May 13 2016

Things to avoid doing in Sweden

Sweden is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe known for it's immaculate cleanliness and crystal blue water. it has produced many famous pop groups the most famous being ABBA. It also ranks as one of the least corrupt countries with the percentage being as low as 2%. The country is known for its very supportive government that supports it's citizens with 100% free medical and education facilities. It has lucrative options for research and enginerring fields which is now attracting many foreigners. The […]

May 11 2016

Most difficult and easy languages for Native English speakers

If you are a language enthusiast or at least a wannabe language enthusiast, this question must have always crossed your mind, as an English native speaker, which would be the easiest language for me to learn and which would be the hardest? This is quite a logical question. The Foreign Service Insitute (FSI) has come up with the below table, to asnwer the same. The number of hours listed here, would enable the person to reach the "General professional proficiency"l in each target language. Enjoy! 🙂 […]

May 10 2016

Avoid these Faux pas if you are moving to Spain!

Spain is an attractive spot in Europe owing to it's beautiful tourist spots and most of all it's wonderful sunny and tropical weather. It is one of the few European countries that is blessed to have the European atmosphere with a non-European climate, and that is the reason most Europeans invest in villas and property in Spain- they relax there on vacation. However, if you are moving to or travelling to Spain there are certain faux-pas that one could avoid, and make a reasonably good […]

May 05 2016

Reasons to learn Dutch

Dutch is one of those rare, exotic and very interesting languages. The best part about Dutch is, that it is a nice mix of German and English. So if you know both these languages well, Dutch is like a breeze. Even if you speak just English, learning Dutch would be good to have a language in your kitty. There are many reasons as to why learning Dutch could be beneficial: Dutch, the newest addition to the line of Living Language online courses, comes out today! […]

May 04 2016

German culture Faux pas to avoid while travelling

Germany is a beautiful country with a lot of history to offer, especially if you are the type interested in History, Art and Architecture. However, before visiting the country it is essential to know what not to do there, as a tourist, to be well-perceived! 1. Go easy on public drinking Germans are balanced people who know how to enjoy life, without making a mockery out of themselves and staying in limits , and when they are out, they are on their best public behavior. […]

May 03 2016

7 cultural faux pas travellers should avoid in Paris

Paris- everyone wants to see it, and enjoy the numerous lovely tourist sights the city has to offer- the Eiffel tower, the Arc of Triumph, The Louvre etc. However, there are a few things a tourist must keep in mind before visting this beautiful city, as Paris does have it's own customs, just like any other city in any other country would.   1. Don't expect to eat your food on the go. While "to go" does exist in the French language – "a emporter" – […]