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Erin

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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You know you’re fluent in another language when…
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After living abroad for some time – immersed in another culture, history, and language – you feel gr...

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 ways International Women’s Day is marked around the world
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Originally championed and founded by women, International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate w...

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...

What to do when a trip doesn’t go as planned: 4 tips for travel hiccups
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Living and studying abroad is a wonderful experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Of c...

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...

How to learn English quickly: 10 tips
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English is a fun language to learn (here are 9 reasons why it rocks), and even though it’s considere...

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 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 ...