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Must listen to radio in UK

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 29, 2015
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In a foreign land, one gets accustomed with its culture and social norms by interacting with local people. The way they talk, the way they behave, the way they respond to your requests, their anger, their laughter, their reactions to everyday situations, it all defines a society in general.

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Don’t break a watch in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 26, 2015
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Watch is a funny thing. When it rings as an alarm, you hate it. When it strikes 12 on your birthday, you love it. When the exam time is running, the ticking clock is haunting, and when the doctors stare at the clock to declare the time of death, you deny it.

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Don’t break your glasses in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 26, 2015
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You see, glasses are important. Glasses of all kinds are particularly important in one’s life you see. Without glasses, one can’t see properly, you see. Yes that is right! Glasses, sunglasses, shades, contact lenses and all other kinds of visual aids are really one’s survival kit. If you misplace them, or lose them, or break them, you’re in a big trouble, you see.

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The beautiful Bath

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 26, 2015
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Having visited Rome in 2012, I had developed a great deal of interest in the Roman culture and customs. Their buildings, their statues, the Collosseum, the Trevi fountain, and most importantly the Vatican.

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Don’t break a phone in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 20, 2015
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Modern cell phone

Yep, that is right. Never drop your phone from under the sleeve, never scratch the screen with your cold nails and most certainly don’t go around smashing screens of your phone, when you’re in UK. Why? Well the loss of a mobile phone is as it is haunting, but the whole process of going through used and refurbished super expensive phones on ebay and the struggle for an international student to get a contracted phone is beyond terror.

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Don’t break a door in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 19, 2015
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Yes that is also right. Key to not having to spend a luxurious amount of fixing doors, windows and other room openings is to not mess with the keys. Locksmith services in UK, although highly professional are also highly expensive in comparison to again, Asia.

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Don’t break your shoes in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 19, 2015
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Break a leg, but not your shoe. Yep that is right. Breaking a leg is a very funny English idiom. It is meant for wishing one the best of luck, or is spoken in reference of success. Sadly, breaking a shoe is rather literal. Breaking a heel, shoe sole or simply tripping over shoe laces can all be pretty painful.

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Beyond Edinburgh: Fife Coastal Path

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 12, 2015
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Get out of town! Scotland has so much to offer in terms of landscape, scenery and walking that it would be a real shame to not make the most of it when you’re here. Despite being a bustling capital city, Edinburgh is perfectly situated to be in reach of both the coast and the surrounding hills, giving you a huge range of walks and adventures to choose from.

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Beyond Edinburgh: Cramond Island

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 5, 2015
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So, Edinburgh’s pretty great. If you’ve visited or had the fortune of living here, you’ll probably be inclined to agree (except if you came on one of those weekends with perpetual rain and snow, in which case, I’m sorry). But while it’s pretty easy to make the most of everything Edinburgh has to offer and not really go beyond the city, there are a whole load of wonderful gems less than an hour away.

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How to Relieve Stress

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The end of the academic year is notoriously stressful. Whether you’re studying for exams, pulling consecutive all-nighters or desperately applying for top internships, you’ll often find yourself reaching for the stress ball and praying for the holidays to arrive.

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