Resto review: Village Mangal

Last weekend I decided to go home and take a few days absolutely off from university work. To spend time in the sun (if it came out), spend some time with my family, and not feel guilty for not opening any academic files on my computer. I did check my emails though, and open my …

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Settling in, sorbet and the sea in Bordeaux

Two days ago marked my one month anniversary in Bordeaux. It was also the third night I slept in my apartment following a week of no electricity, a wonky fridge and malfunctioning toilet. The Year Abroad Student Handbook reads that finding accommodation may be the most stressful aspect for the year abroad. I think that …

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Schnitzel’s one of my favourite things

One of travel's most seductive qualities for me is the chance to make the small, exclusive world around me disappear and to spend time in an entirely different space. I savour my sailing holidays in the Meditteranean. As snapshots in my head they exist as bursts of bright sunlight and dancing, aquamarine waves, but I …

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