Travel Tuesday: Luxembourg (for a day)

Let me start by saying that Luxembourg (City) isn't my favourite city in the world. It's probably not even in my top 50. But if you are wanting to go to the small country nestled in-between France and Germany, there are certainly charms to this sweet city, where I'd recommend spending three days (one in …

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Foreign Film Monday: Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard is one of my favourite actresses, not only for her beauty and charisma, but her breadth and depth of subtlety when she tackles a role. Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) is a perfect example of this, and certainly is justified by her second Academy Award nomination. Set in a small, industrial Belgian …

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Walks through my life: Colchester

Walks through my life is a more personal series of blog entries, which will be posted on the second Friday of the month. Here is the first! I was born, and grew up, in a smallish English town called Colchester, which is in the East of England. It has 100,000 inhabitants, is fast-growing, and in the driest …

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TRAVEL TUESDAY: Iceland, Niceland

Iceland in the past few years has become the 'in' place to go. It's featured more and more on television as a 'celebratory destination' (The Apprentice) and a 'honeymoon getaway' (Married at First Sight), and there's a lot to be said for this under-populated, rugged nordic nation. I stayed in Iceland for five days in …

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Graduation Celebration

Hello! Languagetalks.net is looking to expand in the coming weeks. If you hadn't noticed, the blog has been graphically revamped and I'm aiming for weekly (and more varied) blog entries, the occasional Vlog (oh god, I know), and a LOT more travel suggestions. I also haven't really used this blog to show how often I …

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