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Nov 03, 2012
When I lived in Japan, Edward Norton (The Bourne Legacy, The Incredible Hulk) would give interviews in fluent Japanese, afterwards I learned that he studied
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Oct 30, 2012
New U.S.-Cuban policy needed:
End the Cuban embargo and encourage travel
The U.S. blockade of trade with Cuba has gone on for more than 50 years. It's time to end the Cuban embargo, as well as repeal the laws that prohibit Americans from traveling freely to Cuba.
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End the Cuban embargo and encourage travel"
Oct 18, 2012
Life in Cuba today after 53 years of Castro's rule
How is life in Cuba today? After 53 years of Fidel Castroâ€™s brand of socialism, we see progress and promise . . . but also decay, hardships, poverty, opportunity lost.
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Oct 15, 2012
Cuban life: Visiting with locals in Havana . . . and Hanoi
Cuban life surprises us with incongruities: monuments to John Lennon
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Oct 10, 2012
All-inclusive Cuba: One type of vacation
Looking for an all-inclusive Cuba vacation? Melia las Dunas, 240 miles from Havana, delivers up a carefree, sun-drenched resort. Call it Meliá ndia: it's a world apart from the Cuba that Cubans know.
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Oct 10, 2012
Ernesto Che Guevara, a "living" hero in today's Cuba
His image is everywhere in Cuba, but the legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara is most profound at his massive monument in Santa Clara. Visit the 19-foot-high bronze statue, the mausoleum, and the museum.
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Oct 08, 2012
Little-known Cuba attractions: Holocaust tributes
Looking for off-the-beaten path Cuba attractions? Cuba's Jewish community keeps Holocaust memories alive with an excellent Holocaust exhibit in Havana, and a small, striking memorial in Santa Clara.
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Oct 08, 2012
Cuba classic cars as bait to hustle tourists in Havana
Havana Day 1: street-hustlers -- with Cuba classic cars as props -- beset us. But Cuba isn't Marrakech: no pushy vendors, beggars or pleading kids. Best of all, we meet a delightful conversationalist
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Oct 08, 2012
Warm encounters with Cuban people in the Streets of Havana
We found Cuban people to be warm, helpful, and friendly . . . especially to Americans. We'll introduce you to some of them.
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Sep 25, 2012
Cultural Diversity -- Welcome to the Culture Corner
Welcome to the Culture Corner were friends meet to discuss cultural diversity. Share your experiences, read those of others, and learn more about the world.
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Sep 25, 2012
Language Lore: Culture and Language Stories
Welcome to our Language Lore page. This blog is full of foreign language learning tips and culture stories. Learn from on our community language learning expeditions.
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Sep 23, 2012
Cuban Jews: a small, but increasingly vibrant community
Jews in Cuba numbered 15,000 in 1959; today, itâ€™s 1,500. Why the decline? Anti-Semitism? Economics? And how are Cuban Jews faring today? We visit the three Havana synagogues and explore those questions.
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Sep 19, 2012
US travel to Cuba, day one: we dine on romance
For mission to deliver supplies to Jewish clinics in Cuba, US travel to Cuba is possible! First stop: mojitos, fine dining, romance, lessons on Judaism. Tomorrow, we plunge into Jewish Cuba.
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Sep 16, 2012
Travel to Cuba today; join us in our pilgrimage
How’s Cuba after 53 years of Fidel? Classic cars, Che billboards, shocking decay . . . but not one AK-47. Travel to Cuba on a pilgrimage with 7 Americans taking medical supplies to Jewish clinics.
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Aug 16, 2012
Foreign Language Learning Tips -- Have Your Say
Share your best foreign language learning tips with Walkabout Language Learning.
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Jun 25, 2012
Because of my Grandfather
The language I would like to learn is Saulteaux, and I would love to learn Saulteaux because it's a part of my heritage. My grandpa could speak it fluently
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Jun 19, 2012
Walkabout Language Learning: Action Guide
Do you want to learn a second language? Keep reading to learn how to discover your language learning dreams and make them come true.
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Jun 11, 2012
Santa Lucia -- Celebration of Light
SWEDEN, land of the midnight sun. It is also land of the midday dark. Winder in Sweden is not only cold; it is dark. In the northernmost parts of the
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May 30, 2012
Community Language Learning: How to Overcome Shyness
If shyness is a problem for you, community language learning can be a real challeng. Learn how to master your shyness to accelerate your langauage aquisition.
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May 23, 2012
How to get what you need from Tandem Language Learning
Tandem language learning is a great way to practice and improve your new language. Working with a tandem is a language learning technique where you set up a formal or informal arrangement with another person to study languages together.
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