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Battle of Britain Day – 15th September

By 1940 Germany had taken over most of Europe, Britain was the only country in Europe Hitler had left to concur. Britain had turned down several surrendering offers from Hitler, so he decided to push the situation by forming what was to become known as ‘The Battle of Britain’. After France surrendered to Germany, it was Hitlers opportunity to fight for ...

BBC’s Bake Off Bye Bye: A Bruised Brand?

The Great British Bake Off. It’s the darling of the UK’s autumnal Wednesday evenings, a curiously charming crossbreed set at just the right temperature between Blue Peter warmth and the competitive heat of The Apprentice. Few have tried to resist it, fewer have succeeded, and with the show now into its sixth series it has truly become a national treasure, ...

Learning a Language from Within a Culture

Recently, I’ve gotten more in touch with my cavewoman side. Pointing, grunting (politely), and playing charades with the woman at the grocery checkout line are all in a day’s work for me. Now, as much as I love party games, trying to act out “Do you accept credit cards???” and “I forgot my PIN,” can get old after awhile… especially ...

The Amalfi Coast, the alternative way

Crystal clear waters, jaw dropping cliffs, spectacular scenery…the Amalfi Coast in Italy fits every holiday cliche you could imagine. Despite this, it really is stunning.

Located on the western coast of Italy, the Amalfi Coast is an hour or so drive from Naples. It is the Italy of movies and tv shows; perilous roads snaking around jagged cliffs connecting quaint Italian towns with lemon trees aplenty. The region’s natural beauty draws thousands of visitors each year, so sometimes it’s difficult to know where to go to avoid the tourist traps and truly experience la dolce vita, without those pesky queues that trust me, the Italians just don't do.

Here’s 5 ways to experience the Amalfi coast ….

1. Maiori and Minori

These two towns are lesser known than some of their larger counterparts (think Sorrento and Capri), but Maoiri and Minori are just as beautiful. With a luscious green backdrop, these towns are less hilly than the others, the cobbled streets stretching back further away from the coast. Follow


Mancunian derby match: clash of the titans

After a very turbulent summer transfer window and two teams today worth over £320 million, this Saturday’s clash seeing Manchester United face Manchester City already promises to be one of the highlights of this Premier League season. At home at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are fearing no one. Stronger under the management of the former Chelsea manager José Mourinho, the northerners ...

Apple Event 2016: Everything You Need To Know

Apple’s September keynote is always an exciting one for industry folk and technology enthusiasts alike. This year’s much anticipated Apple Event brought a few not-so-shocking updates to the new iPhone 7 and iOS10 plus a new Apple Watch was announced with all the latest in specs. The rumoured omission of the headphone port was easily the most debated topic in the run ...

The benefits of delaying your gap year

I don’t believe in regret. Things always happen for a reason. So when I went backpacking around Asia at 29 years old, I had a cultured, socially and environmentally responsible experience that didn’t involve tubing in Vieng Vang, destroying beaches in Koh Phangan or exploiting workers in Xi’an City. Travelling around Asia was something I started planning when I was ...

Europe’s biggest flea market cancelled: are we giving in to fear?

In front of this past year’s deadly events, France stood strong and united. The country insisted on re-enforcing security measures instead of giving in to the fear of having lives, landmarks and hopes taken away, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. The northern city of Lille, home to Europe’s biggest flea market each September saw its annual event cancelled for ...

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