Budapest: Wherever You Go, There You Are

Once the public knows you’re a writer, they bring the characters and events to you. And as long as you maintain your ability to look, and to carefully listen, these stories will continue. – The Grand Budapest Hotel I’m sitting in a warm cafe tucked into one of Budapest’s laneways. Sounds quaint, doesn’t it? I feel […]

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Karpathos: The Greek Island You Need to Visit Now

With no fringing reefs or changing ocean depths, the Greek islands have a habit of surprising you with their jagged perimeters and rocky cliffs that have a tendency to tumble into the sea when nobody is watching. Covered by an opaque haze, landing in Karpathos happens quickly and heavily, the wheels touched down with the […]

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That One Time I Slept in a Park in London

Things I would recommend in London: shopping in covent garden, partaking in high-tea, picnicking in Hyde Park, and going to see a show in West End. Things I wouldn’t recommend in London: traveling on the tube at peak hour, forgetting an umbrella, and sleeping on the street. Needless to say, I did all three of […]

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Happy times in Helsinki

I wrestled with captioning this post because although I loved my time in Helsinki, I am currently stuck in the Helsinki airport feeling not-so-happy. To keep a boring story short, there was some major drama with my tickets and I wasn’t allowed to get on the plane. After one small breakdown that saw me crying into […]

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The Finnish Summer House

Travellers, let me tell you this, if you’re ever in London and have to catch the underground to the airport, try your very hardest to avoid rush hour. I learnt this the hard way and consequently found myself fighting my way onto the Jubilee line in order to make my flight at 11:00. I was […]

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Some (emotional!) Thoughts on Leaving Germany

  When I begun planning this trip late last year with my boyfriend, I came up with this crazy itinerary that took us through six continents and had us traipsing through at least 30-40 countries. We were going to start in South-East Asia and move through China into Europe. From Europe we were going to […]

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sleep/eat/wear: Berlin Edit.

Welcome to my new feature here on Dirty Paws! sleep/eat/wear will provide a little snapshot into where I am sleeping for the night, what I am putting in my belly and what clothes are covering up my body parts! As I will be resting my head in many different locations over the next six weeks, […]

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The Little Greek Island an Hour from Athens: Agistri

The last two days in Greece quickly became my favourite time of the whole two month trip and it was all down to the little Island of Agistri.  My time in Greece was drawing to a close and the hope of seeing an Island grew dim as I trudged the grey, urine soaked streets of […]

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Chalkidiki: A Cheaper Alternative to the Greek Islands

  Money is definitely not something in plentiful supply at the moment. In fact, finding twenty-cents in my pocket the other day was the richest I have felt in a long time. Unfortunately that twenty-cents is not about to transport me, or the team I am travelling with, to the Greek Islands. Those beautiful, postcard-worthy islands […]

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One week in Thessaloniki: Feta, Frappés and Feeling Unsafe

As I stepped out of the Easy-Jet airplane onto Greek soil, I was hit by wave of hot air. The hills shimmered in the distance and someone’s hat flew off their head and landed perilously close to the engine. My Greek friend in front of me let out a shrill of joy. Welcome to Thessaloniki! […]

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