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Kat

Kat is an Australian freelance writer currently living in Germany. She's passionate about sustainable travel, dogs, languages, eating pretzels and drinking strong coffee. She writes for Lonely Planet, BBC, Insider & more. Follow her on Twitter at @katbarberwriter.

All posts from Kat

10 Aussie slang terms that will make you sound like a local
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Planning a trip down under? Australia is an incredibly beautiful, laid-back, warm and vibrant countr...

8 unique birthday traditions from around the world
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Every country, region, and family across the world has their own special customs to celebrate occasi...

10 unique spots to add to your summer bucket list
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Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to pack away those puffer jackets and start making pl...

Cultural immersion: What it is and why it's so transformative
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Study abroad trips offer you a chance to fully immerse yourself in a new culture, often for the firs...

Sydney, Brisbane, or Perth: Which is the Aussie city for you?
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One thing people often underestimate about Australia is the sheer size of the country. The entirety ...

How to get your language learning back on track after a break
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Learning a language can be hard work, and it requires a fair amount of dedication. Taking a break is...

How to start your career as a digital nomad
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You’ve survived university – the ups, the downs and all the uncertainty. Now it’s time to start look...

Foodie guide to Manchester: 10 unmissable spots
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Looking for a place to refuel after class, the best brunch in Manchester or where to find a typical ...

5 things to do in London on a budget
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Living on a student budget, you’ll quickly realize your money doesn’t stretch too far in The Big Smo...

10 books for English learners that will make you love reading
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“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. RowlingReading in another lang...

5 things to do in Seoul on a budget
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It seems these days that the world has fallen in love with everything South Korean. From K-pop to Os...

5 things to do in Rome on a budget
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Rome is the largest Italian-speaking city in the world. With its fascinating history, vibrant atmosp...