Bon Voyage! Arrival: Essential travel advice for your year abroad in France

Lyon

As I stepped off the Rhone Express tram at Lyon’s huge Part-Dieu train station, I immediately felt a million miles away from home. Surrounded by loud French accents, speeding taxi drivers on the ‘wrong’ side of the road and the scorching sun beaming down on my head, I was overwhelmed. I tentatively crossed the road, struggling with my two drastically More...

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LSMedia Away TIcket Prices
By Ben McSkelly On Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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Newcastle United Spur £20 or less away ticket scheme

A long trip to an away game in January is enough to put off all but the most foolhardy fans.  Midweek matches are especially difficult, usually involving time off work or a gruelling shift after sporadic sleep More...

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By Niall McAllister On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Travel tips from a third year

That’s it, it’s over – or it is for me, anyway. As the university year finally draws to a close, first and third years alike prepare to embark on those adventure-filled summer excursions. Whether you’re More...

outback
By Niall McAllister On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Stranded in the Outback

  The Gap Year: an opportunity seized upon by many young people as a chance to fly the nest and travel the world before continuing with education or starting a career. But uninformed travellers can often stumble More...

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By On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Berlin: Alternative places to visit

There are few cities as inherently cool as the German capital, which is fast becoming the affordable city break of choice. Whilst you must take in Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island and head to the Reichstag building More...

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By Tor Marie On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Duolingo – review

Image: Duolingo As a self-confessed – no, professed – language addict, I’m constantly on the hunt for new learning resources. More dictionaries, more phrasebooks, more Rosetta Stone torrents, more dubious More...

germany
By On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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Top Ten Tips for Interrailing

1) Book your accommodation in advance Strolling around a picturesque European city looking for accommodation may sound appealing to you, but you will more than likely regret it once it’s 1am, raining and More...

Outlook Festival Illustration
By Emma R. Robb On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Outlook Festival 2013: A guide

  Officially recognised as “Europe’s Biggest Bass Music & Soundsystem Culture Festival”  Outlook is about to blow minds again this summer! The sun shining, the waves rolling and the bass thumping, More...

bestival
By On Monday, April 8th, 2013
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Bestival Breakdown, Part One: Why should I go?

If you haven’t heard of Bestival before now, you’ve probably been in hiding for the past ten years.  The “Best Major Festival 2012″ is renowned not only for its utterly brilliant and eclectic music More...

Photograph: Vicki Crowe
The dramatic coastline of Los Gigantes in the West
By Vicki Crowe On Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Sunshine in Spring: Tenerife

If the “Spring” in the UK has got you down, a bit of sunshine is definitely in order and you can even get some real heat in Photograph: Vicki CroweBlack sand beach Europe at this time of the year. Situated just More...