Tag Archives: Travel

13 Indonesian Greetings to Make a Great Impression on the Locals

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The Indonesian Greeting Cheat Sheet Good morning: Selamat pagi. (All morning until around noon.) Good day: Selamat siang.(From around 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.) Good afternoon: Selamat sore.(From 4 p.m. until it starts to get dark.) Good evening: Selamat malam.(After sunset.) Good night: Selamat tidur.(When you go to sleep.) How are you?: Apa kabar? Fine:Baik (Sounds(…)


Asado, Lunfardo & Fernet: How to Become a Real Argentine in 10 Steps

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Argentina has an incredibly rich immigrant history, resulting in an eclectic background of people and customs that have molded the country’s culture. This is especially true in Buenos Aires, where the cosmopolitan nature of the city makes it very easy to blend in as a foreigner. Until, that is, you open your mouth and try(…)


5 Tips for Moving Back ‘Home’ after Years Abroad

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There are tons of blog posts out there with tips for moving abroad to a completely new country, culture and way of life. But we don’t always give a lot of thought to what happens when expat life ends, and when you have to move back to your home country. Sure, expat life is addictive(…)


8 Signs You’re a Travel Junkie

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A travel addiction can start out simply enough: you take that one trip that changes everything. Before you know it, you find yourself addicted to getting out there and seeing the world. And travel can be a bit like a drug. The more you do it, the more you want to do it (and the(…)


5 Things to Know Before Visiting Qatar

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Qatar is a rather small Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf and brimming with a cultural wealth any traveller would be lucky to experience. While most might bypass Qatar in favour of the bigger, more well-known Middle East countries such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Qatar definitely has a charm all its own and(…)


6 Amazing Jobs that Require You to Know More than One Language

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Everyone has different goals or reasons for learning another language, but no matter what yours are I’m sure you’ve already seen some of the great benefits of acquiring a second or third tongue. But wouldn’t it be great if your language skills could translate into more career opportunities and chances to earn money? It turns(…)


How Fast Can You Learn a New Language?

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You don’t ever stop learning a language. That’s a reality that you, as a learner, have to grasp. Languages change so constantly, and so much, that sometimes it’s even difficult to keep up with our native ones! Still, there are occasions where you don’t have a lot of time to acquire a new language. Maybe(…)


5 Tips to Help You Self-Study as a Tourist

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When you study a language, you look for any opportunity to use it. Travel is one of the best as you have a chance to interact with a culture where your target language is spoken and you can also learn how people use it out in the real world. Not all of us have the(…)


6 Things to Know About Drinking Culture in Spain

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Food and drink plays a huge role in cultures all around the world and Spain, the land of bullfights, sangria, and paella, is no exception. If you ever have the chance to visit Spain, you’ll no doubt enjoy your fair share of alcohol. However, like with anything, there are certain rules and commandments to drinking(…)


Top 8 Thai Dishes You Won’t Want to Try

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Having lived in Thailand for a decade and a half, I’ve gotten used to some of the odder aspects of the culture, so it takes fresh eyes to remind me that there are feral dogs roaming around everywhere on three legs or that people routinely drive into oncoming traffic. Food can be included in the(…)