Europe Language Café

European Celebrations: 7 celebrations you never knew existed

What does the word “celebration” mean to you? Flying tomatoes? Golden retrievers? Leaping over babies..? Not all European celebrations are balloons and fireworks. There are a whole lot of festivities and celebrations in Europe which would probably baffle you. How about a fruit fight in Italy; oranges or tomatoes – choose your weapon? Sound fun? Check out […]Read More

Best expat blogs to follow in 2018

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to ou started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett Becoming an expat is not […]Read More

To have another language is to possess a second soul:

An inspirational quote from the past can sometimes be enough to spark an initial interest, or even lifestyle change, in someone. Equally inspirational language quotes could be just what you need when you hit “the wall” of language learning. It can be the frustration of making the same mistake over and over again or having […]Read More

Spanish stereotypes: fiestas and siestas

As with every culture, there are all kinds of Spanish stereotypes floating around the people of Spain and their traditions. You may well have heard of most of these Spanish stereotypes, but it’s always fun to go through them and maybe debunk a few. What comes to your mind when you think of Spaniards? Exactly. Stereotypes. […]Read More

The best New Year’s resolutions

Will you make some of the best New Year’s resolutions this year or have you already given up on it as they will surely get forgotten through the year just like last year and the year before? If the second option is your case, then you are not alone.  Many people don’t even try to […]Read More

Camping in Spain: the wildest places

Get away from the irritating noise of the city and find the ideal camping in Spain to relax! It is always good to get out of the usual routine sometimes and take in some fresh air. Undoubtedly, one of the cheapest ways to do it is to go camping, be it on the beach or […]Read More

Thanksgiving in Europe: 5 ways to celebrate as an American

Being an expat may seem daunting, especially for an American celebrating Thanksgiving in Europe, but that fear should subside once you’ve completed your ingredients list for an almost perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Well almost, because you’re not back home surrounded by your loving family who share the same enthusiasm for this special day. I’ve always wondered […]Read More

5 Bizarre Christmas traditions in Europe

Christmas traditions in Europe is all about rekindling the Christmas spirit, surrounded by our loved ones and old Christmas customs. You probably can’t even imagine the scene without a Christmas tree, Santa Claus or a VERY ugly Christmas jumper. Well, believe it or not, some people in Europe can’t imagine this time of the year […]Read More

Filming locations you have to see

There are so many amazing cities in the world that are worth seeing. How do you choose which ones to visit and which ones to skip? How is it that some cities have a stable place on many people’s bucket list, yet others are not that famous? It is obvious that some cities are simply […]Read More