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Lucinda Smith

Current city:
Canterbury
City of birth:
London
Host university:
KENT
Home university:
KENT

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  • Blog

    Moving tips for students – or Lucinda’s essentials

     I have moved house seven times in five years for university or for work. In three countries, I have lived in halls of residence, student housing, a family home on the other side of the world, and a flat in the centre of a vibrant city. This means I have packed a lot...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus tips, 2 months ago
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    Places to go in Madrid

    I have visited Madrid twice now – once on holiday in 2013 and once in 2015 visiting a friend on her year abroad there whilst I was living in Barcelona. From Catalunya’s capital, you can take a train from Sants train station to Madrid’s Atocha station and you will...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Madrid, 2 months ago
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    Barcelona: the sights to see

    Barcelona is a city very close to my heart; I have travelled there several times and lived there twice. During those times, I worked, danced, explored, ate, drank, took photos and generally explored as much as I could. As you probably already know, Barcelona is very...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 2 months ago
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    Mountains: Montserrat and San Cristobal

    I love a good view, and the best places to find them is normally on the top of a large hill or mountain. In this post, I am going to talk about two of my favourite mountainous experiences: Montserrat in Barcelona and San Cristobal in Lima. They are two very different...

    0 by Lucinda in General, 2 months ago
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    University of Kent: my review

    I studied my undergraduate degree at the University of Kent at Canterbury between 2012 and 2016. I was based in Canterbury for three out of those four years (spending my third year studying at the PUCP and the UAB) and in that time studied, worked as a student...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog KENT, 2 months ago
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    PUCP: My review

    I studied at the Pontificía Universidad Católica del Perú between August and December 2014 in the first half of my year abroad. During the semester, I studied Etnicidad y población en Perú (Ethnicity and Population in Peru); La literatura contemporánea española...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog PUCP, 2 months ago
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    My review of the UAB

    Between February and June 2015, I studied at the UAB’s translation and interpretation department as part of my year abroad. During that period, I studied Spanish to English translation; Introduction to English to Spanish translation; French language for translators;...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog UAB, 2 months ago
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    Amsterdam: Pancakes, galleries and cocktails (of course)

    Between my semesters in Lima and Barcelona, I embarked on a quick jaunt to the city of Amsterdam. It is arguably most famous for two things: its Red-Light District and its cafés in which one can legally buy and smoke marijuana. I visited neither. I have seen enough...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Amsterdam, 2 months ago
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    Eating and drinking my way around: London

    I grew up 35 minutes away from central London by train, so for years London has been my stomping ground. London is a city in which I can discover new tastes, go back to places I have known for years, meet old friends and make new ones. It’s a home away from home, with...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog London, 2 months ago
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    The best of Canterbury

    And here we are, back on home turf. Canterbury is my university city, and where I will be moving back to in a few short weeks to pursue my MA. Now, when I say the best of Canterbury, I am mostly referring to the food and beverages the city has to offer; there are of...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Canterbury, 2 months ago
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    Exploring: El Born

    I was fortunate to live a stone’s throw away from El Born, otherwise known as La Ribera, during my last stint of living in Barcelona. El Born has to be one of my favourite districts in the city, for its winding alleyways, bohemian vibe and various squares in which you...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 3 months ago
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    Dawns in Barcelona

    A couple of weeks before moving back from Barcelona last month, I made a to-do list: everything I wanted to experience before leaving the city. Two of the things on this list were to see the dawn; once at the beach and once at the Carmel Bunkers, to watch the sun rise...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 3 months ago
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    Exploring Lima - Barranco

    One of the most notable aspects of the Barranco district has to be, in my book, its architecture. The Spanish influence is obvious, reminiscent of the buildings and tiling I came across in Seville. It is a beautiful area, with wide streets, trees and a tramline. Like...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Lima, 3 months ago
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    Exploring Lima - Miraflores

    Miraflores is perhaps Lima’s most well-known, touristic district. Home to the Parque del Amor, Larcomar shopping centre, Parque Kennedy and countless bars and restaurants, it is a vibrant hub of activity. Since it is located on the seafront, one can partake in water...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Lima, 3 months ago
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    Exploring Lima – Pueblo Libre

    Hola! The next three posts on this blog are pretty much exactly what they sound like – an overview of the places to go and things to do in Lima, based on my experiences. Not that they will then be the end of me talking about Lima; I like to think of it as just putting...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Lima, 3 months ago
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    Encounters part 2: Bananas, bibles and the metro

    I have mentioned before that, being on my own abroad, I have tended to attract members of society which include the interesting, the lonely and the uninhibitedly creepy. A fact which may give you a clue as to the theme of this blog post. Between anecdotes, this post is...

    0 by Lucinda in General, 3 months ago
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    My favourite Peruvian ingredients

    I ate a lot of food whilst living in Lima. A lot. Ceviche, pollo a la brasa, lomo saltado, tres leches, arroz con leche, ají de gallina, anticuchos, alfajores … I could go on for a while. In fact, I normally do go on for a while, given the time and opportunity. But...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Lima, 3 months ago
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    Eating my way around Montmartre

    French food is renowned for being delicious, rich and of very high quality. It is no surprise then that, as a self-confessed food-obsessive, one of my main pastimes whenever I pass through Paris is eating. One of my favourite districts to indulge in this hobby is...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Paris, 3 months ago
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    BAILAMOS – Dancing across the world

    Dancing is one of my greatest passions. Wherever I go in the world, I always find dance classes to join – it is my way of getting comfortable, keeping stability in a new city or a new country. Which brings us to my latest blog post. Here I will talk about the dance...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus tips, 3 months ago
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    Encounters in Barcelona no. 1: The Danish Coke addict

    Whilst living and working in Barcelona, one of my favourite weekend pastimes was to walk down to the beach after my Sunday morning run, find a seat at one of the beach bars, have a beer and watch the world go by. Barcelona is host to such a great variety of people, and...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 3 months ago
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    In a twist about Tie-dye

    Welcome back to vol. 3 of Half a Bottle of Pisco and a Cactus! To begin this story, it is necessary to make a confession: I am eternally struggling with the tug-of-war between a bohemian heart and a bourgeois brain. For example, the desire to travel and explore, but...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 3 months ago
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    Mostly fuelled by cocktails - a few recommendations

    Welcome back! Now I am well and truly settled back in England (cat on lap, gin and tonic at my side), I can crack on with writing. Some of my posts will be experiences I have had during my travels, others might be recommendations for a few of the places I discovered...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus tips, 3 months ago
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    Half a bottle of pisco and a cactus - an introduction

    Given that each end is supposed to be a new beginning, it seems fitting that I am beginning this blog with the end of my most recent journey. I am currently packing up the life I have accumulated over seven months working in Barcelona. Clothes I don’t want go into the...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Barcelona, 3 months ago
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    Visit to Gorée Island, the island of Slaves

    I spent a weekend in Gorée, also known as Slave Island, located close to Dakar. To get there, we took a boat from the coast. At the time, the return journey cost seven euros for tourists – for the Senegalese people, it was cheaper - and took about twenty minutes. The...

    0 by Lucinda in Erasmus blog Dakar, 4 months ago
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    Where to party in Gran Canaria's Las Palmas!

    Party, party! Having the archipelagos good weather all year round, I assure you that you will have somewhere to go out at night and in the daytime every weekend. If you’re worried about partying, because you’re on your Erasmus year on the island and think because...


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