Category Archives: Musings

General thoughts on a range of things

Balkan Relations: Navigating the Minefield of a History of Conflict

 I’m coming to the end of a month-long trip, which started in Innsbruck, Austria, and took me through slowly (but not slowly enough) through Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. I’ll write another entry later on, which will serve more as a … Continue reading

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3 Things I’ve Learnt About Myself During The Past 7 Weeks

Whilst I’ve always said that travel is one of the best forms of self-discovery, I had stopped thinking about this long ago, as I figured that change just happens gradually, and you noticed it down the line. But nothing has … Continue reading

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My Eternal Struggle With Accents

In America they think I’m British, in France they think I’m German, in Germany they think I’m Dutch. In Spain they think I’m mentally handicapped. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always been terrible with accents. Anyone with … Continue reading

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“Dude I Don’t Know What You’re Saying” – Anglophones And Our Various Peculiarities

Guest blog by Olatz Rodriuez. You can find her contact details at the end of this article. They say that variety makes the world rich. And I don’t disagree with that at all. Wouldn’t it be monotonous and boring if … Continue reading

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Heading back to Germany, and what worries me

So in 2 weeks, after a jaunt through a couple of American cities and a 3 day stay in Iceland, I will find myself back at the doorsteps of the town in which I spent my exchange. Most of it, … Continue reading

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“Getting sad about leaving?”

This is a tough one. I’ve been getting it a lot lately. There have been a few variations. “Gonna miss everyone?”, “Scared about being homesick?”, “Worried about not seeing your family?”. And it’s not that it’s a question that provokes … Continue reading

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End of an…. Error? Part 2 – Why I’ve Spent Seven Years Doing Undergrad

If you really want to catch up, read part 1. But here’s a quick summary anyway. I’d been doing and Arts/Science double degree for two and a half years, and had finally figured out what I wanted from my tertiary … Continue reading

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Travellers vs. Tourists – Is There A Difference and Who Really Cares?

“Oh I’m a traveller, not a tourist.” Chances are if you’ve knocked around the globe a bit, you’ve heard this phrase. Chances are you were in a hostel, or a pub, or a club, with a bunch of internationals at … Continue reading

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