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How People Celebrate Easter Around the World

Easter is a very special time of year in many different cultures. Most of us associate eggs, bunnies and chicks with this particular celebration but there is so much more to it, and it’s all tied up with culture and language. Check out our favourite fascinating facts and interesting Easter rituals and customs from different countries […]

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Top Places to Visit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Language exchange is all about sharing experiences and tips. Speaking Cultures Buddy Nikola shares tips from his trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. A bit of background before we set off.  St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland. The city […]

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Falling in Love with Mexico

Guest buddy, Vanessa, describes her adventure as she gets to know Mexico better before deciding whether to move to Mexico City and set up a new life there, teaching English… “I looked at the piñatas on the ceiling while the lady stamped my passport. Recently, airplanes make me nervous instead of excited. I was thrilled the […]

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What is Groundhog Day?

2nd February – Groundhog Day is a traditional day celebrated in Northern America. Read on to find out more about this exciting and quirky day. What is Groundhog Day? Groundhog Day is celebrated yearly on the 2nd of February. Groundhog Day is a traditional day celebrated by the entire North American continent. Ancient folklore believes that […]

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Why London Should be Your Next Travel Destination

Culture Vulture George tells us his reasons why should go to London for our next travel destination. Traveling to London on a whim is never a great idea. You have to plan and do a bit of research first before you set foot in this amazing urban jungle. I scheduled my trip on the last week […]

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5 Things I’d Like to Share About the Arabic Language

Speaking Cultures Buddy, Maya, shares 5 cool tips about her native language to help us learn. 1. Arabic is the official language in 26 countries  With more than 300 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is an official language in 26 countries. It’s also one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations, and the UN […]

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The Coolest Things to Do in São Paulo, Brazil

Travel Buddy, Alisa spills the beans on what to see and do in São Paulo. What comes to mind when I tell you that I went to Brazil? Football? Salsa dancing? The Amazon rainforest? Tanning at the beach? I went to Brazil and I did none of those things! São Paulo – richest state in Brazil, […]

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My Memorable Trip To St. Petersburg, Russia

Speaking Cultures Buddy, Nikola, shares the lowdown on his trip to Russia! “On my way to St. Petersburg, I did not know what to expect of this bustling European city otherwise referred to as the Venice of the north. However, towards the end of my visit I realized that four days were simply not enough […]