As an EU and non-EU couple, the UK referendum was a huge source of stress for us. The UK government, in exchange for a remain vote had negotiated a watering down of family rights across the entire European Union. Now that the UK has voted to leave, those rules will … more »
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The United Kingdom: home of the Queen! ‘Nuff said!
I was about halfway through my B.F.A in film production when I felt like I was totally losing my mind and losing perspective. My work was dragging and my personal life was an awful rut of mundane scriptswriting, uninspired photography, and watching too much Netflix with my cat. What’s a … more »
It’s mid-season and the cold breeze still manages to chill us as we walk around Cardiff. Once known as an industrial city, the capital of Wales is now charming and easy to get around. People smile, take their time to make small chit-chat with curious visitors such ourselves – the … more »
We have dedicated the latest posts on Backpack ME to vicarious travels: we invited a series of travel and expat bloggers to take us on a virtual trip to their countries. After passing by The Americas, dipping ourselves into the Caribbean, exploring the ancient treasures of Africa & The Middle … more »
Coming from my home in Portugal a trip to London somehow feels like “close by”. The fact that low-cost airlines keep on multiplying and competition on flight prices is tough, have made this city feel closer during the past decade. If taking a plane to London seems like no major … more »
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And us travelers know that, starting the day with the right combination of food and drinks, can really make a difference on your level of energy to make the most of your time! Trying different cuisines from around the world, is … more »
Ever since reading the Outlander novels (they take place during 1700s in the Highlands), I’ve been obsessed with Scotland. What better way to reflect on the gorgeous landscape and daydream about being whisked back to a simpler time than by camping there? One of the most serene and picturesque walks … more »
It’s been more than a month and we haven’t written anything about our trip to the UK yet… so unfair! Sometimes it feels like traveling is more than a full-time job! We spend our days seeing and doing things and, whenever there is some time, planning the route, reading info … more »
London was freezing but the view from the other side of the Thames warmed us up. We were walking towards the Tate Modern Museum and saw the city lights. It was just 5PM. This is a city that looks amazing in the dark. Mostly because the days are very grey.