Education is at the forefront of most parent’s minds in Spain and it’s interesting to see the emphasis they place on the importance of learning foreign languages, in this case it’s English. They see it as a way to give their children opportunities that they didn’t necessarily have whilst growing up and choose to give… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Politics and Paella!
Tenerife is, most probably, one of the best places you can see in Europe. The island is filled with touristic attractions, friendly locals and the best beaches you’ll ever see. Although most people might think “It must be quite hot down there in the Canary Islands, so close to Africa”, that thought is often untrue.… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Life in Tenerife
Helloooooooo, once again! I have been back in Australia for exactly a week. I’m very excited to be back for the second semester. I arrived on the 4th of March and even though it’s no longer summer it was very hot! I was picked up from the airport by a friend and after making sure… Continue reading Back to Australia – Second Semester
I’m living and working in Alicante, which is part of the Valencia province and where valenciano is spoken daily, however here in Alicante most people tend to speak Spanish, except for the older generation who still hold on to tradition. Even though Spanish is the lingua franca here, you need to be fluent in valenciano… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Did someone say olé?
This week we spent four evenings from around 5pm until 2am at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) as part of our fieldwork for the Upper Polar Atmosphere. The KHO is located about 15km from Longyearbyen with a number of optical and radio instrumentation used to research the middle and upper atmosphere. The first auroral station… Continue reading Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears
First things first, everything here happens later. Lunch is generally eaten at about 2-3 o’clock, businesses usually finish work around 8pm and, it’s not unusual to be invited out for dinner at half 10, only to go for a drink around 1am in the morning. Since being here I’ve got used to a more relaxed… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Surfing, Sightseeing or Salsa?
Travelling abroad can be scary, you wonder if you’re going to make any friends, if the local people are going to understand you or if you’re even going to like it there. Don’t worry, everyone who travels abroad by themselves will have thought these thoughts over and over, until they sound like a broken record,… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Hola, me llamo…
Arctic Survival Training First things first, unfortunately, not long after my first blog, my laptop broke. Until now, I have been without, consequently, no blog. However, with my new laptop all set up, without further ado, here is my second blog – Arctic Survival Training. When coming to UNIS to study, it is vital that… Continue reading Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears
Mexico holds its own when it comes to celebrations and festivals, standing first in line when wanting to have a good time. It is part of the culture to participate in literally every celebration, from the most particular ones, like the Mexican Independence Day, to the ones that are common worldwide, like Christmas. When asked what’s a… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Celebrating in Mexico
This is my first blog post! Just a quick introduction, I study Spanish and English Literature at Aberystwyth University, however I am currently working in Spain at King’s College Alicante as part of my year abroad