Babbel Logo

Culture And Travel

Rediscovering Polari: How This Secret Gay Language Helped Create LGBT Culture

Rediscovering Polari: How This Secret Gay Language Helped Create LGBT Culture

The culture of Polari didn’t die when this secret language died. In fact, we can thank Polari for much of queer culture today.
LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

How increased awareness and efforts for inclusivity have fueled the evolution of LGBTQ terms and queer language.
The World’s Most LGBTQ-Friendly Travel Destinations

The World’s Most LGBTQ-Friendly Travel Destinations

Here are the countries and regions where members of the LGBTQ+ community are likely to be safe, accepted and celebrated (as they should be!).
10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

Turns out, people used to call a lot of different things “apples.”
12 Global Songs For Your Travel Playlist, As Chosen By Ambassadors

12 Global Songs For Your Travel Playlist, As Chosen By Ambassadors

If you could get to know a country in one song, what would it be? Ambassadors from around the world share their top musical picks with us.
What Speakers Of Other Languages Call Their Fathers

What Speakers Of Other Languages Call Their Fathers

Move over, music and math. Dad jokes are definitely the world’s universal language.
10 Fabulous Flag Facts To Celebrate Flag Day

10 Fabulous Flag Facts To Celebrate Flag Day

Whether you’re a casual flag admirer or a seasoned vexillologist, hopefully your interest won’t flag when reading these facts.
The Best Street Food On Every Continent

The Best Street Food On Every Continent

Arepas, currywurst, boat noodles and more — here’s a guide to quick, delicious eats you can find on the streets of the world.
Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

A French novella about young love and discovering who you are.
The Complete Guide To Traveling In Sweden This Summer

The Complete Guide To Traveling In Sweden This Summer

From Stockholm to Gothenburg, Malmö, the mountains, the countryside and the many islands — we’ll show you Sweden’s true gems and give you some tips for your trip.
What Are The Friendliest Countries For Language Learners To Visit?

What Are The Friendliest Countries For Language Learners To Visit?

Are certain countries more tolerant of tourists speaking their language poorly than others?