Brazil: And So It Begins…

Oi! Tudo bem? I’m Saffron and I study Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southampton and I’m currently spending my third year abroad at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis, Brazil. I’ll be updating this blog regularly

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Becoming a ‘latte-drinking wool scarf’ – University of Iceland Staff Training Week

Sunset in Reykjavik

Before I introduce myself, let me first explain this blog title. A ‘latte-drinking wool scarf’ is the name Icelanders give to those fellow Icelanders who live in the centre of Reykjavik (which is 60% of the population). During my week in Reykjavik on

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Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione


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


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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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


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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