Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 20:44
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Monday, 26 November, 2012 - 22:14
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Last Thursday, America celebrated Thanksgiving, a festival that dates back to 1621, according to Wikipedia.

Monday, 12 November, 2012 - 08:27
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The 5th November has always had a very special place in my heart.  Of course, it is Guy Fawkes’ Night, which in itself has great historical significance for the UK.  I highly recommend researching

Thursday, 8 November, 2012 - 17:19
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For the last three months of my year abroad in Seville, I lived in a new flat (in the area of Nervión) with a Spanish boy and two French girls – and we spoke to one another in Spanish. 

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 21:16
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UK, GB, British Isles – What’s in a name? Nationality, or national identity, can be a complex issue for those of us from Britain. Take me for example.

Saturday, 6 October, 2012 - 22:39
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This summer, I’ve spent four months living in Cairo.  It’s a city unlike anywhere I have ever visited and it has its own unique character – unique, but I won’t say bad or good!

Monday, 10 September, 2012 - 09:07
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The journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu feels much more like a physical challenge than a relaxing holiday.

Friday, 31 August, 2012 - 11:48
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I know that speaking is an important part of learning a language. But speaking and communicating are two very different things.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 21:22
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Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘Your school years are the best years of your life’? Well, it’s not true. At least, I hope it isn’t.

Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 16:03
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Living abroad requires a delicate adjustment and balancing of cultures.  Moving from Scotland to Austria, the differences aren’t so great, perhaps, as with a relocation to Asia or Africa.  But thi

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 - 20:05
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Have you ever travelled abroad for a short holiday and said to yourself: ‘I could really see myself living here someday’?

Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 22:15
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If you’re following this blog, you’re probably at the age when you realise that your parents haven’t always told you the truth.

Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 18:42
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When you go somewhere new, it’s hard to imagine yourself living there permanently. At first, everything is different: You’re in a new place with new people and nobody knows you. It’s terrifying.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 - 18:30
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Ireland is divided into thirty two counties, but it has two main parts: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 - 17:24
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For one elderly couple this year is very special: Elizabeth and Philip Windsor, aged 86 and 91 have spent the last week celebrating the Diamond Jubilee (60 years since she became Queen).

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 11:44
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Reading and writing in a different language is all very well and good, but how do you really master a foreign tongue?

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 21:23
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In the southernmost corner of Mexico, there is a beautiful, bountiful, and extraordinary place that is called Chiapas.

Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 20:03
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The shabby walls are coloured in a plain white. They might express the feeling that something has been wiped out or taken away.

Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 20:45
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The Triana Bridge in Seville is one of the most romantic parts of the city.

Friday, 11 May, 2012 - 17:27
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Catalunya is famous for its cultural diversity and its eccentricity. It is what makes this part of the Iberian peninsular such an interesting place to visit.

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