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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The city of Seville is the capital of the Spanish region called Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla, and the people who live in the city are called Sevillanos or Sevillanas. Get the lowdown on Seville from a Sevillana; our Speaking Culture Buddy, Romina, shares her city with us. ¡Hola! Seville, Spain, the city where I was born and raised, where […]
On average, we spend $164 a year on buying coffees when out and about, and drink 3 coffees on an average day. It’s so popular that it’s the second most exported commodity in the world after crude oil. Find out how to order coffee in 8 languages!
Cairo (Al-Qahira): city of the Pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza, the Egyptian National Museum, the beautiful Nile river, shopping in the Khan al Halili Bazaar… Being the largest metropolis in the Arab World, Cairo attracts countless numbers of tourists, students and ex-pats every year. Anyone who truly wants to understand the ancient and modern history […]