Tagged: foreign languages


Why you should take the time to learn languages and the Cyrillic alphabet

Although I find El Matador's post on languages highly entertaining and a better policy than not learning foreign languages at all, I think it's better to learn them right. You don't need to be a master linguist but the simple fact is, in most of the travel destinations we recommend people really, really appreciate the effort to learn even of the most basic of phrases. It is a way of showing respect and interest in the culture and customs of the country. There is no better way to dissociate yourself from the typical douchebag western tourist. Read More


Save your money

Ok, so you’ve booked the ticket for your first trip to some place where the beer is cheap and the women are beautiful, nice and can’t wait to meet you.  Now what?  How do... Read More