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6 Useful Japanese Phrases for Your Trip!

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Japan is a beautiful place to explore, visit, and work. Depending on your needs, desire, or even length of your stay, it may be incredibly helpful for you to learn Japanese. Japan uses Kanji (adapted Chinese symbols) and Katakana (for foreign words) and Hiragana (used with kanji for almost everything else) and is most definitely(…)


Your Survival Guide to Italian When in Italy

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Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy or you’ve met an attractive Italian-speaking someone and you want to sweep them off their feet. Perhaps you have an amazing restaurant in Little Italy you want to visit or your Nona is visiting from the old country and you can’t speak a word to her. Regardless of(…)


Study Abroad in Italy: Top 3 Universities

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Italy is a country rich in history, culture and beauty. It’s easy to see why someone would want to live there, although many people often overlook how prestigious it can be to study in Italy. The oldest University in the Western world is the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088, and still stands(…)


Stonewall riots: everything you need to know about this event that has changed the LGBT community’s public perception

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June 28 is Pride Day in the United States, as well as many other parts of the world. This date remembers the Stonewall riots, which have come to symbolize resistance against the violence and discrimination suffered by vulnerable communities. The protests inspired empathy, solidarity, and activism, and have continued to do so in the decades(…)


Top 10 Phrases to Learn Before Your Trip to Thailand

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Whilst many bars, restaurants, accommodations, and attractions will have English speaking staff in the major tourist areas, you may run into problems in more off the beaten track and rural destinations in Thailand if you cannot speak a little bit of the local language. Some key points to remember are that if you are male(…)


Don’t Skip out on South Africa’s 7 Must-Dos

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South Africa is a country full of diversity. From the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to the white sand beaches of the Western Cape, it offers a special something for every traveler. Are you planning a trip to the Africa’s southern-most country? Check out our list of seven things to do on your next visit to Mzansi.(…)


How to Make the Most out of Short Trips

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In an ideal world, we would be able to travel to any destination for as long as we want. Unfortunately, that’s simply not the reality for so many. So, how do we take advantage of the short amount of time that we have in a new country or city? Because we’re often in a race(…)


4 Ways to Combat Homesickness in Any Country

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Homesickness is a reality that everyone faces from time to time, no matter how long one has been traveling or how well-adjusted one is to another country. Whether it’s missing the holidays with family, a special occasion missed with friends, or just the normal down-in-the-dumps cycle we sometimes find ourselves in, homesickness can strike anyone,(…)


5 Things You Should Never Ever Do in Taiwan

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Most travel guides have etiquette sections for Asia-bound travelers and would-be expats, and most of those contain situationally relevant advice for Taiwan, e.g.: Don’t stick your chopsticks standing upright in a bowl of rice, ostensibly because it resembles the incense burned at Buddhist temples. Never use your hands to beckon someone, and never gift clocks,(…)