A Med Student in Montreal

Montreal, Canada – January 2009 (Disclaimer: I took these photos on a potato. They’re not entirely terrible considering they were taken a decade ago.) Almost 11 years ago now, I went to Montreal in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec to do a medical school elective at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). It was January,Continue reading “A Med Student in Montreal”

Autumn in the Japanese Alps

Shirakawago, Japan – November 2019 On my most recent overseas holiday I travelled to Japan, an increasingly popular destination which has become one of my favourite countries to visit. On a friend’s hot tip, we incorporated a night in Shirakawago into our itinerary. Shirakawago (also spelled Shirakawa-go) is situated in the Japanese Alps in GifuContinue reading “Autumn in the Japanese Alps”

La Bella Vita: A day on Lake Como

Lake Como, Italy – June 2019 Another day, another conference. There’s a meeting held every two years in Lugano, a lovely lakeside town in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland bordering Italy. I attended for the first time this year. After arriving in Milan, the closest big airport, I headed north and across the Swiss borderContinue reading “La Bella Vita: A day on Lake Como”