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“Check-bin” Please and Other English Words in Thai

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Language doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We take it with us when we travel whether it be the slow migration of cultures moving from region to region or a backpacker hopping on a jet to explore the world for a year before settling down to life, language is our most essential baggage. English has become(…)


Top Tips to Keep Your Peruvian Travels Safe

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So you’re headed to Peru. Your friends are jealous, your family may be a little worried for no reason, and you could not possibly be more excited. Now I’m sure you’ve created packing lists, itineraries of things to see, and there must be a bevy of stuff you want to eat and drink while you’re(…)


Pack Your Suitcase, It’s Time to Go to Zanzibar

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This week’s pick for Travel Tuesday even sounds exotic; that’s how great a destination this one is! Zanzibar, an archipelago—another sexy word—off of the east coast of Africa, is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania about 25-30 km off of the mainland. We are very excited to explore this place with you, so come take a(…)


5 Reasons Why Argentine Spanish is Like Speaking a Different Language

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    Ah, Argentina: the land of juicy steak, Malbec wine, and unbridled passion for fútbol; the home of Evita Perón and the best dulce de leche you’ll ever taste. Before I set foot in Buenos Aires — itself an entirely different world; a mischievous lovechild of Paris and New Orleans, slathered in buena onda(…)


How To Avoid Gringo Status: 5 Common Mistakes Spanish Learners Make

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Spanish is the most commonly learned second language in the English-speaking world. Due to the international prevalence of Hispanic culture, most English speakers know a few words of Spanish, even if it’s just the remnants from their high school Spanish classes or listening to a few pop songs. Everyone learning Spanish, in high school or(…)


Hostels Around the World with Major History

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The hostel experience can’t be described in just a few words. There is such a huge variety of hostels around the world that you can find just about any type of environment imaginable, from clean and minimalistic to cozy and crowded. And if you’re looking for the kind of accommodations that you’ll remember for years(…)


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

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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(…)


5 Must-Visit Restaurants While Vacationing in Lima, Peru

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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

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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(…)


South Korea – More to See Than the DMZ: 3 Tourist Hotspots

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Travelers looking for the iconic history and the gracefulness of Asia might not immediately think of South Korea. Westerners tend to envision the bloody war that our fathers and grandfathers fought in, and endless miles of barbed wire fences, land mines, and soldiers in a perpetual military standoff, rather than ancient temples, beautiful parks, modern(…)