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FIVE THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MADRID

There was a polish to Madrid’s streets and stately ‘capital city-ness’, especially as I had the fortune of basically living right off Gran Via, the Fifth Avenue of Madrid. But just off the main street, Madrid transforms into so many other things.

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FIVE THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MADRID

THINGS I LEARNED IN BARCELONA

Ironically, you can thank a figure skating anime setting its Grand Prix Final in Barcelona for why I spent the hottest days of European summer in the muggy heat of Barcelona’s Gothic quarters, but thank goodness for soft power marketing and Spain’s belief in air conditioning

THINGS I LEARNED IN BARCELONA

AVOIDING TRAVEL BURN OUT IN HAMBURG

The biggest success of my entire ten months abroad was only falling sick twice. Part of it I attribute to constantly being on the move and my tendency to really get energised by travelling. But another part was Hamburg.

AVOIDING TRAVEL BURN OUT IN HAMBURG

FROM ST PETERSBURG WITH LOVE

Before getting into figure skating and having grown up in the West, my knowledge of Russia was limited to the Vitas album my parents had in the car and the rest was straight from the ‘cultural stereotypes 101’ handbook

FROM ST PETERSBURG WITH LOVE

THE PIGEON MAN

Travel helps you break out of your comfort zone but there are times when you get to the edge and step back. A story of ‘what ifs’ but also one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen

THE PIGEON MAN

THE DUOMO IN DETAILS

To try and take in the Duomo in its entirety, let alone try to photograph it, is to try and wrap your head around centuries of architecture, designed specifically to stun and awe

THE DUOMO IN DETAILS