Monday, 9 May, 2016 - 08:22
by LouiseH

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.

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 15:04

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

Saturday, 9 April, 2016 - 23:21

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.

Saturday, 9 April, 2016 - 17:44

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.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 09:49
by CleaG

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.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 09:45

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

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 - 06:33

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.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 - 06:32
by ZarahK

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

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:36
by LouiseH

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.

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:31

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.

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 09:41

You just have to try this recipe!

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 09:37

Veganism. What does it mean? To some of you it might be a completely new word and it’s certainly a word I have only become familiar with in recent years.

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 16:54

I have just arrived back in France after a short trip to England to spend a few days with my family and to meet my niece Elsie who was born a few weeks (she is tiny and adorable).

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 16:51

Last year, I went WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) at a beautiful organic farm in the south of La Réunion. With WWOOFing, volunteers exchange their time and work for food and board.

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 08:16
by TashaD

Most weekends, my friends and I cook something all together and have a fun themed party. So far, we have had traditional Spanish, Mexican and Italian themed evenings which have been a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 08:16
by LouiseH

The area where I live at the moment in the south-west of France is predominantly Catholic so the celebration of Mardi Gras (known in the United Kingdom as Shrove Tuesday) and the beginnin

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 09:07

I'm really enjoying life in a foreign country, however there is always the odd home comfort I really miss (usually food).

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 - 10:52
by LauraB

One of the best things about moving to a new country is learning and experiencing its traditions.

Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 12:16
by TashaD

As part of my university course, it is compulsory that we spend a year studying or working abroad which is why I am in the beautiful Spanish region of La Rioja for the year.

Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 13:36

This 2015/16 New Year my mum was visiting my husband and I in southern Italy. We’d decided to stay in Calabria to experience what it'd be like to spend New Year away from home.


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