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15 cool things to do in Newcastle

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When I moved to Scotland almost two years ago, I swore to myself that I would explore every last corner of the UK. I would get to know my new home like my home country. Let's be honest, the plan was to see more of the UK than I had ever seen of Austria. Well, you might have guessed it: little has happened to make this plan a reality. I did manage to squeeze [...]

Five reasons to go to... Sheffield

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Ask anyone in England what the name "Sheffield" brings to mind and the most likely answer is "stainless steel." Boring, shiny, stainless steel; simply because it was developed there. However, having lived in Sheffield for nearly two years now, I can vouch that there is definitely more to it than that. Here are five reasons why you should go to Sheffield (and[...]

Poppies: The Place to Eat Fish and Chips in London

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As you probably have heard, the UK is well known for its dish fish and chips and there are hundred of restaurants, pubs and corner shops offering this. Finding the perfect fish and chips turned out to be quite a challenge, but after a while I luckily found my favourite place, a restaurant called 'Poppies' situated in the East End, just around the corner from[...]

Do's and don'ts for traveling abroad

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When going abroad, I think it is important to be polite and behave according to local customs, but every now and then a blunder happens. Something like giving thumbs up (a don't in Brazil and the middle east) and waving at your friends with an open palm (in Greece) can be the source of misunderstanding and offend the locals.  After reading an article about f[...]