Royal Ascot

What better way to spend a 22nd birthday than with hats, horses, good friends and a bit too much champagne (is there such thing?).     As much as I adore horses and horse-riding, I know next to nothing about the racing world. My only betting tactic for the day was to trust the Irish,…

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

After months of sacrificing sleep for work and exams, I decided that it was time to stop covering my black circles with litres of eye-brightener, and actually get some rest. Somewhere hot and sunny where I could lay back with a friend and forget about alarm clocks and deadlines. And so, I decided to give…

Amsterdam

When a girls’ trip to Amsterdam was suggested, I had my reservations. The image that instantly popped into my head was that of boozy stag-dos stumbling their way from club to club trying not to fall in a canal.  How wrong I was!     Amsterdam is so beautiful and quaint, with a different eye-catching…

My First Visit to Berlin

I wasn’t particularly excited about going to Berlin in all honesty. It was a birthday present to my dad who had wanted to visit the city for years and I went with an unfair, bleak presumption of what would be awaiting me on the other end of the rowdy, stag-do laden flight. I expected a…