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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cultural Cockups

By Francesca Vaghi In Social Anthropology, one of the first lessons I got taught was that cultures are diverse. This does not only apply for...

The Lust of Colombia

 I did have preconceptions. My head was swimming with images of Shakira and gyrating bottoms, of Pablo Escobar’s face encircled by mounds of cocaine,...

Alternative Guide to Summer Festivals

Burning Man 29th Aug–5th Sept Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA The organisers claim that trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never...

The challenges of teaching English in Italy

“Do you favourite colour?” he asks me. “Do you favourite colour?!” the teacher repeats incredulously. “Ma sei cretino?!”. It’s 10 am and I’m in...

Trains, Planes and Automobiles: a Christmas Ferry-tale

Susann Landefeld on her epic journey home, through chaotic snowy conditions, from Scotland to Germany…

Charity, Chundering and Chile

We have all heard them — “Yah mate, I literally vommed all over the dance floor of The Lizard last night...I just chundered every-whah!”....

Sarajevo: where east meets west

Sarajevo is a patchwork city. In a single street one can move seamlessly from Ottoman bazaars to Hapsburg boulevards to concrete communist-era apartment blocks....

A pair of au pairs: two students recount their unique summer...

Over the summer, we all try and earn a bit of extra cash. Whether through waitressing, temping, babysitting- anything, really, to give us that...

Kazakhstan: Borat, the Beatles and Prince Michael of Kent

Kazakhstan is huge country that was largely unknown and generally lumped into a homogenous grouping of ‘stan’ countries that make up Central Asia until...

Cold Mountain(s)

After the success of my last Scottish-trekking-adventure, during which we managed to forget all warm clothes and useful camping equipment, I decided to embark...