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A review of my year abroad; how it really went.

Now that I’ve been back in England for a couple of weeks and have had time to properly digest my thoughts, I feel like this to be the perfect time for a summary of my year abroad in Italy. This…

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The best bars in Turin – beer, wine, cocktails

If you’re new in town and don’t know what bars are the “must visits” of this city, then here is a list of some of my favourites according to what I think is their strong suit. Enjoy! Beer: Open Baldin…

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The Dos and Don’ts when living / traveling around Italy

Dos: Language: – Since living in Italy, I’ve been taking Italian classes alongside my business classes in English and it’s been incredible. I love having this new skill and also just knowing what is going on around me. It’s obviously…

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Going on a year long Erasmus exchange with anxiety

Hi Anxiety, Since starting this blog, I figured at some point I’d end up sharing this part of my life. And this week I just thought, why the heck not, cos there’s no time like the present. Basically, I have/had…

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My 5 step guide creating a scrapbook

For the longest time whenever someone would ask me “Hayley, what’s your hobby?” I would freeze. So after 21 years of soul searching, I think I’ve settled on an answer. Well my friends, my hobby is … “memory collecting”. U…

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The best pizzerias in Turin

It’s strange to think that just a few short years ago I really didn’t like pizzas. Today they’re pretty much my main food source. So for those who are in Turin or simply want to know, here is a small…

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The one where I went on an Erasmus trip to Cinque Terre

Back in October with a bunch of people from first semester, we went on an organised Erasmus trip to Cinque Terre. This is something I had known about for weeks prior to moving to Italy and it made me so…

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How to Travel around Italy on a Student Budget

More often than not when you’re in a different country for a semester or two you’ll find yourself wanting to travel. It’s possible that you’ll even prioritise travelling over studying on your “study abroad semester” (sorry mum). When you’re away…

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Long-distance relationships

Ahh long distance. I don’t consider myself by far an expert on this topic as there isn’t really much of a guideline when it comes to people varying emotions and personality traits. However, as it’s something I’ve been experiencing for…

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