Smith Island

Off The Beaten Path

Smith Island

For centuries, Smith Island was isolated. Discovered by Captain John Smith himself, tourists arriving by ferry to this sleepy town can lodge in a guest house and enjoy traditional seafood meals. Many visitors are also charmed by the islanders' hardy fishing livelihood and devotion to the Methodist church.

West African Food

Cuisine of the Month

West African Food

The staple dishes from this region, generally include starch plus some version of soup. Fufu—a thick paste, is paired with many dishes, instead of rice; and street food is also very common in this region of the world.

Nazca Lines

Landmark of the Month

Nazca Lines

Nazca is a town in Peru's Southern Coast region. It is most famous for the so-called Nazca Lines, a mix of long lines, geometrical figures, and giant drawings in the desert sand. The Nazca Lines were first spotted in the 1920s, when pilots noticed lines criss-crossing the desert between the valleys of Palpa and Nazca.

Amharic

Language of the Month

Amharic

Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. The language is a Semitic language related to Hebrew, Arabic and Maltese, and if you know any of these languages you'll recognize some cognates. In all parts of the country everyone speaks Amharic to some extent, no matter what their first language may be. The language is written in the Ge'ez script.

Darbhanga

Darbhanga, India

Darbhanga

Darbhanga is a city in the northern part of Bihar, India. A part of the Gangetic plains of the north India, Darbhanga is located just around 50km from Nepal. Darbhanga is considered as the cultural capital of Bihar, and has a rich tradition of musical folk-art and centuries old literary traditions.

La La Land Tour

Movie Tour

La La Land Tour

The La La Land Tour is a one day driving tour, taking you past various filming locations for the highly acclaimed musical, La La Land. Explore Los Angeles through the eyes of the two young performers played by (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling) who work to advance their careers and romance throughout the course of a year in Los Angeles.

  • Smith Island
  • West African Food
  • Nazca Lines
  • Amharic
  • Darbhanga
  • La La Land Tour
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The beach on Upolu island, Samoa.

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Learn the most common phrases in local languages.

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