El Mundo Argento

Si te interesa, hemos creado un blog sobre Argentina como parte de nuestro curso de español en la universidad. Aquí tenéis el enlace al blog: http://www.mundoargento.home.blog De la geografía y la religión hasta la gastronomía y la cultura, ese blog contiene mucha información interessante sobre este país tan único.  

The Danish pastry

Now I love pastries, as you might have gathered if you’ve been following my blog for a while, but I’ve never tried a proper ‘danish’ pastry (made in Denmark) until recently. What are Danish pastries like? Well, I tried two pastries: The first had pastry at the bottom and around the edges, and in the…

How to cope with the Andalusian accent

I received a message recently from somebody who is hoping to work in Andalusia for a few months but is a bit nervous about the Andalusian accent. This got me thinking: how could she be prepared for what to expect? Is there any way she can practise understanding the accent before she goes? Short answer…

One year ago today!

This time last year, I’d woken up very early to fly to Paris on the long journey to the second part of my Year Abroad in Tours, France. And boy do I remember that journey! Never again do I want to be lugging a 22-kilo case onto the second floor of a double decker TGV!…

French Christmas Traditions

Advent Calendars are common in France to kick off the excitement of Christmas at the start of December, just like in the UK and count down the days til Christmas. Another similarity is writing letters to Santa. However, in France, if you write a letter to Santa, it is law that you must receive a…

Christmas Celebrations and Traditions in Spain

Christmas celebrations in Spain all kick off on 22nd December with the Spanish Christmas Lottery: El sorteo de navidad (also known as El gordo). This is the most popular lottery in Spain, with tickets being sold from September. Most Spaniards buy tickets in groups, as they are quite expensive, (20 euros per ticket) and then…

This time last year!

This time last year I’d survived the first half of my Year Abroad! How exciting! I can barely believe it was a whole year ago! This time last year I was back home, making the most of my Christmas with my family, before I’d be whizzing off to France. Looking back, I had such an…

Russian Dolls

Over the summer I was very lucky to spend two days in St Petersburg. Recently, I had to give a presentation about something, but without using any electronic resources such as Powerpoint. So obviously, in homage to my trip to St Petersburg, I decided to talk about Russian dolls. I really do like Russian dolls,…

Hello again

Hello again! I haven’t posted in ages, which is very bad of me, but in my defense, everything has been very busy! As I previously mentioned my Year Abroad is over, this means I’m back at uni for my final year, hence why I’ve been so busy. However, I do have some exciting news to…