Iceland, Reykjavik

Iceland, the ideal location for a quick getaway. The fascinating landscape, fresh food and un-forgettable experiences makes this country truly unique.  If you want a memorable trip like no other, than Iceland is your place. I travelled with my two older sisters to Iceland and after receiving ALOT of advice on what to do, where…

Exploring Medulin.

Croatia- a place which is becoming increasingly popular, but is yet to be properly discovered. With guaranteed heat (reaching as high as 40 degrees this summer), peace (mainly political) and the gorgeous appeal of their historic towns, it is no surprise that 15 million people flood to the country each year.     Despite arriving…

Race, Politics and Race…. again

At the beginning of the week, I was preparing  to write a simple review of the ‘OJ vs the People’ series on Netflix. What I thought would be a simple review soon expanded into a deeper discussion on race relations in the US. Not only did the major theme feature in the award-winning Netflix series,…

Lets not get our tiara in a twist

One of my earliest childhood memories is celebrating my 6th birthday in McDonald’s with my school friends. I remember striking a pose on the dance floor before and being in my element! 15 years later and we’ve ditched the party hat and disco dress for jewelled tiara’s and princess dresses, or so is the case…

Bad luck at Wimbledon

Each year Wimbledon is a highlight of the year – straw hats, strawberries + cream and entertaining tennis- what’s not to love? An additional highlight is the joy of getting onto centre court to watch tennis stars like Serena, Novak, Nadal and lets not forget the man himself, Andy Murray. However this year, my tennis…

Trump Triggering a Third World War

Implementing his thirteenth executive order, Donald Trump has chosen to to ban certain Muslims from entering the US. Asylum seekers and refugees belonging to Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are banned from entering America for at least the next 90 days. Not only has this triggered protests worldwide-   but it has also caused upset…

The Cost of Fame

Kanye’s recent breakdown, along with talks of depression and anxiety spoken by high-profile celebrities like Selena Gomez, Cheryl, Amanda Bynes, Kid Kruddy, Justin Bieber alludes to the painful sacrifice of fame. This week hip hop sensation Kanye West was hospitalized after his behavior reached breaking point and caused concern for his personal physician. Just hours before he was due on stage at a concert in Sacramento, the…

Landlords giving us the winter blues

According to Shelter, four in ten British homes aren’t up to standard and with the cold, wet winter imminent, there is a desperate need for the standard of homes to significantly improve. In among violent illegal allegations, sexual harassments, and dangerous hazards, there are the tenant who rented a home without knowing it was a brothel. 4 women…

Has the priorities of the UK Press become skewed?

With Kim Kardashian held at gun point this week, there begs the question of why so many mainstream newspapers are choosing to focus extensively on trivial celebrity news, as oppose to more serious news taking place in the nation and worldwide.   Last Monday, the front cover of the Evening Standard was titled ‘Kim’s Gun…

EU Referendum

Some of the the main battlegrounds in the run up to the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU: Some of the main battlegrounds revolve around how David Cameron will sell the EU deal to his Party and the British public- namely in a way that demonstrates that the UK got indeed the best of…

European Cities to visit from Southampton!

First things first. Living in Southampton makes it SUPER convenient to travel to Europe and beyond. We have Southampton Airport just a 15 minute drive from the University, and Southampton Cruise Terminal too, with major cruise companies such as  P&O Cruises, Princess, Royal Caribbean (with its very new and massive ship Harmony of the Seas) departing from there!…

Venice, Italy

So Venice….the most fantastical of them all! A fragile, archaic yet elegant city floating on water. There is nothing quite like it. It was here that our cruise disembarked, enabling us to have over 24 hours to explore this mysterious city. Once we were off the ship, we quickly dropped off our luggage at our…