Travel / 13/10/2020 The hidden grandeur of Northern Iceland

If we are building a list of hidden gems around the world, Iceland should not be on this list. Everyone knows Iceland is the epitome of natural beauty and offers so much for a relatively small island. A photographer’s paradise and filled with natural spectacles seen nowhere else, most have been recommended to visit “The...

Travel / 13/10/2020 Travelling a post-pandemic world for UK travelers

Ever since the pandemic hit and countries across the world are forced into lockdown, most of us have been itching to hit the road and start travelling again. As infection and death rates change each day, the UK government is constantly updating their travel corridor list. But what does the most recent list look like?...

Travel / 13/10/2020 How to eat your way around Norwich

My stomach and I have had the pleasure of munching and sipping various food and beverages at many Norwich establishments over the course of my time here. I look upon the map of Norwich as a sort of tasting map now – areas associated with memories of savoured meals gone by. Here is a glimpse...

Travel / 13/10/2020 Meet these incredible travel world record holders!

There are numerous world records relating to travel; most are truly extraordinary, and it is difficult to imagine how anyone would be able to achieve them. However, countless record holders stand as testament that the unimaginable is always possible, so long as someone is willing to try.  On 31 May 2019, Lexie Alford, a 21-year...

Travel / 22/09/2020 How I stayed active during quarantine

Before our descent into lockdown, my fitness routine wasn’t the best. In fact, I wouldn’t use the word “routine” at all, but rather a sporadic attempt at running across campus at midnight, inevitably ending in a sprained ankle due to a lack of stretching and the complete absence of a warm up. When I moved...

Travel / 22/09/2020 The ultimate guide to staycation in Norfolk

With exotic holidays off the cards this summer and the foreseeable future, we thought we’d explore the wonders that are right on our doorstep in Norfolk. At Concrete, we truly believe we have the best location for studying in the country. Everything you could wish for from an overseas holiday is available right here in...

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Exploring Jack the Ripper’s London

The infamous Whitechapel murders of 1888 made Jack the Ripper one of the most notorious and illusive serial killers of all time. There ares books, there are films, and if you venture into London, there are walks and tours and live experiences. But what about the real thing? With the recent claims to the Ripper’s…

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The Kent coast dissected

For the Victorians among us, a trip to the Kent coast-side towns of Margate and Whitstable would be an exotic getaway out of smoggy London. Yet these days, Kent’s quaint sea-side towns seem to hardly lure visitors. The 21st century appears to have hit the coast hard, as we flock to the continent, opting for…

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Spooky hidden locations around the world

There are some places that you don’t find in the fright house or dungeon section of guidebooks, but they wouldn´t be out of place there. Some places just have that creep factor about them but you can´t quite pinpoint why. They send a chill down your back. These are the places that make your hairs…

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Inside Indonesia: Lake Toba

When talking about Indonesia, the first places that come to mind are usually Bali, Jakarta and the Gili Islands. Deep in the west Sumatran jungles lies a paradise people have either never heard of or completely forgotten about. Lake Toba, or Danau Toba as the locals call it, used to be a backpacker retreat about…

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Siem Reap: The ‘spirit’ of South East Asia

Siem Reap may not be the largest city in Cambodia, or have the largest population, but it is certainly the cultural centre of the entire country, if not the whole of South East Asia. The city is home to the legendary temples of Angkor, which hosted the capital of the Khmer empire, which spanned across…


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