Belfast, Northern Ireland

Location: Central-East in Northern Ireland, 2 hours north of Dublin Language: English, with Irish and Ulster-Scots having regional-language status. There are also Chinese, Arabic, Portugese, Polish and Lithuanian languages that have been growing in numbers in the last 20 years.    Population: 311,000  Money: the British Pound, £ Transportation: Trains and buses within Belfast.  Religion: 41% …

Dublin, Ireland

Coast View of Dublin

Location: East Coast of Ireland.  Language: English, with a mixture of non-English languages spoken at home from all around the world, including Lithuanian, Yoruba, Polish and Arabic. Irish is also used in Dublin, but is steadily declining.       Climate: Mild. Cooler Summers (around 20C/68F), Mild Winters (around 8C/48F), without extremes in either season.  Population: 1.9 Million. …

Sydney, Australia

View of Sydney Harbor

Location: Southeast Coast of Australia, about 10 hours south of Brisbane and about 9 hours northeast of Melbourne.  Language: English, but over 250 languages are spoken in Sydney. Around 38% of people there speak a non-English language at home, with Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Greek being the most widely spoken.     Climate: Being south of …

Paris, France

View of the Eiffel Tower

While everyone’s heard of Paris, probably has seen a picture of the Eiffel Tower many times, and even thinks of this famous city whenever they hear an accordion music, there’s more to it than just these few things. So let’s scratch below the surface and see what else there is. Quick Overview of Paris Location: …