Overseas Escapades

Travel Review: Forgotten Bosnia

If you’re like me and are always looking for new and exciting places to visit, I have just the right thing for you: Bosnia and Herzegovina. A place often forgotten, unexplored and sometimes deemed to be dangerous. I remember taking my friend for a...

Travel Review: skiing day trips in Vermont

Skiing can be an integral part of a student’s experience while attending the University of Edinburgh. For one thing, the inevitable photo album titled ‘Apres Ski’ keeps your entire social network in the loop with regard to your activities on...

Shanghai: Indicating Left and Turning Right

Shanghai is often described as ‘The Paris of the East’; a multifaceted city that both clings to traditional Chinese culture, and simultaneously collides with that of the occidental world. Indeed, one side of Shanghai matches the fast pace of...

The Mezcal, Mountains and Magic of Mexico

One of the most fascinating things about language is that it is not only a means of communication but also a reflection of a country’s culture. In the first part of my year abroad, the Parisians were shocked that the English used ‘bon appetit’...

Bucket List Japan

For my exchange program, I was fortunate enough to be offered a place in Kyoto University, in the heart of Japan’s former capital (794-1868). Here, you get a mixture of old and new, traditional and modern. Although many of the other major Japanese...

The Student Newspaper 2016