Culture And Travel

A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

There’s more than one species of family tree.
Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Language and superstition are entwined with each other like broken mirrors and bad luck.
Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

If you can’t say anything lucky, don’t say anything at all.
5 Tips For Navigating Europe’s Hostel Culture

5 Tips For Navigating Europe’s Hostel Culture

Hostelling is great for saving money and making international friends. Here’s all you need to know about Europe’s thriving hostel culture before your next trip abroad!
Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

The United States has its own particular way of treating dead bodies, but funerary rites vary widely around the world.
7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

Vengeful ghosts, cannibal monsters, forest nymphs and frog kings — every corner of this planet is home to fascinating and terrifying supernatural beings.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?
New From Babbel: Features To Help You Finally Get Into A Learning Habit

New From Babbel: Features To Help You Finally Get Into A Learning Habit

New from Babbel: Everything you need to finally get into the habit of learning. Learn how the Babbel app can help you make great strides towards you language goals with customized reminders, helpful progress bars and more.
How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

Here’s what four different Brits living in Berlin think about Brexit.
Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

It’s not just the environment that’s changing. Languages around the world are also adapting to describe new realities.
Multilinguish: Are Europeans Really Better At Languages?

Multilinguish: Are Europeans Really Better At Languages?

In this episode of Multilinguish, we dive deep into language learning in the United States, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
Go On An Italian Adventure In Matera, The City Of Stones

Go On An Italian Adventure In Matera, The City Of Stones

Here’s why this Italian city has recently been named the European Capital of Culture, and why it’s at the heart of our new Babbel course.
A Local Perspective On Lisbon’s Explosive Creative Scene

A Local Perspective On Lisbon’s Explosive Creative Scene

We got to know some of Lisbon’s leading cultural and creative influences to get a local perspective on the city’s vibrant creative scene.
Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Boundaries! They’re important.