A year after the referendum

Three years ago, I was living in sunny Vienna. As I grow older, my memories of times and places merge into a sense of feeling. These memories feel deeply personal and yet, oddly detached. When I think of Vienna, I remember the incessant summer heat and numerous nightclubs, severe depression and waking up at 3pm …

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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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Handy Hints for Interrailing Europe

I recently returned back from a two week jaunt across Europe (you can read about it on my personal blog here) and had a jolly time indeed.   However, with any backpacking trip you are bound to encounter problems and dilemmas, so here are my nuggets of wisdom for if you're planning a similar trip! …

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Language Learning = Code Cracking?

I spent my life believing that "Rosetta Stone" was a woman who wanted everyone to learn languages, and looked a bit like Mavis Beacon. I was wrong. The Rosetta Stone, apart from being an American language course, is actually the reason why we understand Egyptian hieroglyphs.   On that note, it's not hieroglyphics, that's an adjective, …

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