I grew up in the UK with a Spanish mother, so from a young age I have always been interested in other cultures. Born in England, some would argue that I am inherently British, and perhaps I am, but a part of me is very Spanish, and cultural aspects such as the food, music and language that come from the area my family are from (Figueras, Catalonia), are very much imbedded into my personality.
I study French and International Relations at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and am very lucky to have spent the last year abroad. Last summer I was working at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, and completely fell in love with the city and all of it’s cultural delights.(!) However, it was with a mixture of great sadness and pure excitement, that I embarked on a new experience in the land of patisserrie and fine wine. I spent 9 months in Strasbourg, working as a teaching assistant only to return to Germany this past summer, more specifically, Bonn, to undertake an internship at UNESCO. Now I am back in the wee coastal village in the Kingdom of Fife to complete my studies before I can embark on more exciting adventures.
My latest project is my involvement in ESN International as part of the Communication Committee. I work primarily as a writer and editor for eXpress, their magazine, which is published three times a year.
The blog will most likely contain work that I write for other publications, general ramblings from my personal experiences, and my thoughts on political, cultural and historical issues. Any suggestions, corrections and criticism (in any language) are warmly welcomed. That’s about it, enjoy!