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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 non of them involve metal!).

photo by Jason King
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[ Written by guest | 17 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

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 Brick Lane – a …

[ Written by guest | 29 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

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 foreign etiquette for Americans I realized …

[ Written by guest | 4 May 2011 | 9 Comments | ]