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How to Learn Czech for Your Trip to Prague

| Czech Republic

So you have that Prague trip booked and now you are feeling adventurous and smart at the same time — you want to learn Czech. Good for you! There are not a lot of casual Czech learners and in general, the language gets an undeserved reputation for being too hard and not too useful. True, […]

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17 Things You Should Know About Russian Culture

| Russia

1. Russia is huge. In fact, it is the largest country in the world, covering 6,592,800 square miles. With that size, it’s natural that you come across with all sorts of Russian people, without actually being able to distinguish common characteristics. So, more than an introduction, this is actually fact 1 on Russian culture. Respect […]

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Top 9 Things To Do in Riga, Latvia

| Eastern Europe

Riga is not Talinn. Meaning that unlike the Estonian capital, Riga is not as crowded, but not meaning that it isn’t every bit as charming. You could say that this Baltic capital is unfairly underrated. With less than a million people living there, it remains cozy, but it’s still very diverse, lively and young. And […]

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How to Learn Polish to Survive

| Language

One of the greatest challenges travelers to Poland face is simply navigating basic signs around the cities. As someone who spent the a good chunk of time living in Poland, I’ll be the first to tell you that not being able to read is a huge pain. Then I decided to learn Polish—well, at least a little bit. […]

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A View Into Vienna

| Austria

Austria is one of the most beautiful places in Eastern/Central Europe. Let’s call it Eastern Europe for the simple sake of being able to share some of these gorgeous photos of Austria. Austria is a great gateway to many of the Eastern European countries. It’s close to both Budapest and Prague, and is generally an […]

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Here is a Method That is Helping People to Learn Finnish

| Finland

It’s no secret that if you’re traveling to Finland you don’t need to speak Finnish. People in Finland, young and old, speak English very well. That begs the question, “Why would I learn Finnish then?” For starters both Finnish and Swedish are both the official languages of Finland. That means almost all the signs you see […]

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How to Learn Hungarian, The Isolated Language of Long Words

| Eastern Europe

Hungary, a country smack dab in the middle of Europe. Surrounded by countries like Ukraine, Serbia, Romania and Austria. The influence of these neighboring countries on the Hungarian culture is abundantly clear when you visit Budapest. Logically you might think this influence would extend to their language as well. That is far from the case—you’re […]

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Forgotten Romance: The Romanian Language

| Eastern Europe

Romania has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. From snow covered mountains, lush rolling hills and evergreen forests. This place will be sure to take your breath away. This is no exception when it comes to the Romanian language as well. Romanian is one of five romance languages. This makes it quite useful […]

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A Local’s Guide to Bulgarian Culture

| Bulgaria

No, this is neither a tourist guide, nor an in-depth political analysis. This just one perspective on Bulgarian culture—a country that most Americans (and some Europeans for that matter) will struggle placing on the map. Hint: it’s in Eastern Europe. What does that tell you? Well, I am willing to bet that one of these […]

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