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An Australian-born writer and translator with a passion for education and travel. After finishing university, I moved to Spain, trading in sharks and snakes for sangria and Serrano ham. The call of Spanish then took me across the seas, to Chile, where I'm now based.

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10 most difficult words in English
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English can be a real pest, and even native speakers find themselves stumbling over some stubbornly ...

Why learning a language is hard & how to make it easier
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If you’re struggling to learn a new language, breathe, you’re not alone. Adults famously find langua...

10 things you should know before moving to Barcelona
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Hemmed in by sea and mountains and full of unforgettable neighborhoods and surprising corners, Barce...

10 things you should know before moving to Auckland
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Beautiful Auckland has appeared in many liveable city lists and recently came in third in the Mercer...

Gap Year Guide to Australia and New Zealand
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So you’re thinking of taking a gap year to explore Australia and New Zealand? Good on you – as the A...

10 reasons to love Auckland
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A nature-first city packed with beaches, harbors, islands, and 48 dormant volcanoes? It could only b...

15 English abbreviations you need to know
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Everyone loves a bit of code, and acronyms and abbreviations are great little tools that make commun...

Why learn Spanish
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Thanks to memes, food, and too much reggaeton on the airwaves, you probably already know a handful o...

10 things you should know before moving to Tokyo
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Meditative, though crazy busy. Traditional, though avant-garde. Chilled-out, though outlandish. Anci...

10 things you should know before moving to Honolulu
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Living in Honolulu means sandals, sand, surfing, and sunsets, right? Well, sure, those things are th...

10 things you should know before moving to Singapore
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One of Asia’s major financial and trade centers, the city-state of Singapore is a memorable mix of c...

10 things you should know before moving to Seoul
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Whether you’re drawn in by technology, culture, or by a desire to learn the language, you’ll not be ...