Archive for the Category: Travel

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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Also posted in Czech, German, Language, Welsh 16 Comments

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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Also posted in Czech, German, Language 9 Comments

Where in the world?

Here is a photo of a mystery city. Can you guess or do you know where it is, and which languages are spoken there? Here’s a clue – this is the capital of a country in Europe.

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Also posted in Language, Quiz questions 10 Comments

Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Do you know or can you guess where it is and which language is spoken there? Here’s a clue: this city is in South America.

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Also posted in Language, Quiz questions 6 Comments

Riviera Lloegr / The English Riviera

The towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham in the county of Devon in the south west of England are marketed collectively by the local tourist board as ‘The English Riviera‘. Their website offers provides information in a number of languages – the usual suspects like French, German, Italian and Spanish, and also Dutch, Polish, Chinese […]

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Also posted in Language, Welsh 8 Comments

Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Do you know or can you guess 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 somewhere in Asia. Do you know which city it is, which languages are spoken there, and which alphabet(s) they use?

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Also posted in Language, Quiz questions 12 Comments

Brighton

I arrived back to a wet and overcast Brighton this evening after a long, long journey from Lampeter (just under 10 hours door to door with a long wait in Swansea). One of the first things I did after getting home was to switch on Radio Cymru to give me a dose of Welsh, which […]

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Also posted in Brighton, Language, Words and phrases 12 Comments

Sunshine

My Welsh course finished a midday today, after which we had the obligatory group photos on the steps outside the main entrance. We were then presented with certificates for completing the course which mention that we have earned 40 credits for it. Unlike many of my classmates, I’m not doing any of the online courses […]

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Aberystwyth

As I have no classes this weekend, I decided to go to Aberystwyth today. The bus took about an hour and a half to get there and went through some nice scenery and some pretty villages and towns along the way. I particuarly liked Aberaeron, a small town by the sea with attractive Victorian houses […]

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Also posted in Japanese, Language, Quiz questions, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh 7 Comments