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Studying a Language Abroad with ESL – Language Travel

Learning a language abroad is an amazing experience and one I have indulged in so many times. These days, it has become much easier. Those based in the UK, try the ESL website for some great ideas about learning a language abroad. In this post, I’ll discus my three most exciting times learning languages abroad, Read more about Studying a Language Abroad with ESL – Language Travel[…]

Studying Saturdays: Backpacking Centurion In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Studying Saturdays: “Backpacking Centurion” In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

“Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say with all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. It is a line taken from the Oasis song “Don’t Go Away” which was released the same year I left Bangor Grammar School, 1997. I wrote very recently how it just passed the 25 Read more about Studying Saturdays: “Backpacking Centurion” In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland[…]

Class of 1Y: Twenty Five Years Ago This Week in Bangor, Northern Ireland

Twenty Five Years Ago This Week: Class of 1Y in Bangor Grammar School, Northern Ireland

“Where were you while we were in 1Y?” Here yousens! Did youse bring a tennis ball? Baggsy not nets. That’s rare so it is. It’s hard for me to believe that the above photo is 25 years old this week. It was taken on my first day at Bangor Grammar School, in August 1991 and Read more about Twenty Five Years Ago This Week: Class of 1Y in Bangor Grammar School, Northern Ireland[…]

Learning Polish with Alina: Jestem Jonny, Jestem Irlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net

Jestem Jonny, Jestem Północnoirlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net

This is my first ever blog post on here in part-Polish, It’s coming towards the end of my second month in Poland and though, I have travelled around Pomorskie and into Kaliningrad in that time, I have found time away from work to start to learn Polish, with Learn Polish in Gdańsk. I did a Read more about Jestem Jonny, Jestem Północnoirlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember me or not. But you left your mark on this nomadic Northern Irishman back in Read more about The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland[…]

Studying Saturdays: Learning Polish in Gdańsk at Learn Polish in Gdańsk

“Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers. It’s been ages since I did a Studying Saturdays post and I still believe that we are all perpetual students until the day we die. We are always learning, always studying. We are forever on a learning cycle on this planet. As far as learning languages is Read more about Studying Saturdays: Learning Polish in Gdańsk at Learn Polish in Gdańsk[…]

Top 5 Reasons NOT To Become a Professional Travel Blogger

“I followed the stars and I sailed to the sun, I held it in my fingers. Alone on the beach on my own out of reach when you just passed me by. I’d give you the world if you’d take my hand, but you left me alone in the sinking sand. I strike up the band Read more about Top 5 Reasons NOT To Become a Professional Travel Blogger[…]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad

You might have read some of my Studying Saturdays series and are aware of my times studying abroad down the years. I still find it hard to believe that I have studied and passed courses in five different countries, with some more planned. I’d love to have a crack (ov) at learning Russian or Polish Read more about Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad[…]