Kaixo! Why every foodie should visit the Basque Country

By Laura Ballard I’ve been studying in the Basque Country for over two months now, and while I do miss some things about home, I must say that I’m not particularly longing for bangers and mash. (That’s a lie; I do miss it, but the food here is really good.) Here’s why you should visit…

Italy’s ‘Espresso-strength’ Coffee Culture

By Grace Baxendine Whether enjoyed in a café or at home, coffee for Italians is less of an act and more of an art. As a language student, this is perhaps one of the most obvious points of culture to comment on, but rightly so. If you want to avoid appearing a stereotypical caricature of…

Deliciously Dutch

By Meg Nicholls Holland is well-known for windmills, clogs, tulips and many other stereotypes, yet I was most impressed by its food during a recent trip to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Granted, none of the meals I ate were particularly healthy, but all tourists deserve a treat, and when in Rome… Kaas; Starting my list with…