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Born with a severe case of wanderlust, you can find me trying to fill my English passport with new stamps, accompanied by a backpack, my camera and a snorkel. In between dreaming of adventures that combine snowboarding and diving, I'm a travel writer in Bristol, blog at www.thebrisdionblog.com, and tread the thin line between impressive and worrying coffee consumption. @emmabrisdion

All posts from Emma

It’s time to start preparing for your trip – here’s how
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Moving abroad is hugely exciting and filled with endless opportunities for learning, adventure and p...

How to live like a local (and feel at home from day one)
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It’s easy to feel alone, confused and even a little scared when moving to a new city. It takes a whi...

10 reasons why Lisbon should be on your travel bucket list
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Built across seven hills with the river Tagus flowing through its heart and occupying a stretch of s...

Why learn Arabic
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One of the worlds most widely-spoken languages, though not often taught in schools outside of the Mi...

Why learn Portuguese
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If you’re looking to learn a language that’s both beautiful and useful, look no further than Portugu...

The importance of an international network
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Traditionally, ‘networking’ refers to building a base of contacts for the professional world, but th...

10 reasons why studying a language abroad is better than at home
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It’s one thing to learn the theory of a language and study vocab from a textbook at home, but it’s a...

How to travel on a budget: Our 9 best tips
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Exploring exotic places doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you certainly don’t need to win the lotte...

Why a summer abroad is the best idea ever
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Dreaming of summer? Yeah, us too. Those long, sunny days and the huge break from class… Sigh. It can...

11 best cities for your post-graduation trip
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Congratulations, all that studying and paper-writing is over! With graduation come not only more sle...

10 celebrities that have studied or taught abroad
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Celebrities, they’re just like us except with better hair and a prettier Instagram feed. They love t...

10 best student spots in London: From food to music
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From the best cheap-eats to the coolest art or music venues, we’ve scoured London in search of the p...