The first week in my new home was spent scouting out surf spots, running routes and the best boulangerie to find a gâteau basque.
Ah Hossegor, j’adore. A place where year abroad paperwork and French university timetables were replaced by rolling waves and peaceful pine forests…
Visiting this popular Greek island during the height of summer, I was not expecting to have the white stone streets and Aegean beaches all to myself. However, I also wasn’t expecting to see Little Venice on the verge of sinking beneath the swarm of tourists that surged from every street. Thank the Greek Gods for the Suzuki Jeep we rented, which allowed us to escape the crowds and explore the island’s hidden gems.
From surfing in the Basque Country to soaking up some French culture (and wine) in nearby Toulouse and Bordeaux, it’s safe to say that I won’t be doing much studying this term…
Known for its world-class waves and beautiful beaches, Peniche was the perfect patch of Lisbon coastline for a group of 20-something year old dudes and dudettes frothing for a bit of pre-exam season sun and surf.
Sun, surfing, sangria… An incredible week of surfing was had in Portugal with Exeter University Surf Club and Maximum Surf Camp.
This lesser-known Ionian island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With pristine shores, wild olive groves and wooded mountains, the untamed natural beauty is enough to make you feel a million miles from home.