A lot of the time when I reveal to my French friends that I am a vegetarian, a look of horror comes over their faces! ‘What do you eat?’ they ask me.


One of the hardest parts of living abroad is being away from your loved ones, especially your family.


Oddly, when you’re on your year abroad, keeping up with essential language learning tasks like grammar practice or memorising vocabulary can fall by the wayside.


What to say about Naples? After having been living in Italy for a couple of months, I felt like I had got the hang of living here.


Ever since arriving in South America, I have been constantly comparing their esteemed empanada to the British version that I am so familiar with: the Cornish pasty.


The other day I was talking to an American friend about how I wanted to make flapjacks.


I’m a big fan of trying to save the environment, and this month is the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) annual Earth Hour.


Saint Patrick’s Day is a national Irish holiday that is celebrated on the 17th of March every year. It is a celebration of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, who died on that date.


A couple of weeks ago my parents came out to visit me in the South West of France for a holiday over my February break.


I have just returned from a weekend away with my friends and on the journey back home I took some time to reflect back on the past couple of months since I arrived in France in September.


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