Appy Travels: How Apps Can Help You on Your Holidays

By Lily King When most people think about the apps they will use on holiday, the first thing that springs to mind is Instagram or Facebook to share their holiday snaps. But this only scratches the surface of how you can use apps to make the most of your holiday. Find food blogs It can…

Welcome to The Linguist Blog

Welcome to The Linguist Blog! A place for contributors to write about all things language and culture, without the pressure of print. Whether you’re on your year abroad and wanting to document your travels, or you’re an avid photographer wanting to share pictures from your latest holiday, we want to hear from you! We’re accepting…

Three top tips for your year abroad in Paris

by Tiana Phillips I’m sure most students planning a year abroad will be familiar with the slightly daunting feeling of uncertainty leading up to their departure. For me, it’s almost a year on from those initial few months of stress and paperwork, and now I’m a mere three weeks away from the end of my…

Il cibo italiano all’estero

Di Carola Sabbadini Quando si parla di pietanze italiane noi italiani diventiamo esperti culinari stile Antonino Cannavacciuolo o Gordon Ramsay. Anche se non abbiamo mai cucinato prima, guardando i nostri genitori o le nostre famose nonne italiane cucinare, ci comportiamo da ristoratori da stelle Michelin quando dobbiamo difendere la nostra cucina. Ecco qui alcune ricette…

Festive Food Favourites

By Megan Nicholls Despite being a lover of German culture, I am admittedly not the biggest fan of the quintessential foundations of German cuisine; bread, beer and Bratwurst! If you find yourself in a similar situation, it definitely doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy plenty of food and drink at traditional German Christmas markets, here…

Une Journée à Genève : un petit guide

de Holly Hunt Du fait que j’étudie en France à l’université Grenoble Alpes, je profite de cette situation idéale pour me rendre assez facilement aux différentes villes et aux différents pays pour un week-end ou même juste pour une excursion d’une journée. En novembre, je suis partie en voyage avec des amis Erasmus pour passer…

Challenging stereotypes: why you should consider travelling to Moscow, Russia

By Flora Galley Have you ever wanted to live through a bone-chilling, minus-20-degree winter? Spending a good few hours of your day in a dimly lit, yellow-grey metro carriage doesn’t sound like everyone’s idea of a good time. However, when each station is decorated with polished marble walls, chandeliers, tapestries and statues, you might enjoy…

NOTÍCIES D'ÚLTIMA HORA: Professora de Català Assassinada Per La Seva Alumna

Laura Arnoud  Entre les hores de vuit del vespre d’ahir dijous i les deu del matí d’avui divendres, una professora catalana que vivia a Birmingham ha sigut assassinada per la seva alumna. Encara no tenim gaire informació perquè continua sent una investigació en curs. Primerament, us donaré tots els detalls que tenim sobre la professora….

Trabajando en Madrid: ¿viviendo la vida loca o la vida ocupada?

Por Jessica Waugh-Bacchus Llevo los últimos tres meses trabajando en la redacción de una revista que ubicada en Madrid. Mi experiencia aquí en Madrid me ha enseñado mucho con respecto a los entresijos del estilo de vida en las oficinas españolas – cabe decir que la jornada en España va más allá de una siesta….

From Real Madrid to Birmingham City

By Roseanna Conway This time last year I was preparing to go to Madrid for my year abroad, a compulsory part of my English Language and Spanish degree. The prospect was daunting, so much so that there were times when I considered not going at all.  One year on, I’m very grateful I conquered my…

Pâtisserie Paradise

Megan Nicholls  The French are stereotypically famous for their fine wines and delicious cuisine. However, their quintessential cakes and pastries have also played a significant cultural role for centuries. The mouth-watering delicacies might be easily confused with traditional desserts, such as crème brûlée, profiteroles, and tarte tatin, not to mention the well-loved crêpe; and, of course, baked croissants, baguettes, and pains au chocolat.  The…

72 hours in Budapest

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats getting to know the culture, history, politics, and (of course) the food of each new place you visit, and it’s safe to say that Budapest isn’t lacking in any of these areas! From enjoying the panoramic views of Budapest while cruising along the River Danube to letting your hair down…