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What comes after that one-way flight: the struggles of living abroad

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One of my favourite stories to tell is definitely the story of when I spent a week or so supermarket-hopping in London, on a mission to find Wudy sausages. I had been craving them for weeks, but could not find ANYONE who sold them anywhere around London. I took buses and crossed the city on…

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Paris, you’ve made me fall in love again

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Once upon a time, in a far faraway island, my lovely sister promised me to take me to Paris. She never did. So upon the realisation that I was about to turn 25, knowing I might be about to experience my nth life crisis, I decided to speed the process up and spend my birthday…

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Moving to Italy: One year later

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If a year ago someone were to tell me that I’d be siting here today writing this post I’d probably first laugh at the absurdity of how impossible that might have been and secondly probably slightly hope it were true. I sit here in the house I’ve been slowly turning into a home, looking out…

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What the hell is a pastizz? – What comes after telling people you’re Maltese

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Malta? Where’s that, in Spain? Maltese? Isn’t that a dog breed? Haha, Maltesers. Ladies and gentlemen, many must be altogether too familiar with the above – and more. The Maltese abroad – those who not only stock up on Twistees and Kinnie whenever they head back home, but also those who face a number of newly-found…

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Nudes, bikes and churches: 48 hours of Florence

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Buongiorno! And for my Maltese readers – Buona festa. It’s a public holiday here in Malta, and I spent this morning trying to recover from the craziness of the past days. More on that in a later post however. I think I’ve reached that point where nobody can quite figure out whether I’m actually in…

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Give boring Brussels a break – a quick guide

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Brussels is always on the news for all the wrong reasons. If it’s not being blamed for some controversial EU legislation, it’s being dubbed the hub for terrorism following the recent attacks in Paris. Poor old Brussels – the city that gets called some pretty horrendous things. People call it boring, grey and gloomy –…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part Three: The post holiday blues

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Alain de Botton, the same philosopher mentioned in part 1, and part 2 of this series, also speaks about the paradox of planes. There are two sets of people on one airplane – both with the same destination. one group is going back home, and another is going to a foreign country. One group has to…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part 2: Culture guilt & being in transition

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If you’re one of the selfie stick haters, fear not you are not alone. John Ruskin already bashed on the mentality of “modern travellers”, in the 19th century. The English critic found the attitude of modern travellers unacceptable, as he felt that people just looked at things and places and never actually thought properly about them.…

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10 Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Travelling

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I’m not too sure on what I’ve been doing for the past two months – but I’ve sure learnt a whole bunch of stuff doing it. I haven’t been backpacking around Europe – but I’ve seen my fair share of places, gone through a whole deal of experiences, and met different people from all walks…

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[Watch] The sun sets beautifully over Florence

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