STORY TIME: the time I accidentally got a Chinese pen pal.

It is the year 2012. I have just successfully completed a trip to Beijing, China, with my class, at last crowning the dream which had originally pushed me to decide to study Mandarin Chinese in High School in the first place. Souvenirs tucked into my suitcase and a fun holiday behind me, I realise that … Continue reading STORY TIME: the time I accidentally got a Chinese pen pal.

5 CULTURE SHOCK MOMENTS WHEN MOVING TO THE UK (AS AN ITALIAN)

Moving is bound to bring changes. When the moving involves switching countries, this can be extremely overwhelming at times, bringing about what are normally referred to as 'culture shocks'. As a young Italian expat who moved to the UK at the ripe age of 19, I myself had a few shocks upon first stepping foot … Continue reading 5 CULTURE SHOCK MOMENTS WHEN MOVING TO THE UK (AS AN ITALIAN)