Month: October 2019


Highs and lows

Posted on 22 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

One phrase that will always remind me of my dad is ‘the highs and lows’. As a Liverpool football fan, after every depressing defeat he would always say ‘oh the highs and lows of football’ but it is a phrase that can be applied in almost any situation. While the stereotype of a forever partying
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Spain’s fight against climate change

Posted on 11 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

During my short time here I have been really amazed by Spain’s fight against climate change. I was able to be part of the worldwide global strike which saw almost 50 Spanish cities participate in environmental protests and marches in order to raise awareness of the environmental crisis.  In Granada the streets were full of
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Te quiero Granada

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

While Cardiff and Live Lounge will always have my heart, I am very quickly falling in love with Granada. From impromptu live music and flamenco dancing on the street, to beautiful viewpoints and short trips to both the mountains and the beach there is no way I will ever be bored of living here. Here
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The Land of the Rising Sun – RWC 2019

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter After more than 20 years in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, The Rugby World Cup 2019 has finally made it to Asia. Between 20th September and 2nd November 2019 Japan anticipates that more than 400,000 international fans will arrive for the 43-day tournament. British citizens can visit Japan for up to 90
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The Basics in Valencia

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Mary Robinson

Hi again! It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post because I’ve been so busy for the past month and also my secret talent is procrastination. So where do I begin? It’s been a whirlwind month here already I cannot believe how quickly time passes in Spain, it honestly feels like my
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Spending my birthday in Oslo, Norway

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Call me strange but I have never spent my birthday without my family or outside of university and home. When I first got my nomination for studying in Norway, this understanding that I would neither see my family nor be at home for my birthday was instant and prevalent throughout the administration process. Celebrating a
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Foreign Fieldwork #2

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today I embarked on my second (likely my final) fieldtrip here in Vancouver. I really enjoyed writing about my previous fieldtrip, and you seemed to enjoy reading it so why not write about today too! Like last time we left UBC at 8am- a struggle for me as my beloved Aston Villa kicked off at
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Traveling Out and Feeling Real

Posted on 5 October 2019 by Thea Plumstead

I have never been as excited and yet nervous for anything in my life as I was to be flying out to Greece. I was ready for authenticity, the local experience, everything that the other Erasmus students I’d talked to before described! I was ready for it to feel real. And yet, I was standing
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