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I recently went back to Milan for the first time in almost a year, as I was desperate to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the MUDEC and had decided that this was a good enough excuse for a solo...

There’s an annoying stigma attached to travelling alone, as if it’s a sad activity that only the pathologically weird are allowed to enjoy. But if you ask me, solo travel is an experience that everyone who has the chance should...

There's a misconception that the cuisine in every European country north of the Alps is composed entirely of pig and/or potato, perhaps with a side order of boiled cabbage, and that if you want to eat really well, you have...

I admit, I was a bit nervous about visiting Latvia in freezing February, almost exclusively for sartorial reasons. Would my much-loved bobble hat be warm enough? Would my toes drop off if I didn't wear 8 pairs of socks under my...

I have to admit that I knew very little about Latvia before booking flights there a couple of months ago. I'd been on the hunt for a destination for a February mini-break (cleverly combining S's Christmas present with our anniversary celebrations - smart,...

At 7.54 p.m., you arrive at your regular supermarket looking windswept and flushed having realized, six minutes before the store closed, that you have nothing at all left in the cupboard, except for four strawberries, the dregs of a tub...

About 4 nanoseconds after sitting down at my desk after the Christmas break, I was already daydreaming about how to get away again (isn’t being an adult fun?). One evening a few days later, as I was trying to distract myself...

2018 marks my sixth year in Italy (how did that happen?) and my fifth time looking for a new flat in Turin. Every time I have to do it, I'm reminded that house hunting in Italy is not a pleasant experience,...