Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Korea’s Best Parties: 3 Not-to-be-Missed Festivals and Events

What do you know about Korea? Sure maybe you’ve heard of kimchi, but would you know much more? A land filled with pretty interesting culture and rich history, it also has some amazing festivals to take part in. Whether you speak tons of Korean, or your Korean level is pretty mediocre, you’ll get more out of parties(…)


4 Incredible Russian Idioms

A penny for your thoughts? In English we have a ton of different idioms that sound a little ridiculous. The same is true for other languages, especially if you’re approaching them as a language learner.  Listening to native speakers use proverbs and idioms in natural speech can throw you off, like when they say something that(…)


Oh Mio Dio! Phrases and Gestures to Avoid Using in Italy.

Italy is an amazing country to explore and visit, especially if you’re learning the language. You’ll have more than enough opportunities to practice a few key phrases while drinking a caffé or chowing down on some delicious antipasti. Coming from North America, you may find some cultural differences in Italy that are hard to adjust(…)


Foreign Language Grammar vs. Vocabulary: What’s More Important?

When learning a foreign language, for whatever reason mistakes are going to be made. Which of those are worse – grammar or vocabulary? And which is more important to learn, initially? Grammar’s role in speaking a foreign language Grammar is an important aspect of speaking a foreign language. Language is a system that is defined(…)


5 Must-Visit Restaurants While Vacationing in Lima, Peru

More and more people are discovering the incredible cuisine of Peru in the U.S., Europe, and fellow Latin American countries. If you’re getting ready to make the trek to this South American country, you are bound to find your new favorite meal. From casual street fare like anticuchos and chicharones to traditional stews, there are(…)


Uruguay: Why it Should be on Every Tourist’s Travel List

Uruguay, positioned perfectly between Argentina and Brazil, seems to often be overshadowed by its giant neighbours. It ranked quite low on the world tourism scales, with only 2.6 million tourists in 2013. Comparably, it was dwarfed by the United States with over 69 million tourists. But why? With an amazing amount to offer anyone wanting to(…)