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I’m a Swiss-Peruvian mutt, born and raised under the Californian sun. I love food, writing, photography, traveling and making people laugh. You can follow all the things I love on my Instagram: @justmartithings

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13 Japanese words with no English translation

Whether it’s seeing majestic Mount Fuji from your window on a bullet train, eating your weight in Katsudon (a breaded ...

Mind the gap: Why it’s good to take some time off

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch Taking the step from high school to universi...

How to save for a gap year: 10 things to start with today

If there is one piece of advice that I could offer to anyone, it would be to travel. Travel as much as you can. As far...

Why learn French

French is beautiful. It makes pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat sound like drops of heaven. It makes the m...

How to say I love you in 10 languages

Love is complicated. In an increasingly connected world, people from all over the globe are coming together and fallin...

17 German words with no English translation

I recently moved to the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and as a result, I’ve been trying to pick up German, whic...

13 beautiful words with no English translation

English may have over 750,000 words, but it doesn’t always offer up the best words for a concept or a feeling. H...

Back to school: 10 ways to make it less painful

In this day and age, a lot of people wonder why we still even go to school or university when everything has become re...

Ace the academic year with these 5 tips

In order to help you ace your academic year, I’ve put together five tips that go beyond the usual, “Drink all the coff...

Why learn Chinese

When I think of the Chinese language, at least personally, I start to feel overwhelmed. I can’t say the various “mā, m...

5 easy languages to learn

Learning a new language is no easy task. It calls for commitment, determination and motivation. But some languages are...

5 things to do in Shanghai on a budget

Nihao! Or should I say, hello! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re highlighting some tips in your Chinese trave...