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Erasmus 11: The Erasmus way

Erasmus 11: The Erasmus way

  Proactivity is your best friend.   As an Erasmus student, you can’t afford to sit around or worse, stay at home and rest (unless the doctor explicitly said so).   Being an Erasmus student is a unique experience because it means that you chose to immerse yourself in a different culture and learn how […]

Erasmus 10: My first semester

    Exams are over, and I have officially said all my goodbyes so I thought it would be fitting to do a reflective piece on my first semester in Madrid.   A lot has happened in 2017, and one of the most important things for me was starting my year abroad in Spain. Like […]

Erasmus 9: Celebrating your Birthday

Erasmus 9: Celebrating your Birthday

  For those of you that know me, you will understand my keen interest in maintaining traditions and of course celebrating birthdays.   As an Erasmus student, one of the main concerns I faced (apart from the paperwork and understanding Spanish law) was how I would go about celebrating my 21st birthday. It is understandable […]

Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Hola chicos!   As I mentioned yesterday, today is a public holiday here in Spain. El día de todos los Santos (Saints day) is considered a national holiday and it is a tradition to have some buñuelos (fried dough ball) which can sometimes be filled with something sweet or savoury depending on your personal preference. […]

Erasmus 7: Halloween in Madrid

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  Happy Halloween!     It certainly is for me.     What better way to celebrate the Halloween than with your Erasmus friends?     Today was one of my closest friend’s 21st birthday so we all gathered together and organised a surprise party for her. It took about three weeks to plan and […]

My favourite restaurants in Leicester

My favourite restaurants in Leicester

  As we begin to accustom ourselves to the busy schedule that university life has to offer, there is one thing that we should all be prepared to indulge in; good, heavenly restaurants. This is why I have compiled a list of my favourite restaurants in Leicester which will hopefully provide you with some useful […]

Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

  Another day, another surprise.   When I woke up two hours later than what was expected, I should have realised the day was not going to go as I initially planned. As I was preparing to go to the Madrid International Student Welcome Day, I got a message from one of my friends asking […]

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