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Away: A walking tour of Budapest

By Gabrielle Linnett
As I set out from Vienna, I felt somewhat apprehensive about my stay in Hungary’s capital. I knew little about the city and even less about the unique language there. The Cold War had interested me at school and now I was going to a country behind the infamous iron curtain. My suspicion was correct that it would be different to other cities I have visited, but in no way was I left disappointed.» >

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Review – Crash Bandicoot: The Big Adventure

Author: Gabrielle Linnett

Back in 2002 Crash Bandicoot made his GBA debut in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure and the console wasn’t the only thing to get smaller. This time round evil Dr Cortex and Uka Uka want to take over the world and use a shrinking machine to reduce the world to the size of a grapefruit, while Crash and everyone are still on it. The machine is said to be powered by crystals, so it is Crash’s duty to work through the levels and collect crystals for a counter machine to be built.» >

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Study Abroad: ‘O Canada!’

The word ‘Canada’ can be traced back to the Spanish or Portuguese settlers. They recorded on their maps Cá nada which translates as ‘nothing here’ – and I can tell you that they were very wrong.

I have recently returned from my term abroad where I studied at the University of Ottawa, which is the capital of Canada if your geography is not too sharp. It was an unforgettable experience and every second was worth it.» >

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An Italian Adventure

For a long time Italy has been my personal version of ‘Mecca’. For years now I have wanted to visit the country that is richly steeped in history, good food and (most importantly) sun.  With all these expectations it could have been so easy for ‘the land of pizza’ to let me down, but it certainly did not. It was everything I had hoped for and more!

 

All photos courtesy of Charlotte Coster.

All photos courtesy of Charlotte Coster.

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Reader’s pick: Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italia

Gabriella Craft

Cinque Terre National Park, a stretch of coastal Liguria made up of five coastal towns jutting out into the sea; hidden almost entirely from the mainland by mountains and forests. I was to travel three hours from Florence in order to make the hike through three of those towns, so we were up at 5.30am to catch the train to our first stop, the furthest north point of the park, Monterosso al Mare.» >

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Interested in taking a year abroad?

This is for everyone planning their year abroad, or anticipating an upcoming adventure which will take them to unknown realms, in every way possible. Whether it is venturing to lands after, or simply getting your dissertation in on time. Change is on the horizon and you have every reason to be excited, although at present you may be terrified. This time last year, I did not think about my impending move to Germany (land of the sausage) too much.» >

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Vietnam: The Journey for South to North

An extract from Hannah Banks’ blog, ‘HanBanksy’:

My time in South-East Asia was coming to a close. I had three weeks left and these were to be spent backpacking from the south of Vietnam to the north. For the past month I had spent it in Cambodia teaching English at a primary school in Siem Reap. My journey through Vietnam began with a goodbye to the teaching and forest volunteers we left behind in Phnom Penh, before taking a short tuk tuk ride to the bus station and waiting for hours for our night bus to leave for Vietnam – we found out later that the driver had taken a nap.

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