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Benefits of Staying in a Homestay

1- Meet local people When you stay in a homestay you experience something that you won’t in other forms of accommodation, not only do you meet the local people…you get to live with them too. It’s a way to live a destination, not just visit it. 2- Moving to a new city Moving to a […]

A Brief History of Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is a colonial city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The historic walled city remains alongside the ultramodern skyscraper-filled Bocagrande. Cartagena is famous for its castles, culture, history and colourful buildings. Here is a brief history of this fascinating city. Cartagena has played a major part in Colombia’s history, protecting the country from a number of […]

4 Compelling Reasons to Learn Spanish and Enrich Your Life

Speaking Spanish is a wonderful thing as it enables you to do so many things you couldn’t have imagined beforehand. Many benefits will take you by surprise along the way. It will lead you to magical countries all over the world via work, travel, study or volunteering. It will sharpen your mind and give you […]

Common Spanish Phrases For Social Situations (Part II)

Below are some of the most common phrases for you to nail once and for all. Travel Lingo When visiting a Spanish-speaking country, having a grasp of some key words or phrases to help you find your way around will always come in handy. Below are some often used phrases to help you with such […]

Must-Visit Attractions in Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba, Argentina’s second city, has a wealth of activities for anyone visiting the area. Whether city vibes are your thing or you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature, Cordoba has it all in spades. We take a look at the best things to do in and around Cordoba. Nueva Cordoba A popular haunt of college […]

Common Spanish Phrases for Social Situations

Whether you’re meeting people for the first time, eating out, telling the time, asking for directions or just trying to make conversation, it’s always useful to have a few solid Spanish phrases. What’s more, whilst learning and practicing those very phrases, you’ll be laying down solid foundations for your Spanish and building up lots of […]

Why Listen to Spanish Podcasts?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, podcasts are awesome. Spanish podcasts are perfect if you want to learn Spanish, but don’t have a Spanish-speaking person who can chat with you 24/7 in their native tongue. Picking up textbooks and flashcards is a good start, but they are not going to get you conversing […]

Guide to Celebrating Carnival in Argentina

Carnival in Argentina is one of the best times of the year. The celebrations for this popular South American festival last for almost two months, culminating in a long weekend in the middle of February. Here’s your ultimate need-to-know guide. Background When it starts to heat up in Argentina, that’s when you know that carnival […]

How to Celebrate Carnival in Germany

Travel to Germany during carnival season in February and experience entire cities engaged in an all-out party. It is a joyful, silly celebration with a long history in Catholicism, today punctuated by street parades, political commentary, and costume balls. What is Carnival? This celebration is called Karneval or Fasching (pronounced FAH-shing) depending on where you […]

Tips to Concentrate

From smartphone apps that eliminate distractions to choosing the right place to study, here are five ways to work efficiently – leaving plenty of time to have fun. ▶ Technology is not the enemy: smartphones and social networks may be helping to erode our attention spans, but there are plenty of apps to help rebuild […]