As of right now I can only speak fluent English however I want this to change and for the past 6 months I’ve been on and off trying to learn Italian. During this time I’ve seen what works best for someone who’s interested in learning but doesn’t necessarily have a lot of time to dedicate to it.
- 1. Download the Duolingo app for free. This app is strangely addictive, it recommends you doing atleast 10 minutes a day and allows you to choose from various languages. I’ve found this great down to how convienent it is.
- Follow a meme account on instagram in your chosen language. This is something I decided to do to try to encourage me to keep going with the learning process. It’s always a good feeling when you work out what is being said and because memes circulate and have pictures it is a lot easier to understand and work out.
- Watch films/series with subtitles on. People say that the best way to learn a language is to move to that country, therefore I thought by watching films in Italian it would emerse myself into that culture as though I was there. And even though I am reading the subtitles it is surprising what goes in without you realising.
I am new to learning languages other than French and German which I did only in school. If anyone has been at it longer I’d love to hear your tips.
So far I have only travelled within Europe with the exception of Florida. Therefore I cannot fully say where my favourite place is, however I can say from what I have seen so far.
Growing up I’ve been on various holidays within Spain including the Canary Islands, and this used to be the main place we went to. In 2014 however we went to Kefalonia, Greece and since then I’ve fell in love. Therefore, my current answer has to be the Greek Islands. So far I have been to Zante, Kefalonia, Corfu and Crete. The beaches in Kefalonia were beyond beautiful and I would love to return purely for that reason, Crete however I would say is the best all round with amazing views and beaches.
My answer: Greece
Below are more pictures from my trip to Crete last year.
See my Crete Summer ’16 Blog Post for more info and pictures of Elounda, Crete.
Last week I drove 4 hours from Manchester to East Anglia. Having only had my licence for a year it was my first long drive and so at 3am I set off with a picnic on the back seat.
Being from the North, I rarely venture to the south other than to London so this was a new experience for me.
The drive was rarely straight forward with only round abouts breaking up the hypnotising journey, at 9 I arrived having stopped off a few times including for a McDonald’s breakfast.
The main reason of the trip was the visit the Univeristy of East Anglia, which is a beautiful campus and makes me regret not looking into it when I was applying for uni.
After seeing the campus, me and my boyfriend decided to sleep in the car and then go into Norwich for some food. 3 hours later at 8:30pm that is what we did.
Whilst there I took only a few photos, but the scenic views are embedded in my memory. Next time I will be sure to take more to really capture how beautiful it is. The whole town has a traditional feel to it but bursting with modern amenities making a perfect balance.
Here are a few pictures I took, mostly of a subway which at first I was hesitant about entering however was pleasantly surprised once I entered.
Thought I may aswell share the amazing sunset on the drive there.
I know these are really bad pictures, and for that I am sorry however I was that drained from the drive that for once taking pictures wasn’t at the focal of my trip.
I haven’t posted in so long. Student life is getting the best of me, with my evenings either being spent working for actual money or working on essays and revision.
I now have a month off which I want to use wisely, I want to get back on track with posting on here as I am missing it and also have a little break hopefully in another country.
Where would people recommend to travel to at this time of year? I was thinking just one of the Canary Islands due to the all year round warmth however I’ve already been to all of them and I always like to explore somewhere new.