A Day at Lake Biwa

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Last Sunday, we packed our sunscreen, swimming costumes, plenty of food and headed for Omimaiko Beach at Lake Biwa (The largest lake in Japan). Only an hour away from Kyoto Station, Omimaiko Beach was the perfect Sunday day out. Unfortunately

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Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione

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Castello Sforzesco contains a museum, an art gallery and allows access into Parco Sempione which is a public park where a lot of live music and events occur-there is a small aquarium there as well. If you walk to the

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Lake Como

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Another trip I managed to make over the Easter break was to Lake Como-one of the major lakes in northern Italy. It was quite a windy day but we managed to visit the Duomo and see the museum dedicated to

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Venice

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So while on exchange I’ve managed to visit Venice twice now and both times have been fantastic! It does get incredibly crowded in some areas by tourists but as it is quite a small place with very narrow streets it

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Bergamo-Upper Town

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So for one of my first trips on exchange i went to the nearby city Bergamo. A small city with two seperate districts; the old upper town (Citta Alta) and the more modern town below. You can get to the

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Studying in the USA: One Year On

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Despite feeling like only yesterday, it’s been a year since I first departed for the United States, and so much┬áhas happened in that year. My final exams are over and so I now have an opportunity to reflect on the

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