All You Need to Know About Kimchi

Oh my kimchi. No food is more quintessentially Korean than this piece of fermented cabbage cuisine. I’ve become very familiar with this side dish, its various flavors, and its use in a variety of different soups and entrees. Last year…

Learn Afrikaans

The “Speak Foreign to Me” guides are meant to be used as a starting point for your language learning. Whether you want a quick reference for your next trip, or you want to start the path to fluency, these guides…

Chocolate con Churros

What do you think of when you think of Spanish food? Paella… tapas… When I first studied in Spain, I honestly had very few images of what kind of food I’d encounter. I knew I’d see a Mediterranean diet, but…

How to Book a Hostel the Right Way

Knock on wood, but I have rarely ever stayed in a bad hostel. Between a mix of being insanely prissy/ pretty chill and pretty cheap, I have spent many a day searching through hostel websites and travel blogs to find…

Real Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

I have clicked on many a links promising “secrets” and “solid tips” for learning a foreign language, and so far I have found them to be pretty vague and uninspiring. Well, as someone who is fairly fluent in Spanish and…

A Logistical Guide to Planning a Trip

It’s very easy to get caught up in researching the place you want to visit. We often forget the minor details in favor of day-dreaming about the bigger picture (mainly waking up to a view of the Eiffel Tower or…