Languages student, translation intern and city-explorer, welcome to my blog that (I hope) will have you booking your next flight to these amazing places with a good idea of what to expect, but still leave you with that element of surprise …

My name is Gemma, I am in my final year at university in the UK and I have just spent a year working as a translator in Paris and Madrid.

I’ve started this blog for many reasons. However, besides the obvious “I want to write a blog about all my travels because I love travelling”, I hope to give advice to those who have bitten the bullet and decided to move abroad, and also to those considering it. The honest truth, the pros and cons. But I have to say, if you are still deciding, stop and just do it. You’ll never know until you try and from personal experience, and after talking with many other people who’ve done the same thing, you’ll have the best time of your life.

I’ll also be writing here and there about other places in the world that I’ve visited and love!

Follow me on my personal instagram gemma_ford.

Photos on my blog are taken by me unless stated otherwise.