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Where to Find Croatian Food in Southern California + Croatian Food Vocabulary Culture & Cuisine / Language Resources

Los Angeles is often deemed the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. Its inhabitants speak more than 224 recorded languages,  so it’s no surprise that restaurants in and around the area reflect this diversity. Growing up, I unknowingly ate quite a few Croatian dishes. These were recipes that were passed down and that were just things my dad made when he was in charge of dinner –...

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Ocho | Where to Eat in San Antonio, Texas Culture & Cuisine / Travel

With only a few hours before our flight back to California, M and I were whisked away to Lulu’s Bakery to share a three-pound cinnamon roll by my aunt and uncle. We arrived only to discover that the wait was more than an hour; it wouldn’t work. We quickly whipped out our phones, scrolling through alternative options nearby when I stumbled upon Ocho.  It was...

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The 626 Night Market & OC Night Market | Things to Do In Southern California Culture & Cuisine / Travel

After navigating my way to Wangfujing in Beijing, China, I was greeted with the bustle of hungry bodies, navigating their way through the food stalls that made up this night market. As I made my way down the street, my senses were bombarded with smells, sights, and sounds that were all new. I was hooked.  I enjoyed the evening sampling tasty foods and drinks, always curious about the...

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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese Language Resources

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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Conversations Review | A Look at the Course Series from Olly Richards of I Will Teach You a Language Language Resources

After studying Croatian, Japanese has been a big change. And not for the most obvious reasons. While the languages are very different in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and how far removed they are from my native language, none of these things are what made learning the languages difficult. With Croatian, one of my biggest challenges was finding resources, while with Japanese, there are plenty of...

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A Review of the Lonely Planet Phrasebooks | Language Learning Reading Challenge Language Resources

Last month, the Language Reading Challenge theme was to read an introduction to your target language. Those who were at an intermediate or advanced level could find an article or chapter in their coursebook that explained something that they were struggling with in particular. Because my focus language, at the moment, is a language that’s new to me, I was able to read an introduction....

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Platform 1094 | Harry Potter-themed Dining in Singapore Travel

Delicious food, fun decor and the chance to dress up as your favourite characters from Harry Potter. It’s all part of the experience of dining at Platform 1094. Located on Serangoon Road, the interior is beautifully decorated with wood and brick. You certainly feel as though your in the Hogwarts dining hall or somewhere similar. The food was excellent and gorgeously presented. You have the...

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Tolido’s | A Delicious Breakfast Spot in Singapore Travel

When M and I were in Malaysia a few year’s back, we discovered pandan. Pandan, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a plant that is used in South Asian cuisine. It’s a popular ingredient in sweets and savory items alike, and it’s incredibly delicious. In the US, pandan items are hard to find – though the 99 Ranch Market near us often carries...

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