Tag Archives: language

The Most Popular Languages Use Shorter Words

Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis released a study published in an issue of PLoS ONE, which focuses on linguistic evolution and why language structures differ throughout the world. The Relationship Between Social and Linguistic Structures The study suggests that human languages actually adapt to their environments, much like a […]


Oktoberfest in Munich: Hostels Worth Checking Out (and Checking In To)

Ah, Oktoberfest. So much tradition. All the rides and games. And we can’t forget to mention the food. It’s no wonder some 6 million people are attracted to Munich each fall to celebrate this annual event. But wait, let’s be honest. It might not be the traditional food, costumes, and carnival rides that are inspiring […]


Orient Yourself in Osaka: Top 5 Tourist Activities in the City

Considered ‘Japan’s kitchen’ (天下の台所), Osaka is the place to go for food, drinks, and culture, and with a population of around 2.6 million it’s easily accessible by bullet train from destinations like Tokyo. Osaka has a lot of to offer the average tourist and the seasoned traveller, and can serve as a great place to […]


4 German (Mis)Conceptions About the US

The German and the North American cultures are not that different – indeed there is much more of a difference between the cultures of Mexico and the United States, despite them being neighbors. Regardless, there will be quite a lot of Americans who think of the Germans as dirndl-wearing, sausages-eating, beer-drinkers with an indecipherable language. […]


Italy on a Budget: Top 5 Hostels For a Great Night’s Sleep

Incredible food. Stunning architecture. Friendly people. All of these are likely to come to mind when you think about some of the highlights of an Italian vacation. But the one thing you probably won’t look forward to is footing the bill for decent accommodations. Do yourself a favor and check into these hostels if you’re […]