There must have been seven million lights ablaze on my first night in Hong Kong. I gazed out of the car window, unable to close my eyes for a second, not wanting to miss even one moment of that drive. As we passed high-rise after high-rise, the driver turned to me and said, “Behind each of those lights is a person. Seven million people; seven million lights.” That was the first time it hit me: an overwhelming desire to know the people behind the lights.
Since the fall of communism, Slovaks have had more opportunities to learn other languages. Once restricted from learning certain languages, Slovaks are now required to learn multiple languages in school. This ability to speak multiple languages benefits Slovaks in travel, business, and academics. It also brings an added ability to understand different cultures. Helen Doron English now has a growing branch in Zvolen, Slovakia. Children as young as 3 months old can begin learning English. The program teaches without translation, encouraging learning patterned after how an infant learns his/her mother tongue.
Backpacks are the unsung heroes of adventuring. No matter how gorgeous the mountain view or how hypnotic the sounds of the babbling brook, if your shoulders are chafing, you won’t notice any of it. How, then, should you go about choosing a backpack? What you . . . read more
From LA to Hong Kong, big cities appeal to travelers around the world. Skyscrapers tower over tourists, impressing upon them man’s incredible efforts to create edifices both amazing and productive. Cities large and small speak in many ways about the people who build and . . . read more