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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

‘The penis on the S-Bahn’, and other tales from Berlin

There was something quite poetic about witnessing an old drunk guy whip out his junk on a German train and deposit a lake of...

Wait, are fezzes in now?

Having lobbed my dissertation at the head of an unsuspecting member of staff in the School of History, screamed “Good God, take it away!”...

My Nepali wedding

Caitlin Hamilton, continuing her travels in Nepal, attends a hilltop wedding in Kitipur

A backpacker’s guide to Vietnam

Vietnam, a country nestled among China, Cambodia and Laos with the South China Sea along its eastern border, is a country begging to be...

Screw the Orient Express – I have First Scotrail!

I’m a pretty stressed-out person pretty much all of the time. Between stressing out about normal stuff – studying, and money, and whether any...

‘I’m just a student, standing in front of academics, asking them...

For almost the past three years, I’ve been doing a Harry Potter. I have not, of course, been living in constant fear of a...

A casual encounter with Ganesh

The hazy, dizzy feeling of the beginning of a new academic year has lasted, at least for reluctant fourth years such as myself, for...

A year in Paris: that’s so French

Wanted: sleep As I write, it is 7.02am. I know this for precisely three reasons: the first and most significant indication is the building works...

“May the odds be ever in your favour”

After having belatedly seen The Hunger Games - and having fallen agonisingly in love with Josh Hutcherson – I recently read the corresponding novel...

A year in Paris: first steps

In his first week of Parisian life, Jonathan Bucks is left floundering by French bureaucracy and learns the true price of redemption