5 Great Reasons to Learn French

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As you guys know, I am in love with languages in general, and some of them in particular. I have studied French in school for many years, and recently I wanted to rekindle that knowledge. And I wanted to remind myself why French is such a great language to know. And I want to share those reasons with you. Of course, there are other reasons as well, but these are some of my favorites. Here we go: 1. French is a beautiful language Just listen to it. 🙂 It’s simple. Now really, it had an amazing pronunciation and sound even …

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Conclave by Robert Harris #BookReview

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth. I am talking about Conclave by Robert Harris, a book I heard about recently. As you might already know, I have something that draws me to this types of books. Yet again, we find ourselves in Rome, in the …

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5 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

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I believe Spanish is one of the most important languages of the world today. I myself have some knowledge of Spanish and I wanted to think of some reasons why Spanish is useful. All of the below are my own personal opinion, of course, but the reasons why Spanish is useful don’t stop there. Let me know what you think of the reasons I picked and what else can be added to the list. Here we go: 1. Spanish is beautiful Alongside French, Spanish is an amazingly musical, sweet language. It sounds very beautiful and learning Spanish will let you …

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Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

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1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers. In an exclusive London club, a conspiracy is launched that threatens the very heart of government. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings is found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. …

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This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories | NatGeo

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The West Bank wall is a living canvas of Israeli-Palestinian narratives. Source: This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories This is an amazing article. Definitely worth checking out. I found it recently on National Geographic, which you know I love. And I found the subject especially sensitive and fascinating. The photos are breathtaking and eye-opening. The whole situation over there is. Amazing how people can just go about their trip and see the birthplace of Christ so other important places in the Christian community. All the while, over there, walls are being built. It is an exceptionally sensitive area of …

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5 Great Reasons to Learn German

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German is one of my favorite languages. I have started this blog in Berlin, as you know, under the spell that the city had on me. And I couldn’t be happier. I have been trying to learn German for years, even if not as successful as I’d hoped. But that has nothing to do with the language. So I decided to write about why I think German is an awesome language and why it’s worth learning it. Of course, these reasons are my personal opinion and definitely, there are more, or better ones, feel free to comment them below. Here we …

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The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

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A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he is drawn into a web of corruption that has its roots in the last desperate days of World War Two. When his attacker is found murdered the next day, Priest becomes a suspect and the only way to clear his name is to find out about the mysterious House of Mayfly – a secret society …

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