Devon Weber

How to be a Tourist in Thailand: 5 Top Tips


Visiting another country can be a wonderful journey leading to an enlightened outlook on life. It can also be a nightmare that causes you to turn xenophobic and never stray far from your doorstep. The experience is what you make it. You can choose to blend in and enjoy something different (and maybe even strange),(…)

5 Reasons Why You Should Spend a Year in Korea


Living abroad can be a fantastically positive experience full of eye-opening adventures and experiences that will last a lifetime… if you choose the right place. Choosing the right country isn’t easy and there are a lot of factors to consider.  Will I survive the culture shock? Will I be able to communicate with the locals?(…)

Top 6 Child-Friendly Places in Phuket


Phuket is a lovely island in tropical Thailand where sunshine and smiles are plentiful. It’s more laid back than Bangkok and offers loads of entertainment options for adults and children alike. Let’s take a look at the six best places to visit in Thailand if you have kids. 1. Elephant Rides – Chalong Area – From(…)

Oh, English! (And Its Strangely Spelled Words)


English is a quirky language. Because it’s been constantly changing and borrowing from other languages for hundreds of years, it’s no surprise that the spellings of some words make little to no sense at all. From silent letters to vowel and consonant combinations that are pronounced differently despite looking similar, it can be quite confusing(…)

Stop Making Excuses And Learn Another Language!


  If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re a native English speaker. If you also happen to be an American, English is probably the only language you’re able to speak fluently as only one in four Americans are bilingual. If you’re sick of being a statistic representing the xenophobic nature Americans are sometimes(…)

Most Memorable Song Lyrics


While they do exist, it’s incredibly rare to find someone that doesn’t really listen to music. No matter what genre you prefer, music allows us a respite from everyday life. It can relax, invigorate and anything else in between. Because of our affinity for language, it’s most often the lyrics that stick with us. Even(…)

Lengthy Lexicons: The Longest Names in the World


Human beings are competitive animals by nature. Whether it’s having the tallest skyscraper, the fastest supercomputer, or being the first to Mars, we want to win. With the effect that words have on culture, it’s no surprise that the names of things have also undergone a quiet arms race. From the name of a city(…)

Terrible Taboos


Don’t say it. Don’t even think about saying it. If you’ve got something taboo on the tip of your tongue, it’s probably best to immediately put your foot in your mouth before the record screeches to a halt, all eyes in the room are on you and it ends up there anyway. But how do(…)

American Beer: A New Kind of Joke


Americans have long been the butt of international jokes concerning beer quality, and rightfully so. For years the most popular American brews tasted like nothing more than water with a slight beer flavoring. While this might be fine for college party binge drinking, it is most certainly not okay for beer lovers. Finally all this(…)

A Cool Kid’s Dictionary of Dance Moves


New dance trends are popping up all the time and with the unique names they’re given, it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. Although seemingly non-threatening, this fact could have dire consequences. Imagine you find yourself in an unfamiliar club with new friends you desperately want to impress. You’ve heard them use some(…)