Travel Textbook - Lucy

Lucy is the final year medical student who wants to cure disease, but not her travel bug. She is addicted to a good macchiato, documentaries and jetting off around the world, and no adventure is off-limits. She writes to help other young people find the inspiration and information necessary to explore the world and its cultures.

Taroko National Park Guide: How To Explore Taroko Gorge Effectively

Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) in Taiwan’s east is a jaw-dropping natural wonder and popular area to explore. Named after the local indigenous tribe, Truku, this region has been carved out over millions of years by the Liwa River to form the 19km long Taroko Gorge. The landscapes here are breath-taking as you make your way …

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Elephant Walk

Elephant Mountain, Taipei: Everything You Need To Know

Elephant Mountain (象山) in Xiangsian is the famous viewpoint which probably springs straight to mind when thinking of Taipei. Located within the city of Taipei, this jungle-covered mountain gives panoramic views over the metropolis and an unparalleled look at Taipei 101. Facing the West, it is the ultimate sunset-seeking spot and hundreds flock to Elephant …

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Wanaka Walks

Wanaka Walks That Aren’t Roy’s Peak (And Are Even Better)

That image you’ve seen all over Instagram of someone standing on a mountain edge overlooking lakes and hills in all directions? Yep, that’s Roy’s Peak. The towering peak with a panoramic view over Lake Wanaka is arguably one of the coolest views in the Southern Hemisphere. However, in this day and age, a view this …

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Oxford Photo Diary

Oxford Photo Diary: An Ancient University In Pictures

During my time on a medical elective in London, I had a couple of weekends to explore other parts of the United Kingdom. The UK has some stunning historical towns and cities to visit, and picturesque Oxford is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking. Home of the ancient University of Oxford, the amount of history …

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Tips For A Successful London Medical Elective

Tips For A Successful London Medical Elective

Originally, I was not planning on doing an elective in London and had my sights set on somewhere further afield. However after much consideration (paired with a handful of bureaucratic and logistical problems), I landed upon the United Kingdom as the place to experience medicine abroad. My allocated six weeks in final year were from …

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