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Living abroad, Travel

5 things to know before moving to Spain

Spain is a dream destination for many travellers and tourists, but also for those looking for a change of scenery. It’s not a secret that a lot of people from northern Europe move to Spain in search of a warmer climate and cheaper living. I also came to call this beautiful country my second (third?) home, but in rather different circumstances. In September 2016 I moved to Valencia for my language year abroad and I thought I knew the country  ...

Study Abroad

10 ways to study abroad

You’ll be happy to hear that there is a lot of opportunities along your education path to study abroad. It can be a whole degree, a semester or a summer overseas, but it is available to anyone! Different ideas for how to study abroad entail different costs and commitments. You can link your study abroad experience to your degree or just opt for spending a summer abroad working, interning or doing a language course- your choice! Here  ...

Life, Study Abroad

How to settle into your new life abroad

So you’ve planned the big move– to study abroad, intern or work and now the time has come to go. I was so scared I can barely remember the first flight I took to Glasgow. I was scared of living by myself for the first time, travelling alone and being away from my family for such a long time. But time has passed and now I call Glasgow my home away from home, it’s my city that I love coming back to just as much as I love coming back to  ...

Destinations, Travel

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh

If you ever heard anything about Scotland, I’m sure you’ve heard it’s home to the scotch whisky. Not to confuse with Irish whiskey or American whiskey or bourbon. When in Scotland, you must not confuse the two as it may earn you some serious trouble with the Scots. Okay, I’m not saying you will get beaten up, but a lecture on the differences in aromas and drinking it with or without ice, water or coke may occur and it will be long. I  ...

Destinations, Travel

A day tour of Edinburgh

I have to be honest with you- I have been to Edinburgh many times (five? six?) always for a day. Edinburgh is an amazing place to visit when you’re in Scotland and an hour drive away from Glasgow. I have taken my friends and family for trips there and they all loved it. Oh, the times I had to hear it’s nicer than Glasgow! But my feelings for Glasgow aside, Edinburgh for a day it is- a nice, relaxed day of getting the feel of Scotland’s  ...

Study Abroad

Things I love about studying in the UK

Less classes, more self-study I have to admit, that was really hard on me at first. I was used to high school learning, much more contact time and relatively less self-study. When I started studying in the UK everything changed. I have very little contact time compared to my friend in Poland (I have around 12-15 classes per week) and it is expected to do the majority of the work on our own. After almost three years I can say that I think it  ...

Life

Autumn thoughts and hygge

I know it’s almost winter now, but I am still in my autumn state of mind. I love autumn! And I feel like I missed out on it last year when I was in Spain and you couldn’t really tell the difference between August and November since you could still perfectly go to the beach at this time of year. I really missed the autumn colours and the long afternoons with a book and a hot chocolate. Who feels the same way? Why did I mention hygge and what  ...

Destinations, Travel

7 things you must do in Copenhagen (budget friendly)

Copenhagen had been on my bucket list for a while, but I’ve been putting it off mainly because I wasn’t sure if I can afford it. Travelling Scandinavia on a tight budget can be a challenge, but it can be done and the experience is absolutely worth it. I loved Copenhagen for the calm, cosy feeling it gave off. Although we visited at the beginning of November and the weather was chilly, the place still felt inviting. The city has some  ...

Study Abroad

How to manage coursework in a foreign language

So I’ve been struggling lately. Moving the blog over to this brand new place, getting back to university after a year long break and getting back to my managing coursework in a foreign language has been a bit daunting. I’m still stressed about how my assignments are going to go, but hey, at least the blog is up and running! So excited! Okay, so back to coursework stuff. I thought about things I do to manage all my writing and  ...