Why Basque is Spain’s version of Welsh

When I first received the email saying that I’d be spending my year abroad in Bilbao my heart sank, I hadn’t really put the sufficient amount of thought into where I’d wanted to study for the year abroad part of my degree because my original plan had always been to work for the British Council…

Goodbye England

Looking out of the plane window and I am granted with a last minute glimpse of England, my home. It’s a beautiful sunny day as I take that last little glimpse until Christmas, the last glimpse before I start my year abroad in Bilbao, I can see the cliffs at the coast and the surprisingly…

I swung like Tarzan and survived!

As I’m standing on the edge of the platform preparing to jump, high up in the tree tops, my heart starts to pound a little faster and a little nervous laughter escapes me. “I’m scared, it’s quite a way down if I’m not attached properly” At that moment the final words from the safety instructor…