Living Abroad – How to Manage Seeing Friends and Family

A few thoughts on travelling sustainably when living overseas... Is sustainability about limiting yourself, or planning better?

The Journey Home: Wageningen to Bristol

Wow! 3,005 miles, 21 trains, 17 days, 8 countries, 4 buses, 3 ferries, 2 conferences and around 52kg of CO2 compared with 529kg CO2 if I had have flown (according to Ecopassenger, and adjusted to show the true climate impact of CO2 emitted at high altitude). To put that in comparison, 50kg of CO2 is the…

Day 1 & 2: Oslo to Wageningen

I have just completed the 2nd stage of my long overland journey around northern Europe, from Oslo in Norway, down to Wageningen in the Netherlands, ready for a PhD summer school. After a brief day of rest, the summer school has started and it's time to blog the experience. The journey, I thought, would be…

The Netherlands by train

My second experience of rail travel for conferencing occurred over the summer of 2017 when I attended a PhD summer school at the Wageningen University & Research Campus. At this point, the feeling of getting on a train at Bristol Temple Meads at 5am began to feel somewhat familiar, and waiting in the Eurostar lounge at…