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Why Do the Catalans Want Independence?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Following increasing unrest and tension, recent events in Spain have seen the northern region of Catalonia declare independence from Spain. This is on the back of a controversial referendum (outlawed by the Spanish government) in which 90% of the 43% of the population who voted were in favour of independence. … Read More

What You Won’t Have Thought of When Travelling With a Friend

2 years ago / 0 comments

This is a bit of a warning but also a sturdy starter pack for those thinking of having a jaunt of their own. There are certain things that go without saying before you go away: what you should take with you; to always have all your travel documents together etc. … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: The truth about Spanish fiestas

2 years ago / 0 comments

Hola everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so I thought it should be about something fun and just a little spectacular… so the famous Spanish fiestas immediately sprang to mind!They’resomething that you think of immediately when someone mentions Spain, a great fun-loving nation, along with paella, sangría, … Read More

Thirteen European university students die in Spanish coach crash

3 years ago / 0 comments

At least thirteen European university students, all of them women, have died in a motorway coach crash in North East Spain. British students were on board the coach but it is not yet known if they are among the dead or injured. The coach, which was carrying erasmus students of … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Málaga, Spain

3 years ago / 0 comments

Abigail is a mature (is 23 really mature?) third year English Language and Literature student spending one year studying abroad at the Universidad de Málaga. She loves travelling, and has spent every summer from the age of 17 exploring new places solo, thus moving to another country wasn’t too daunting. … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Barcelona VS Madrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hola everyone! So Madrid or Barcelona? Barcelona or Madrid? Their rivalry is legendary and it doesn’t just stop at football, especially at the moment with the Catalan independence movement in full swing.They’re the two biggest cities in Spain, as you probably well know and, consequently, the most popular for tourists … Read More

Post-Franco Spain: A case of voluntary amnesia

3 years ago / 0 comments

With last week marking forty years since the death of its late dictator, Francisco Franco, a familiar silence fell over Spain. Since his passing in 1975, the discussion of Franco’s totalitarian regime and its atrocities have become a nationwide taboo, tacitly suppressed by all corners of the Spanish population, from … Read More

A Spanish Year Abroad: Sun, Sand and Sangria

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the beach, mountains and city centre all within 20 minutes from where I lived, Valencia was the perfect destination for my year abroad. Often overlooked as a tourist spot, despite being the third largest city in Spain, it is definitely underestimated due to the tough competition from Madrid and … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Barcelona, Spain

3 years ago / 0 comments

When I think about the fact that I’ve spent a month abroad already, I have to pinch myself a little bit. That’s a whole month without ringing my mum, crying about how much I want to come home; or giving in and speaking English out of frustration when not understanding … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Calamocha, Spain

3 years ago / 0 comments

Ella is a third year French and Spanish student who loves cooking almost as much as she loves eating. She’s just spent three months in France and her main worry about her year abroad is missing the Bake Off Final (yes, she’s well aware she has issues with her priorities). … Read More