Cornwall Weekender – St Michael’s Mount and More

Bank Holiday Weekends and Cornwall – the combined stereotypes of these two had made me apprehensive of my visit. Visions of beaches littered with bland upper middle-class families a lá the Camerons, and a county where there seemed to be little in the way of interesting attractions other than St Michael’s Mount and Tintagel Castle…

Summer Suffolk Wanderings

Recently I’ve been spending the majority of my summer in Suffolk for work and unfortunately exploring has been minimal due to the horrendous lack of public transport from my surrounding villages. Despite this however I’ve managed to get out and about a bit (and with difficulty) so here are a few of my highlights: Woodbridge…

Mariinsky Ballet – Don Quixote Review

My father’s birthday this year was a bit of a treat and involved travelling across Europe all from a seat in London’s Royal Opera House to see the premier ballet company in the world (usually based in St Petersburg) conjour up athletic and vivacious dances set in historic Spain. Whilst Don Quixote is among one…

Secret Garden Party 2017

In all honesty – the words holiday and relaxing don’t go hand in hand for me personally. I’m not very good at sitting still, so for me a holiday usually consists of dashing around all the sites big and small, and needing a day or two’s rest once its over. But this year was different…

To New Beginnings

This post is a fresh start – having begun Semper Explorandum in my first year of university, the reality of juggling an intense degree, spending months away from home on archaeological excavations and commuting to university meant that my attempts at writing were little more than sporadic. Whilst my dream career is as a travel…

A Personal Tour of the Louvre

You can tell whether anyone posing in front of I.M. Pei’s infamous pyramid entrance to this museum actually intends on visiting based on one thing. Footwear. To try and pack in as much as possible of this museum you need your most comfortable shoes so forget Parisian chic and all that rubbish – just wear…