Now I want to introduce you to La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine), one of the most intriguing sights/sites in the region of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is so strongly associated with wine that we sometimes forget it is an exciting multicultural city as well as a wine region.
Most people know Europe has certain cultural features in common. We have the metric system, write dates DD/MM/YY, pay with the Euro (mostly) and use the 24-hour clock. That’s just
Where are you going on vacation this year? May I suggest a European tour? Here are ten crime fiction books I’ve loved because they transported me to another country and in
Spring 1993, Portugal I oversleep, miss breakfast, my friends and the bus to Braga. The next one goes in an hour. There’s an unimpressive-looking restaurant across the road and I’m starving.
The Region You drive up the hill and notice the brown tourist road sign alerting you to a photo opportunity up ahead. You slow down, wondering what on earth one can
Here in Switzerland, it’s Altwiebersommer (Old Ladies’ Summer). Colours are brighter, sunlight is golden and warm afternoons chase away the mists of morning. Apples ripen on the bough and wasps
Should writers approach language as an untouchable set of rules, regarding idioms and phrases as sacrosanct? For me, the fabulous set of tools we are granted as English speakers is a gift. Our literature and conversation would be poorer without the creativity and inventiveness of those who stretch its elasticity.
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