St John’s Cathedral: Caravaggio

Whilst my family and I were in the capital of Malta, Valletta, we visited the cathedral and took a headset tour around the whole space. St John’s Co-Cathedral was built between 1573 and 1577 and contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio. The cathedral was beautiful and is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. This church…

Art installation celebrating Maltese proverbs

Whilst my family and I were in Malta, we made sure that we took a day trip to Valletta, the capital city. What stood out to me the most were the statues dotted around the stone streets. These statues depict and celebrate Maltese proverbs. This temporary art installation includes 13 statues and many of them…

Rockefeller Center’s Top Of The Rock

During my trip to New York, we took a trip to the Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock. The 70th-floor Observation Deck has astonishing views of Manhattan and beyond. I had experienced this once before with my family, however this was in the summer season; this time it was the depths of winter in NY….

Visiting Leicester

Today, I visited my closest friend in Leicester who goes to De Montfort University. I got the train from Nottingham to Leicester and she met me at the station. It only took half an hour to get there! We have been saying since we started at uni that we need to go and see each…

New York – Day 5 and 6

Saturday 13th and 14th January 2017 Considering this was our last day in New York, we seemed to fit in more things than on any other day during our stay! It was also the most relaxed day. We had from around 9am to 4.45pm to continue exploring before we had to be back at the…

New York – Day 4

Friday 12th January 2017 Day four was another day of a lot of walking! The first stop on our agenda was the MET Museum. We didn’t quite realise before we set off just how far the walk was; it took just over 50 minutes in the end, down Fifth Avenue and past Central Park. This…

New York – Day 3

Thursday 11th January 2017 Today was the day that we ventured furthest away from the hotel. We met a couple of our tutors in the hotel lobby and some of the other students on the trip and all walked down to the ferry port together. Once we were on the ferry, it took around 10-15…

New York – Day 2

Wednesday 10th January 2018 After breakfast, the first thing on our agenda for day two was to visit MoMa, the Museum of Modern Art. I had wanted to visit this the last time I came to New York, however, with it being the height of summer, there was always massive queues to enter the building….

New York – Day 1

Tuesday 9th January 2017 On our first morning of our New York trip, myself and my two friends who I was sharing a room with headed to the Fashion Institute of Technology. FIT is an internationally recognised college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We signed up for a fragrance talk and a lab…

Travelling to New York

Monday 8th January 2017 I got up quite early, 6:30am, got ready and finished packing. I was off to New York! This was a trip with my course at University, over 100 students in our party. My dad very kindly offered to take me on the train and the underground to Heathrow Airport to meet…