Books & Writing, Life

A weirdly awkward dating story.

If you like following my somewhat ridiculous dating antics around London, you’ll enjoy my latest piece for No Filter Zine, about a weirdly awkward date. Check it out at No Filter Zine. Chuck No Filter a like on Facebook to get updates.  

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Travel

6 best free apps you need in London.

I lived in London for two years, and went from someone who didn’t know the difference between the tube and the overground, to someone who could navigate brunch, a gig, and three birthday dinners in one day. Still kinda not sure about the difference between the tube and the overground, though. Don’t even get me started on National Rail. Anyway, here are a few good apps you highkey need on your phone if you’re living in London.

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Life, Travel

10 surprising differences between Australia and London.

Any Aussie moving to London would expect to find a few differences between the golden sandy beaches of Aus and the rainy grey city of London, but it’s not just the weather that’s the difference between living in Australia and living in England. We speak the same language, but there are heaps of cultural differences […]

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Life, Travel

How solo travel helped me overcome social anxiety.

I’ve travelled by myself around Europe, moved from Australia to London to Berlin, met amazing people travelling, and gained loads of confidence in the last few years that I’ve been living in Europe. But I haven’t always been the kind of person that can walk into a bar, introduce myself, and start chatting straight away. […]

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Life

Tips for finding a flat in London.

The London rental game is a competitive minefield, but if you dedicate some time, you’ll be able to find a flat (especially as an Aussie or a Kiwi). If you’re just moving to London as a single person, your best option is finding a room in an existing flatshare. London flatshares typically come furnished, and […]

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Travel

5 ideas for a weekend trip away from London.

Recently I was chatting to a friend about how I completely love Berlin, except for one thing that I completely took for granted in London. London has five airports, and there are hundreds of flights into and out of London, constantly. It means if you live in the capital and want to skip off for […]

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Travel

How to get a table at Oktoberfest in Munich.

Oktoberfest is one of the most fun things I’ve done in Europe. You dress up, drink loads of beer, stand on your seats and arm-in-arm to sing cheesy tunes like Teenage Dirtbag, Mr Brightside, Country Road, meet people from all over the world, chant and cheers and Prost! Oktoberfest manages to be both wholesome and […]

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Travel

Top 5 tents at Oktoberfest.

Heading to Munich for Oktoberfest? You’re going to have the best time! You’re probably wondering what beer tents (in German: festzelt) to check out at the festival, or which are the best tents at Oktoberfest. There are more than 10 giant tents on the festival ground, and unless you’re there for a week, you might […]

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Travel

What to see in the Cotswolds, England.

Ideal for a day trip or a long weekend break from London, the Cotswolds are an area of quintessential British beauty, featuring rolling green hills, quaint English villages, palaces,  gardens, and historic towns. Here’s a guide to the Cotswolds, including the best places to visit, where to stay, and what to do (as well as the perfect place to watch the sunset in the Cotswolds).

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Berlin

Starting German language classes in Berlin.

I’ve previously blogged about my slow start to learning German in Berlin, but as I wrote, I hadn’t been going to too much effort in order to learn the language of the country I now call home. Well, that’s now changed! I’ve signed up to language classes and I’m starting to actively learn German. Finally, right?

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Writing

How I’m making time for creative writing.

When I first moved to Berlin the one big difference to London that I raved about to my friends was how much more spare time I had. In London I was working long, intense days, spending a lot of time rammed onto the central line, spending a lot of money meeting up with friends, and […]

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