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A Swiss-Peruvian mutt, born and raised under the Californian sun. I love food #nomnom and traveling. I probably use too many hashtags in everyday life but my true talent lies in telling bad jokes - that people surprisingly laugh at. Follow the food I eat and places I see by following me on Instagram at: martinique89

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The 10 best beaches in Malta
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Bajja is the Maltese word for beach, and if you plan to be in Malta between April and October, you w...

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 ...

I heart 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...

5 reasons why you should learn French
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French is beautiful. It makes pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat sound like drops of heav...

14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations
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While my first post about Japanese words with no English translation was centered around words that ...

3 reasons why I learned Italian (and why you should too)
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“You may have the universe if I may have Italy”― Giuseppe VerdiThanks to Italian cuisine, pretty muc...

3 reasons why I learned Spanish (and why you should too)
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“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”– Charles VSpanish ...

10 reasons why Dubai should be on your travel bucket list
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As an Arabic proverb goes, “Who lives sees, but who travels sees more.” Traveling is an eye-opener. ...

Aloha! And other useful words for your Hawaiian getaway
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You packed your towel, your sunglasses, your sunscreen and everything else for your Hawaiian getaway...

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 ...

The top 10 places to see in 2018
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It’s the start of 2018 and you know what that means, “New Year, New Me!” But what about, “New Year, ...

Should I travel with my BFF?
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Traveling is great. I can’t stress this enough. But what makes traveling even better is when you sha...