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Simon

Hailing from the South West of England, I’ve swapped the land of scrumptious scones for the Swiss city of Zurich. I love nothing more than exploring new places, which is always an adventure considering my terrible sense of direction. Currently working as a copywriter, you’ll usually find me tasting Swiss chocolate (someone has to do it) and talking about football.

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A beginner’s guide to British humor

Britain’s unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcas...

Gap year guide to Asia

Asia is the ultimate backpacking continent. It’s a region of striking contrasts that’s big on adventure and full of ja...

10 things that only those who lived in the UK understand

The UK moves to its own polite, rainy rhythm, and for those of us who’ve lived in the world’s greatest country (OK, I’...

50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

It’s time to take your wanderlust to new levels with our list of the most inspiring travel quotes of all time. From i...

10 best summer cities in the world

Life’s just better when the sun is shining. To get you ready for another epic summer, we’ve compiled a list of t...

8 reasons to visit Seoul

Seoul is riding a wave of creativity. From fashion to food, architecture to art, the city has become a creative haven ...

10 reasons to love Malta

It’s impossible not to love Malta. There’s year-round sun, more beautiful beaches than your little heart could e...

8 reasons to travel to Australia before you turn 30

We all dream of heading Down Under for an extended period of time to explore everything Australia has to offer. But we...

10 benefits of studying abroad for a longer time

Learning a new language abroad is one of the most rewarding things you can do: it’s great for your brain (yes, b...

30 signs you’re addicted to travel

Once the travel bug bites, there’s no escape. Soon, daydreaming about distant destinations, stuffing your belongings i...

50 reasons why everyone should live abroad at least once

Warning: Spending a month or two abroad (or indeed moving somewhere new permanently) will induce lifelong wanderlust t...

10 reasons to love London

There are a million and one reasons to love London, but here are my top 10 reasons for why you should jump on the next...