Goldilocks to Rapunzel

(Sc)Hairy act of love turns lifelong Goldilocks into Rapunzel

Once upon a time, in many countries far far away, lived an adventure seeking girl named Marly. She was always happy and bright, loved to dance around and sing… and she wasn’t afraid of anything! Yes my dear readers, sometimes life can be a real fairy tale. I for one am used to living the
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Six Month Vacation

A lifelong holiday

Most of us do not have the luxury to be traveling every single day of our lives. There’s this little thing called money, which you supposedly make by doing this other thing called work, and which unfortunately you need to do this amazing thing called EXPLORING THE WORLD. Unless you are a travel writer or
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Being the girl who travels

Being a girl who travels…

So you’ve all probably heard about the article that’s going around on the internet: “Don’t date a girl who travels“, making a number of ferocious generalizations, but yet scary accurate assumptions about women who (like to) travel. Even while reading it, I felt like someone was ripping my heart out. Did the writer secretly read
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

To all my professional relations, and of course my loyal readers, MGM Language & Leisure wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In 2014 I will be living in New Orleans, USA. For all your translation projects and/or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: or Skype: mgmlanguage.and.leisure Thank
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Culture shock

Shockingly cultural: Oh my God, I am home!

I feel like I owe you guys an apology. It’s been quite silent on my end the last few months. [Or as us Dutchies love to yell out: “Het is stil aan de overkant!”] What have I been up to? Well, to make a lo-o-o-ong story short: I have been suffering from a culture shock. Or
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Language boosts brain power

Is your battery getting low? Learn a language!

The effect of bilingualism on the brain seems to be a hot topic in science these days. Since I am multilingual myself and was luckily raised almost ‘trilingual’, an article I found on the website of BBC struck my attention. “Learning a second language can boost brain power, scientists believe.” So, is your battery running
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