Barcelona’s bubble
Mar19

Barcelona’s bubble

Spain welcomes one of the greatest numbers of Erasmus students in Europe and Barcelona is without doubt one of their favourite destinations. You can feel the cosmopolitan atmosphere in the streets: it’s more common to hear English in the centre than Spanish or Catalan. But, nowadays, this surge in popularity is coming face to face with a reality that many have been talking about for a while: the current housing bubble in the cost of rent.

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Cooking with grandma (Spain): Potato Omelet
Sep20

Cooking with grandma (Spain): Potato Omelet

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” we’ll show you how to cook the famous ‘Tortilla de Patata’ (potato omelet), also known as Spanish omelet.

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Rolling through the world
Aug10

Rolling through the world

Partying, going to concerts and travelling a lot. You’ll surely have done it a hundred times. But then someone reveals to you: “I thought you were not interested in these kinds of things!” Are you surprised? This is the situation which Marta Llauradó has to face every day. A girl who has functional diversity and tries to explain in her blog the prejudices society has towards her.

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Renting a flat in Dublin, the hurdle every foreign student has to face
Aug02

Renting a flat in Dublin, the hurdle every foreign student has to face

Leaving your home and family to study in another country is extremely difficult, but finding a good place to live in Ireland is the biggest challenge, the white whale every student has to catch.

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The au pair experience
Jul21

The au pair experience

You’re 18, 25 or even 30 years old. You’re eager to see the world, to have an international experience that will leave a mark on you before you carry on with your life. And the only condition is the price of the adventure. If you add to this your passion for children, it’s very likely you opt (if you haven’t already) for the same as Esther, Heather, Janika or Rode, and work as an au pair abroad.

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Why We Travel
Oct25

Why We Travel

We brought the MH team to the bench to learn why they travel, and asked Andreea Mironiuc to illustrate their reasons. The travel bug doesn’t bite everyone the same way, nor with the same intensity. People travel for many reasons, with some doing it because because they were forced to do so, and others because they just aren’t able to stop. It also depends on when in their life you ask them.

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A night at the museums – Europeans’ impressions
Oct09

A night at the museums – Europeans’ impressions

Who has never dreamt of spending a night in a museum? Would you like to know what the paintings, the works of art and, the sculptures look like when seen in the moonlight? Meeting Halfway’s Culture group tried this for you. Well, they did this during the European night of the museums. They didn’t visit every single one of the thousands of museums which took part, but from Greece to Siberia, from Spain to Hungary, let’s have a look at what they saw!

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15 hopes for 2014
Jan21

15 hopes for 2014

This new year will be an important one for the continent, with the elections of the European Parliament coming up and the economic crisis not yet resolved. 15 members of the Meeting Halfway team are sharing their hopes and expectations for Europe in 2014.

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I’m English…can we speak your language?
Oct01

I’m English…can we speak your language?

Being a native English speaker means that you can communicate with the outside world without making any additional effort, since you don’t have to study the language. But is this fact an advantage or a limitation when it comes to learning other languages? Read on to find out about the experiences of two English students in Barcelona.

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Poverty versus Altruism: the two sides of the current crisis
Aug28

Poverty versus Altruism: the two sides of the current crisis

The Spanish crisis has caused changes in many people’s lives. From the perspective of a homeless man, this article provides an analysis of the help NGOs can offer, and the reasons why some people like him don’t want their help.

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