Hitting the Ground Running

Whenever I find myself moving on to a new place or seemingly starting a new chapter in my life, I always anticipate difficulty in adjusting to the transition. Moving to Seoul was no exception, in fact, I expected this to

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Buena onda, buena fonda

Everything seemed to be going swimmingly until a load of exams all came at once. One of the things I have struggled with here is managing my time. So much is happening all the time, and I try to say

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Tourist to (temporary) Resident

Being here for just shy of a month has been absolutely amazing, and I’m sure that will continue, however I have slowly noticed a strange transition happening. Slowly I am moving from as endlessly energetic and adventurous tourist into a full-time

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A Birthday Abroad

After finally finding bin bags, I was able to empty the bins! Who knew that they’d keep the bin bags behind the counter in shops? After my week of settling in I have been keenly exploring Seoul visiting many of

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Chile is living up to its name.

Hey! I’m Ritchie and I study French and Spanish in Southampton. I am now in Santiago in Chile for my year abroad studying at the Universidad Católica. People think going away to South America for your year abroad is too

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Life Lessons

There are many ways to describe a year abroad. You could start with the positives; the ‘Fantastic Opportunity’ and ‘Amazing Experiences’ that all of your friends and family gush about upon hearing of your impending adventure. Through their eyes, you

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