Archive for the Category: Travel

Bangor

I’m currently in Bangor, Gwynedd in search of a new place to live – I plan to move here soon and will be starting an MA in Linguistics at Bangor University in September. Bangor is one of the smallest cities in the UK and is an attractive place with views across the Menai Strait to […]

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Return to Brighton

I arrived back in Brighton last night after an enjoyable week of studying and using Welsh in Nant Gwrtheyrn. There were only six others on the courses – all men – and I was the youngest. Most of the others were Welsh, or had Welsh connections, or at least make regular visits to Wales. Most […]

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Nant Gwrtheyrn

Tomorrow I’m off to Nant Gwrtheyrn, the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre in North Wales, where I’m going to learn some more Welsh. I’ll be there for a week and probably won’t have internet access, so won’t be able to answer your emails. I’m also going to turn off comments to prevent the usual flood […]

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Any ideas where it is and which languages are spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of the capital city of a country in Europe. Do you know where it is and which languages are spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Do you know which city it is, and which language is spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city somewhere in Europe. Do you know or can you guess where it is and which language is spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery town somewhere in Europe. Do you know or can you guess where it is, and which language is spoken there? Clue: I visited this town recently.

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Back to Brighton

I arrived back in Brighton yesterday afternoon after a week in the Czech Republic and Germany, which was great fun. Prague was stunning and well worth another visit – the day and a bit I had there wasn’t really enough to take it all in. August is apparently a better time to visit, as it […]

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Bohemia and Saxony by bike

Tomorrow I’m off for week’s holiday in the Czech Republic and Germany with Explore Worldwide. I’ll be flying to Prague early tomorrow morning, then cycling north along the Vltava and Elbe rivers to Meissen in Germany, via Mělník, Litoměřice, Děčín, Pirna, Dresden, and quite a few castles, churches, cathedrals and palaces. After that I’ll go […]

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