New Year 2018 Part 2/3: NYE in Budapest

Budapest, fast becoming a must-visit in central Europe, and one of my favourite cities. Being my second time here, I know we’ll easily fill the three-night stay. There’s so much to see and do here. We arrive late on and get checked into our hostel: Adagio 2.0 by the Basilica, more central than last time….

New Year 2018 Part 1/3: Vienna, Austria

Having made it back to Cologne (Köln), Germany, a place I visited many times during ERASMUS, I’m ready to leave for my second pm2am Three Capitals Trip – Vienna, Budapest & Ljubljana. But things are markedly different. It’s cold, snowy, wintery, miserable. And unlike 90-95% of the group, I’m not a student. After avoiding boarding…

Pre-New Year, Amsterdam, 2017

As hoped for some time, here I am again. Finally back abroad. Ideally this would have come earlier but as ever, life got in the way. It really wasn’t the plan. But I ended up in Scotland for several months as… Another ******* jury citation (no I wasn’t chosen, but spent a week going into…

‘Home’: Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow airport again. Cloudy as always, to make it clear I’m back. This time thankfully, at least no rain as I wait for the bus into the city. It’s about 15 minutes across to the centre of Glasgow then the train home, and it’s a funny old sight. Familiar streets, familiar people, familiar shops, bars…