment from painting. It’s one of those things isn’t it? If there was a talent factory I’d trade my artistic ability for a better vocabulary any day but there’s no such thing as a talent swap and shop. Continue Reading…

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Table for One, Please

August 14, 2017

When I told my Dad I’d be travelling alone in Milan for a weekend break, he was worried I’d get kidnapped, chopped up and sold for parts on the black market, become a victim of human trafficking, die in a terrorist attack, or worse, get a taste for the place and decide to live there permanently. Me? I was afraid of dining alone at a restaurant. Continue Reading…

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5 Reasons Why Iceland is Perfect for a Solo Trip

June 9, 2016

I have yet to go on my first solo trip abroad, although I have travelled by myself often. The idea of solo travel is extremely tempting to me as I have always pushed myself to do things alone. Whether it’s eating out in restaurants or taking a flight to an unknown land, there’s something so powerful about a person (especially a woman) doing it by herself.

However, if you’re tempted by the thrill of travelling alone, but you’re nervous about the potential risks that come with it, I’d completely recommend travelling to Iceland. It’s a relatively risk-free country that is perfect for solo trips for these five reasons. Continue Reading…