Here’s our guide to the most spectacular, superstitious and bizarre New Year’s Eve traditions. We’ve tried to avoid the most well-known rituals, instead we’ll focus on lesser-known gems. These might give you the inspiration to try something a little different to round off the year. Well perhaps not, but they’re funny anyhow. Rural Québec – … More New Year’s Eve Across the Globe
Winter doesn’t have to be all mince pies and tinsel… have a look at these alternative winter festivals… The Festival of Santo Tomás, Chichicastenango, Guatemala On the week leading up to the 21st of December the Guatemalan town of Chichicastenango becomes captivated with an electric mix of Catholic and Native Mayan traditions in honour of … More Far-Flung Festivals
Volunteering abroad……the very notion brings to mind the image of hippy trouser warriors marching across the globe helping the unfortunate. Many Instagram posts later and you will find them coming home, their heads held high with pride at the work they have done to “help” those in need. This line of thinking goes by the … More Volunteering in a Voluntourism Void
It is hard to think that it was this time a week ago that I, sitting in the kitchen of my mobile home, was solemnly writing my letter of resignation, interchanging between sobbing, lamenting and allowing my empathic, wide-eyed roommate to feed me sips of gazpacho out of a small drinking glass. But, I suppose … More A Eulogy to my Summer Job in the South of France.
The anticipation of travel is like nothing else. Once the flights are booked, it’s months of waiting, scrolling the hashtags of the places you’re going, reading endless blogs and watching self-proclaimed travel vloggers on YouTube. Like most other instances in life, social media shows an ever so slightly rose-tinted view of travelling the world. So, … More Central America: The Perfect Escape Route
We’re well under way into Scottish Summer and for those left in Glasgow without personal transport, cabin fever might already be setting in. There’s only so many times you can go for a few drinks on Ashton Lane, and your bank balance is suffering from all the brunch catch-ups you’ve been having, just to pass … More 10 things to do around Glasgow this summer that don’t require a car
Ten boats. Ninety-one students from Glasgow Uni. The lapping waves of the Ionian Sea and lots and lots of ouzo. What could possibly go wrong? Each summer Glasgow University Sailing Club and Summer Sail Week work in partnership to create a week of partying hard in the open sea. The destination rotates between Corfu and … More GUSC Take Greece: Summer Sail Week 2018