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Top 9 Best Cities to Get Your Christmas Shopping On

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Unless you plan on spending your Christmas Eve frantically trying to buy every last one of your gifts in a one stop shop, we imagine that by now you have already begun your Christmas shopping. If you would like to combine that shopping with a little travelling for yourself, here are some of the best(…)


The Politics of International Studying: Destinations of the Future

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As we continue on from our last article where we discussed How Present-Day Politics May Affect International Language Studies, we understand that studying abroad is about more than getting an education. It is about broadening your horizons, experiencing new cultures, and often getting to grips with a second language. But with all of the political(…)


Thanksgiving: Your Food Guide to the US Holiday

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Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, but what’s going to be on your plate? Etymology The word thanksgiving was first used in the 1630s, approximately a decade after the first Thanksgiving. The compound word thanks (a noun) and the present participle of give is used to refer to the ‘public celebration acknowledging divine favours.’ Certain prayers(…)


The King’s Abode: Naypyidaw, Myanmar

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If you are looking to visit a country that is perpetually warm, our next suggestion for Travel Tuesday might be just the place for you. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a southeast Asian country nestled between Bangladesh, Thailand and China. Temperatures rarely dip below 30, the cool season between November and February being cooler(…)


Time to Head Down South: Bariloche, Argentina

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This week for Travel Tuesday we are going a little further afield in our adventures. You will still need a European language so pack your Spanish phrasebook, and get yourself ready for a visit to Bariloche in Argentina. San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Rio(…)


Travel Tuesday: Get Lost in the Streets of Budapest

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Szia! Welcome to the beautiful city of Budapest straddling the river Danube in the fascinating country that is Hungary. If you are looking for a perfect few days in a fascinating location that is ridiculously cheap, look no further than here. Got your forints? And your tram tickets? Then let’s go and see some of(…)


Does a Family Vacation to Dubai Sound Crazy?

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Does a Family Vacation to Dubai Sound Crazy? – Think Again! When Westerners think of the Middle East, they most likely do not think about taking their family on vacation there. But in reality, there are some jewels of the desert that, although predominantly Muslim, are friendly to Western tourists, tolerant of other religions, and(…)


Top Food and Drinks for Tourists to Try in China

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 If you’re lucky enough to take a trip to this incredible country, one of the many highlights will be the food and drink. You will also quickly notice that Chinese cuisine can be starkly different to the standard takeout you’re used to in your own country. Familiar names do exist there of course – sweet(…)


5 Student Strategies for Surviving Cancún’s Spring Break

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It’s easy to see why Cancún has become the destination of choice for spring break, especially for students. While the city itself is filled with amazing beaches, friendly locals and top-notch restaurants, if you’re heading there for spring break, you’re probably heading there for a party. Take a look at our short guide on how(…)


7 Great Child-Friendly Activities in Switzerland

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Visiting another country can be an educational and exciting trip for children and adults alike.  When you’re traveling with your kids in Switzerland, you’ll find many great things to do, and fun, educational opportunities abound.   Take a look at our list of 7 great “must do” activities for you and your kids during your vacation(…)