Author: Emma Power

Orange Fever: King’s Day Celebrations in the Netherlands

They say orange is the new black – at least, that’s what I’ve heard – so it’s time to embrace the phenomenona of oranjegekte (orange craze) or oranjekoorts (orange fever)! The traditional colour of the Dutch monarchy (the House of Orange-Nassau) and the symbol of patriotism in the Netherlands, you can get your costume together Read More

1-2-Tree: Earth Day 2016

“Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl, the most beautiful planet in the universe.” At GoCambio HQ, we care about our earth. And we admire big movements, especially those that strive to accomplish great goals for our little planet. With more than 10,000 members in 120 countries, GoCambio aims to make the world a bit smaller and a bit Read More

6 Reasons A Cambio is a Legit Alternative to a J-1 Visa

As of summer 2016, Irish students who want to participate in the J-1 Work & Travel programme will have to have a vetted seasonal job before their summer visa is approved. These new requirements mean that the J-1 visa – for many, a hallmark of Irish student life – will be more challenging than ever Read More

7 Homestay Hosts Off the Beaten Path

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson In 2015, The Sunday Times published an article on Duncan Craig’s pioneering cambio in provincial Sweden. A journalist and the deputy editor of the newspaper’s travel section, Craig decided to something a Read More

Even The Gods Love Jokes: April Fools Day Around The World

Did you know that some schools of thought insist that an April Fools’ prank is only good if it happens before 12pm? According to these timely tricksters, anyone who tries to pull a fast one past noon is the ‘fool’, not the hapless victims. At GoCambio, we don’t believe in comical cut-off points. April 1 Read More

How to Speak Irish English

If you’re visiting Ireland this Paddy’s Day (or maybe just your local Irish pub!) then be prepared; the craic will be 90, everyone will be throwing shapes and make sure you don’t act the maggot or else you’ll just make a hames of the night. Still following? No? Thank goodness you found us then! For such Read More

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like the Irish

St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a public holiday dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Celebrated on 17 March every year (the traditional death of St Patrick himself) St Patrick’s Day (or ‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig’ as Gaeilge) is a cultural and religious celebration commemorated worldwide. But no-one — and we Read More

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