Brexit Travel Basics

We are perilously close to January 2021. To many, abandoning 2020, dubbed the worst year ever, will come with a sense of relief. However, as jabs are exchanged to combat Covid, verbal jabs are also being launched in the time-limited Brexit negotiations. With the deadline bearing down on us, will we enjoy the same, seamless… Continue reading

Escape to Istanbul (Final Part)

Flanking Istiklal on either side is a treasure trove of cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and food stands. It feels like the kind of place that you could get lost in for 100 years and still come no closer to fully seeing everything it has to offer. The cobbled streets are shadowed by old ornate… Continue reading

Escape to Istanbul (part 2)

The famous domes of Istanbul rise and fall amongst the dynamic landscape the city rest upon. It is a vast, seemingly endless, urban sprawl, lying like a gauntlet over the boundary of East and West, reaching out in either direction. It is one of Europes fastest growing cities and has a population of over 15 million people. It long… Continue reading

Escape to Istanbul (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, a Covid grace period led to the lowest records of new cases and deaths since March, the world breath a premature sigh of relief, and I made my move. It was time to escape the confines of my dreary lockdown existence and visit a friend in Istanbul. At the time it felt like… Continue reading

Russian ‘Stolovaya’

Just before lockdown effectively decimated global travel, Russia had decided to make it easier for visitors to travel to St Petersburg, by giving tourists easy access visas to people looking for a short-term holiday in the Leningrad Region. The decision will eventually expose new people to a style of hospitality that only exists in Russia.… Continue reading

School girls or Brides?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world as we know it. Mandatory masks and offices closing down, however, in Somalia, the pandemic has affected another aspect that many would never even think of. The sexual intercourse related crimes bill has been recently drafted which would allow young girls to be married once they are ‘sexually… Continue reading

Justice for who? Jacob Blake

As tension in the US continues between police authorities and the Black Lives Matter protests, the latest tragedy sparks major unrest in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. On the 23rd of August, police shot an unarmed man, Jacob Blake, 7 times resulting in paralyzation from the waist down. Alongside this, Blake has suffered major injuries to his… Continue reading