Naples and Pompeii

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The view of Mount Vesuvius and the port of Naples from Castel Sant’elmo

The view of the Port of Naples

The view of the Port of Naples

Last weekend I went on a short trip to Naples. All I packed was my camera, some euros and my toiletries. Armed and ready to take as many pictures of crumbling ruins, and eat as much pizza as possible.

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Exploring Eastern Europe

In Sultanmet

Ginger cat in Sultanmet, Istanbul, Turkey

Whilst on my year abroad in Prague I have been itching to go traveling, and where better to go than the region that I study in my degree?

My trip started in Prague and ended in Istanbul. In total I went to 7 places: Zagreb in Croatia, Jajce and Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Split in Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia, Sofia in Bulgaria and finally, Istanbul in Turkey. Here are some pictures from my travels:

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Mr Brainwash Exhibition: FREE!

Mr Brainwash exhibition entrance, in the Old Sorting Office

Art modified with the modern

Mr Brainwash opened his first ever solo UK exhibition in London on Sunday 5th August.

Whilst walking from Holborn I came across the exhibition unexpectedly, which was drawing mass crowds in from TCR area.

For tourists, the exhibition has a very British feel with pictures of the Queen, the Olympics, Union Jacks, painted model horses, iconic photos of Kate Moss made into pop art and a model London black cab.

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

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This may be your first year in London as a student or it may be your third, but by now you must know the streets to avoid for tourists and the places that get so busy and boring that you can’t bear to face them. Let’s be honest, Oxford Street and Covent Garden will never be as great as the first time you went. But sometimes the tourist attractions can look so appealing, especially if they’re free! So here are Those London Students’ pick of the top 10 free things you can do in London.

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A night in Malaysia in London

They say the best way to discover a culture is to try out its cuisine, right or have I just made that up? Either way, true or not, it’s something we here at Those London Students subscribe to. So despite our far from empty stomachs thanks to our late breakfast at the Diner, we decided to check out the Malaysia Night in Trafalgar Square to try and get a taste of Malaysia. Sponsored by the Malaysia Kitchen, it certainly didn’t disappoint. There was a wide selection of food from strange looking fruit, to watermelons that looked too good to eat (and probably were just for decoration but as my mother says, if it’s edible then I’m sure you can eat it eventually), traditional Malaysian cakes and a good old curry. Sadly we couldn’t try all the food that was on offer, but what we settled on were more than enough to give us a glimpse of traditional Malaysian cuisine.