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Valeria Castillo - Babbel Magazine

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Valeria Castillo

Valeria studied journalism and has an M.A. in media and political communication. She was born in Bogotá and has lived in Berlin since 2010. She likes to travel and visit large and chaotic cities, but sometimes she gets the blues thinking about the sun and Caribbean palm trees.🌴 As a crazy cat and plant lady, she spends her free time sewing and watching movies. Listen to her podcast here.

Articles by Valeria

15 Mexican Sayings That Will Have You Dying Of Laughter

How many of these sayings have you heard before?

5 Reasons Why You Need To Speak The Local Language To Live Abroad

When I first moved to another country, I didn’t realize how badly I needed the local language in order to succeed in my new life.

All About The Barranquilla Carnival

Although it isn’t as popular as the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the Barranquilla Carnival receives approximately 2 million visitors over 4 days. Here’s a mini guide so that you can enjoy it like a barranquillero.

By Women, For Women: Woman-Made Languages

Sure, it’s been said for centuries that “women have a language all their own,” but did you know that there are actually languages out there constructed by and for women to use? In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at two of these “woman-made” languages.

Which Languages Are Spoken In India?

Did you know that India has 22 official languages? Here’s an overview of what these languages are, why Hindi is so prevalent, and the current state of English in India today.