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Hi, my name is Rose and welcome to Birds of Passage! Whether you are a solo-traveller looking for enriching stories behind the places you don’t want to take for granted, or a geeky adventurer looking for escapism in reality: Birds of Passage takes you on a flight to enchanting myths and histories in all sorts of places, all over the world. Looking for travel recommendations? Explore them through culture, nature and adventure.

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Studying abroad: University of Leeds

Studying abroad in England | recommendations and tips

The past year I’ve had the privilege of studying abroad at the University of Leeds. Being Dutch, it is not impossible (yet) to study in the UK, but it’s definitely not a cakewalk. After finishing my Bachelor degree in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, I had no idea what to do next. I didn’t really like the…

Making the most out of Edinburgh | on a budget

We all know the struggle: that eager feeling in the pit of your stomach to go out and explore the world, learn about different cultures, different people, rich histories, but at the same time facing the harsh reality of a bank account that, in all frankness, has seen better days. As a student myself, I…

Scotland, mo ghràidh

How come it took me 22 years to set foot in the land of lochs, legends, fairies, clans, castles, pipes & drums? Scotland, mo ghràidh, my love: you have earned a prime spot on top of my “most astounding and breathtaking countries I have ever visited” list (right next to New Zealand). Despite the gravely delayed visit,…

Popular London Markets

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” – that’s what Samuel Johnson once said. And boy, is he right! The capital of England has great charm; the lovely British accent of the Londoners, the many different neighbourhoods to explore, the famous sights to see and of course the rich history of the…

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