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Lesson Seven: The pain in Spain

"I placed my finger on the text and slowly read the sentence aloud: 'Colon cancer: often no symptoms in the early stages.' Manolo grasped my shaking finger and turned his head slowly towards me, eyes wide open in disbelief: 'Mah gorsh, Meester Grimy. Ees iksactly what joo have got.'" Graeme has some toilet troubles to cope with...

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Siesta in the Sierra

Excursions in the Provinces of Madrid and Castilla-León Introduction It may appear as if British Expat’s travel correspondent has lost his touch on exotic locations. No more 1001 nights in Kurdistan. No more incidents with Ossetian rebels on a Georgian mountain pass to Russia. No more clashes with corrupt policemen in the Balkans. Instead a […]

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Paris: The best small town in Texas

"Writing a city guide for Paris on an amateur travel site is about as useless as attempting to cover London, New York or Tokyo in an article of 1,000 words. Since the arrival of the internet, any such metropolis is the theme of fantastillions (© Hajo) of websites, only exceeded by the huge number of porn sites on the web." BE's very own Hajo takes a different approach to describing the French capital - through literature...

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Lesson Six: Get Into The Bit

"The message left on my answerphone had intrigued me: two policewomen whose main interest in foreign language learning was to sing karaoke. How do you prepare a lesson with these two? No use planning a quick dash through the Present Perfect. If anything, it was going to have to be Sing Something Present Simple." Graeme coaches El Duo Dinámico...

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35 things you didn’t know about Dublin

Thirty-five things you didn't know about Dublin - some of which may even be true...

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