A winter escape to Malaga, Spain

The ongoing post-exam slump in a dark and dreary Manchester needed a solution.  I’m always searching for an excuse to travel, so I went to Malaga, in the hope that some winter sun would alleviate my self-diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder.  The cultural heart of Malaga is the perfect size to explore during a spontaneous weekend…

Ljubljana for the budget traveller

Could Ljubljana be the new city break spot for students?  One of the world’s smallest capital cities, the Slovenian capital is Europe’s hidden gem, Ljubljana’s underrated beauty needs to be discovered!  Budget travels, quirkiness and an abundance of alternative culture awaits. In 2016 Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital and it is clear to…

«Grâce au camp»: reflections as a monitrice / counsellor: July Camp

Camp Ouareau is situated in the north of Québec, around 2 hours from Montréal.  Established in 1922, it is an all-girls camp in a French/ English bilingual setting. Strong Ouareau tradition has run through families for generations, proudly producing “Ouareau girls” across Canada and across the world.    Is it what I expected? No matter…

The start of my Canadian adventure…

Bonjour à tous! I’m writing this post on the bus from Montréal to Sainte-Agathe des Monts. My blog over the next 10 weeks will be a means of documenting my Canadian adventure, working as a Camp counsellor at a bilingual summer camp in Quebec. This is my first time travelling alone somewhere so far from…