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Manchester – a weekend in warehouse city

Manchester – a powerhouse of the industrial revolution in the UK and England’s second city. When people think of England they often just think of London, one of the best known cities in the world. However, after this you have Manchester.

Some dispute its second city status when compared with Birmingham. However, Manchester is without doubt one the of the most important and popular cities in the United Kingdom. A beta to London’s alpha world city status.

There is an incredibly large variety of things to do in the large English metropolis of Manchester. It really has something for everyone and is also England’s second most visited city.

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Exile to Elba!

Spring is round the corner. The days are getting warmer and people are starting to think of their summer holidays. Want a productive summer break on an enchanting island? Then take an Italian language course in amazing Elba!

For those of you who are not familiar, Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy. Elba is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50 kilometres east of the French Island of Corsica. It’s the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia and the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago.

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Frankfurt – Germany’s financial capital

Hello everyone! Today, we are back with a new blog post, this time, about Frankfurt, Germany.

“Mainhattan” is one of Frankfurt’s famous nicknames. Derived from its full name Frankfurt am Main, the Main is a river. The connection to Manhattan is due to the skyline of the banking quarter, which is unique in Germany.

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San Sebastian – Top 10

San Sebastian is a wonderful city to live and to study in. Having lived there for five months, I will let you in on some of the best bits of the city:

1. Food! (pintxos, pintxos, pintxos)

San Sebastian is known worldwide for it’s Michelin star restaurants (try Mugaritz and Arzak). It is also famous for it’s specifically basque take on tapas, called Pintxos. 

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Exploring Münster

Hello everyone! I’d like to give you a small introduction to Münster, one of the most liveable cities in the world. It even won an award for that in 2004, and is still, to this day, famous for its quality of life. One reason for this is its friendly and helpful people. Another main reason is its eco-friendly methods of transportation.

Münster is Germany’s bicycle capital. Hardly any other city is equipped with such a well-developed network of cycle paths and so many bike-related offers. It’s no wonder that travelling by bike is the most commonly used means of transport in this city!
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Boston, America’s Walking City

Boston is known as ‘America’s Walking City’. It is Massachusetts’ capital and the largest city. It is a place where people can do almost everything by foot. Part of this is due to the huge student population, almost one fifth of all residents! Boston might not be the most popular or glamorous American city such as New York City, Washington or LA. But, like many state capitals in America, Boston a very significant place!

This is especially noticeable if you only have a limited time to discover it all. It is almost impossible to fully discover every inch of Boston, even if you have all the time in the world. That is why I have hand picked a couple of places you should go to when you next find yourself in Boston. Let’s go!

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Mexico City – The Hispanic Metropole

Mexico City! A Latin metropole that has the perfect balance between historical and the modern society. This city offers an incredible insight in to Mexico’s rich history. A history that spans over two millennia!

As a former Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, as it was called by the Aztecs, has risen from the ruins of the historic city. Mexico City gives you a unique combination of world-class museums, parks, culture and of course old Aztec ruins.

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Krakow’s Sea Shanty Festival

Kraków, situated in the south of Poland, is the country’s second largest city. It has an exceptionally well preserved medieval centre with a beautiful, large market square. Kraków was also the European city of culture, an accolade it received at the turn of the millennium. It is home to 28 museums and various other art galleries and collections.

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Our student Sue in Santo Domingo

One of our wonderful students, Sue, has just returned from her second language course with Apple Languages! Sue travelled with us to Havana back in 2016 and returned to us recently to continue her Spanish studies. This time she chose the incredible location of Santo Domingo.

Sue had just one week available for her second programme, but we knew she would make the most of it!

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7 reasons to learn Spanish in Ibiza

Ibiza nightlifeThe Spanish island of Ibiza is one of the beautiful Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. People throughout the world mostly think about its vibrant nightlife. However, this magnificent island offers so much more!

In Ibiza you will find everything from historic buildings and excellent beaches to pure nature, friendly people and mouthwatering delicacies. What’s more, it is the perfect place to work on your Spanish language skills!

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