Category: Expat

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London Luton Airport in July: A Tale of Survival and Regret

I have often said that I “love airports,” and am willing to spend hours in them just wandering around and soaking in the atmosphere. This is still true, in many cases. HOWEVER. I went through London Luton Airport on a Saturday night in July en route to Dublin, and  I...

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Living Abroad with Anxiety

Living abroad with anxiety can be tough. I remember the first time I shared my anxiety with someone while I was studying abroad. “Hey, this is kind of awkward,” I said to my 3 flatmates in London. We had only been there a few days. “But I get really anxious...

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Wonderful Views of the Alps with Inntravel

There are a few different types of people on vacation – the active types, who just want to go-go-go and do nothing but jump off cliffs and go for runs in the resort gym (count me out). Then there are the “laze around by the pool” people who consider their...

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Walking around the World with Walkli

Almost a year ago, I crashed my car into a parked car to fulfill the stereotype of being a female driver with no spatial awareness (THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES, YOU GUYS). Anyway, since then, I walk EVERYWHERE. I walk 2.5 miles in the morning to the train station,...

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Making the Most of UK’s Summer with Outdoor Games

It’s that time of year again where many Brits complain about the weather being too hot! With the recent heatwave causing 5 consecutive days where the recorded temperature was over 30 degrees (Celsius!) here in London, keeping cool is the name of the game. When temperatures get that hot, the...

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UK Subscription Boxes: An Everdine Review

Anyone who knows me will tell you that cooking is not one of my strengths. In fact, it’s not really one of my skills in general. Guy panics every time he leaves me alone as he’s not sure what I’ll eat or if I’ll be able to sustain myself while...

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Tips on Finding a Job in London

So you’ve just arrived in London, ‘The Big Smoke’, ready to make your mark on this big, beautiful city. But how to go about finding a job to help fund the many adventures you want to have whilst you’re here? Luckily for you London is just getting bigger and better...

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How to Take Advantage of the British Sunshine

This weekend, the sunshine came out in most of Britain and temperatures near us reached 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This, of course, is the nation’s cue to drop EVERYTHING and head outside to soak in the rays. After living in coats and sweaters and a permanent patch of grey for months,...

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Le Blaireau Review – Careys Manor

During our recent stay at Careys Manor (read my review here,) we got to experience a three-course dinner at its on-site French restaurant, Le Blaireau. Access to the restaurant is both from within the hotel, as well as this cute entrance outside for regular dining guests. I chose Le Blaireau for...

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Breakfast Buffets in the UK

Breakfast buffets in the UK. I have to say that I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but a few weeks ago, my whole world changed. It was my birthday and Guy was looking for ways to make me feel at home. I had mentioned to him previously...