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

How to save for a gap year: 10 things to start with today
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If there is one piece of advice that I could offer to anyone, it would be to travel. Travel as much ...

How to say I love you in 10 languages
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Love is complicated. In an increasingly connected world, people from all over the globe are coming t...

10 hidden gems in Miami
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Miami is a beach hopper’s paradise, a style influencer’s inspiration, a shopper’s mecca, and one of ...

Back to school: 10 ways to make it less painful
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In this day and age, a lot of people wonder why we still even go to school or university when everyt...

Why learn French
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French is beautiful. It makes pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat sound like drops of heav...

How to make the most of your stay in the US: 5 tips
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The US is a massive country and it’s often easy to forget that. For instance, 30 European countries ...

17 German words with no English translation
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I recently moved to the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and as a result, I’ve been trying to pi...

Mind the gap: Why it’s good to take some time off
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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald WalschTaking the step from high school ...

13 beautiful words with no English translation
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English may have over 750,000 words, but it doesn’t always offer up the best words for a concept or ...

Ace the academic year with these 5 tips
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In order to help you ace your academic year, I’ve put together five tips that go beyond the usual, “...

Why learn Chinese
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When I think of the Chinese language, at least personally, I start to feel overwhelmed. I can’t say ...