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Winter in Latvia
InternationalStudent experienceUndergraduate

Winter in Latvia

I want to tell you a bit about winter in my home city Riga which is the capital of Latvia. In Latvia we usually have all four seasons: hot summer, beautiful autumn, cold winter and very nice spring. During winter it is normally snowing and it may become -25 degrees. This year the coldest temperature I met was -26 which was…
Do Something Different
SocietiesStudent experienceVolunteering

Do Something Different

The Durham bubble. We’ve all felt it at some point – that moment when essays are due, your housemates haven’t done the dishes, you haven’t been home in 8 weeks and then you bump into your ex at a nightclub for the third time that week. It’s just so small. But it doesn’t have to be. For me, I need an escape from it…
I love Durham's cafes......a lot!
Durham City

I love Durham's cafes......a lot!

I’m incredibly well acquainted with many coffee shops in Durham – so much so that I’m often consulted when friends are looking for somewhere new to try, and several of these lovely places now know me (and my order) far too well! I’m going to give you a quick run-down of a few of the lovely cafés… but please don’t…
Durham's Vegan Options
Durham CityStudent experience

Durham's Vegan Options

North East Vegan Restaurant Week was a UK first, it ran 23-29 January with restaurants around the north east taking part in the occasion. This event, along with Veganuary, has raised awareness of veganism and its rising popularity. Many restaurants are getting better at providing for dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten…
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