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Why do we celebrate Halloween?

We all know that the 31st of October is for dressing up as witches and ghosts and eating far too many sweets, right? But why do we celebrate Halloween? Where did it all begin and how did it evolve into the trick or treating, pumpkin-carving night we now know? Halloween as we know it, didn’t just

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7 painful things that happen when you live abroad

So, you think you want to live abroad? People move away for all sorts of reasons, all over the world. Not only are people moving permanently to other countries, but more and more people are taking on the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle. No matter what, why, where or how, there are some tough lessons we all

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Volunteering with animals – Lion cubs and life lessons

Volunteering can be a rewarding way to do something positive for other people or animals. But how do you know if what you’re doing is actually helping? After years of trying to put the Kanchanaburi Safari Park into words, here it is. An honest account of what it’s really like volunteering with animals. An experience

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What to Eat, Drink and Do on a Midweek Trip to Madrid

Think of Spain and you probably think of Sangria and sand, right? Think of a Spanish city-break and your first thought might be Barcelona, but what about Madrid? Looking for a cheap and chilled girl’s getaway, Iona and I hit ‘explore’ on Skyscanner and booked ourselves a mid-week trip to the Spanish capital. So what

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Kraków Salt Mines – Underground in Poland

There is salt in just about everything, whether naturally occurring or otherwise. You probably have a pot of salt on your dining table or kitchen side. It comes in different forms and colours and has been found useful for more than just flavouring our chips. But have you ever thought about where it comes from?

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When travel doesn’t go to plan

Ok, so we’ve all seen the insta-perfect travel pics, and don’t get me wrong – huge fan! However,  whether you use public transport for your daily commute, or you’ve negotiated all the world’s continents; you will know that travel is not always smooth. There are delays, cancellations and… good old human error. So in the

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