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It all comes together in Maastricht

Alison Laycock Before I even arrived in Maastricht, the feeling of my month in the Netherlands all coming together to an end was strong. This month has challenged my understanding of geography in so many ways and this is also represented by Maastricht which is right at the tip of the Netherlands close to the borders with Belgium and Germany. Walking around Maastricht, I was struck with how French it felt to me too. In fact, you could easily believe you were in so many differe

Learning languages for travel

John Brok Languages are an important aspect of travel. There is no longer a good argument for believing you don’t need to learn any of a language simply because you think everyone should know yours. With the world getting smaller and families becoming a mixture of cultures and nationalities as well as travelling being easier and more accessible, now is the time to be open to learning a language. I’ve always known the value of learning and using foreign languages in addition t

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