Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Top 5 Child-Friendly Places to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

When most people think of Brazil they imagine never-ending parties, scantily clad women dancing in the street, and miles of crowded beaches. While it’s certainly easy to find all of those things, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities that make it an excellent destination for families, too. If you’re thinking about booking a family vacation(…)


Achtung! How Stay Safe on Your Trip to Germany

Like many countries in Europe, Germany may seem to have a rather more relaxed view towards child safety than other places. Germany is a very safe country, with low crime rates, so there isn’t too much to worry about. However, though children aren’t coddled, there are still health and safety laws to follow and dangers(…)


Top 10 Towns for Tourists in Thailand

Thailand is crammed with stunning landscapes, gorgeous nature, ancient temples, and interesting attractions, and it also has a long and varied history and a rich and vibrant culture.  From the spectacular beaches and islands of the South, to the soaring mountains of the North, Thailand really does offer something for all. It pays to learn(…)


7 Russian Dishes Your Kids Will Say “Da!” To

When you think of Russia you may not immediately think of five-star restaurants or child-friendly cuisine. In fact, the restaurant style we have of eating, with one course after the other, comes from Russia. Before we used to eat French style, with everything laid out all at once as a buffet. So we have Russia(…)


10 Cities and Towns to Visit in Brazil

South America’s Brazil is not only the biggest country in the continent, but is also one of the most popular for visitors.  It has different varied landscapes and a plethora of incredible attractions.  Combining world-class beaches, pristine rainforests, lively cities, a passion for football, exciting carnivals, and more, a trip to Brazil is like no(…)


8 Chinese Idioms to Impress Native Speakers

Every language has its own quirky sayings and expressions, but Mandarin has its own system of traditional idioms. They’re called chengyu and usually consist of four characters, which is why they’re often called four-character idioms. These chengyu aren’t the only idioms in Chinese, and while most come from ancient literature, they’re still common today. Although(…)


8 Top French TV Shows

Watching foreign TV is a terrific way to improve your language skills, see how simulated everyday communication unfolds, and learn more about the French culture and way of life. Whether you are learning the lingo or simply interested in French TV, here are some of the best French TV shows to watch: 1. Asterix Although(…)


Standardized World Languages – Yay or Nay?

You’re probably familiar with the big question of whether, in the modern world where contact with other countries is not only possible, but necessary, we should have a common language between us – and if we should, what should it be? But even within the same country there is often a question of whether the(…)


10 Japanese Movies You Should Have Seen Already

Japan has created many excellent movies, spanning almost every genre. A major craze to emerge from Japan was anime – animated movies.  Anime is incredibly popular in Japan, and was later unleashed on the world, creating a unique and intriguing form of movie. Manga also comes from Japan. With so many great movies to choose(…)