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You're in a different country - and what's more, it's freezing outside. What's the one thing that makes you feel at home when you're away on your travels? Five of our writers on the thing that defines "home" for them.
Will it be a hearty "full English," a sophisticated Parisian coffee or a healthy bowl of Swiss muesli? Breakfast has a surprising amount to do with national identity, as Christiane Warmbein explains...
In which country does a black cat bring good luck, and where is Tuesday the 13th unlucky? What should you do if you meet a nun first thing in the morning? Čarna Jovanović on superstitions
Lost in translation: the weird and wonderful idioms from all over Europe which ought to be part of the English language. This time: do you blow on your moustache?
Found in the treasure chests of the English language: useful words, strange phrases, and now Shakespeare's advice: beware the green-eyed monster!