Travel Tuesday: A Weekend in Milan

From the moment I exited Milan railway station (commonly known as the Milano Centrale), I immediately realised that I had landed in a truly special place for my short weekend trip. The beautiful architecture, the rich smell of fresh pizzas, and the eclectic fashion statements made by the locals welcomed me with open arms, establishing Milan as one of the cities everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

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Travel Tuesday: A Weekend on the Western Isles

What Scotland’s Western Isles lack in mobile phone signal, they make up for in their surreal natural beauty. From Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin at the bottom of the Isle of Skye to the remote village of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris, Scotland’s Western Isles are truly magnificent.

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Travel Tuesday: The Florence Files - My Trip to the Renaissance Capital

The art gallery possessed endless rooms and hallways bedecked with busts, paintings and marble sculptures depicting biblical and mythological scenes. Tragic women, crazed beasts and sombre priests gazed outwards from their gilded frames in the conventionally detached style of the renaissance. The iconic form of Venus was the most serene of all, which stood amongst other bloodier paintings.

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Travel Tuesday: A Weekend in Amsterdam

"While my visit to the Netherlands was, indeed, for academic pursuits – to visit the physics department at the Universiteit Leiden - there was no lack in my willingness to take a break from studying, and immerse myself in the spirit of the Dutch capital for a well-deserved rest."

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Travel Tuesday: Skye High

"Having heard magical stories about Scotland’s famed Isle of Skye, I knew it was high on my priority list of places to see while studying abroad here in St Andrews. I was able to visit Skye a few weeks ago with a friend, though we specifically visited Sligachan and the Fairy Pools."

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Travel Tuesday: The Great American Road Trip

"The average American only travels within US borders. Some articles cite that more than half of the US population has never left the United States. While there are many reasons for this, including financial ability, the vacation (or ‘holiday’) differs from that enjoyed by Europeans, who tend to travel to warmer climates or to experience other cultures. In the US, on the contrary, the domestic road trip is a historic staple."

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The Hidden Jewel of Croatia: Dubrovnik

"What I loved most about the Old Town was how limestone-paved streets and live jazz would welcome you round every corner. Dubrovnik is an authentic place unlike any other, and I believe that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime."

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Travel Tuesday: Yes We Vatican!

"The Vatican has always entranced and interested me. Having grown up in a non-religious household, I felt a strong desire to understand the connection people had with this holy place. It wasn’t until years later (this summer, to be exact) that I had the opportunity to experience the Vatican first hand. Just as the Roman sun broke through the romantic morning haze, I entered into the Papal state, cautious and curious."

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Travel Tuesday: Luang Prabang

"The atmosphere within Luang Prabang differs to anywhere we've visited so far; it's quiet, relaxed, and the people - locals or otherwise - are lovely. Luang Prabang, in Laos, is minuscule in terms of its land mass, thus matching Laos’s relatively small size. It was a place beyond refreshing after several weeks of big cities, swarming with beeping horns and overcrowded subway stations."

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Travel Tuesday: Berlin, Germany

"The coexistence of the old and the new is perhaps the most unique characteristic of the city of Berlin. Elegant and grand, neo-classical forms stand resolute amidst a multitude of modernist structures and the array of skyscrapers. This juxtaposition is, however, far from discordant."

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Travel Tuesday: Venice, Italy

"A five-day winter trip to Venecia, with a day trip in the nearby Padua! Four girls, Ellen Devine, Ellen Mackenzie, Mercedes Weidmer and Violet Chaudoir - and plenty of pasta! Many churches were visited, but the jewel on the tourist crown was the Doge's Palace and its unforgettable ceiling (1:30)."

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Travel Tuesday: Vienna, Austria

"In the Summer of 2015 I found myself travelling Europe in an attempt to broaden my narrow visions of the world, aiming to embrace a culture and people dissimilar to my own. The August saw our journey extend to the beautiful and enthralling city of Vienna, a place, not only aesthetically a feat to behold, but also with a tangible vibrancy for life."

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Travel Tuesday: Taghazout, Morocco

"Morocco is a beautiful country to visit. It’s a bit of a culture shock, but in a fun and exciting way. It’s extremely photogenic, even if you don’t know how to work a camera, like me. I’m more than glad I was given the opportunity to visit someplace like this."

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