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Langoustines and Polylinguists: Turning Up the Heat in Girona

I’m ashamed to say that when I think of a Spaniard, I immediately think of the Mediterranean machismo type in a stretchy speedo, slinking around the sun drenched beaches of the Costa del Sol. And yet, two days after the TBEX conference was over, I found myself in a Catalan food market watching a head chef kissing a fish on its icy nose…

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Takeaways from TBEX

We stood, panting slightly, looking out over the pristine valley. Far off in the distance, I could just make out Girona’s cathedral spire, nestled in amongst the tree tops. “Just breathe it in. Peace, quiet…” An all too familiar beeping sound interrupted the silence. “…and Whatsapp.” Behind me, three different phones were pulled swiftly from […]

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The Six Month Plan: England, Europe, Ecuador and More

I’ve been back at home in London for almost two weeks now. It’s been a definite shock to the system: after six months and fifty different beds, I’m back on my comfortable but creaky single mattress at my dad’s house, which, despite the welcome addition of my cat, just isn’t the same as the Asian […]

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