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Finola

A British tea-drinker, biscuit-dunker and book-lover. Usually found writing in the corner of a café, reading in an obscure library nook or exploring a new city for inspiration. You can follow my writing adventures on Instagram @finola_writes.

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6 ways to stay connected to your international friends while at home

Forging connections with international friends is both rewarding and challenging. At first, the vast oceans, language ...

10 Netflix shows to learn French with

Hate that empty feeling of guilt setting in after a long Netflix binge? We’ve all been there. Next time, just co...

12 English words with truly strange origins

The English language is a curious melting pot of words from across the globe, forged through a millennia of invasions,...

12 expressions about spring from around the world

This time of year soaks us with new beginnings, bird songs and chocolate bunnies. The Germans have named it “Frühlings...

Take a virtual trip with these 10 travel Instagram accounts

Instagram is your virtual window to the world. Follow the right Insta-travelers and you can practically taste, see and...

Learn German with these 5 free podcasts

You dream of conducting a perfect German conversation, but your commitment to it can swiftly disappear behind a misty ...

10 reasons to love Bournemouth

When people talk about Bournemouth, variety is the keyword. This idyllic seaside town on the south coast of England is...

10 reasons to love Bristol

Named as the best place to live in the UK in 2017, Bristol is a port city straddling the River Avon in the west of the...

10 reasons to love Brighton

Brighton is packed with the kind of vibrance and fun that some might mistake for insanity. Known to many as ‘The City ...

Having friends around the world will make you an all-round more awesome person – here’s why

Why be friends with someone who lives thousands of miles away? Why not just nip around the corner to your long-term be...