Kotor is the best place in the world to travel in 2016

Bay of Kotor in Montenegro

Kotor in Montenegro is drop-dead gorgeous from every angle. Within the city walls, locals sip strong coffee at pavement cafes and queue for warm bread at the bakers amid a dreamy maze of alleys and plazas; beyond them, the mountain-encircled, fjordlike bay of the same name is one of the most photogenic spots in all of Europe. Better still, the cruise ships have yet to overwhelm this marvel of the Med – get here before they drop anchor.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 is the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead.

Break free from your mold!

Freedom sculpture
Freedom Sculpture – GlaxoSmithKline World Headquarters, Philadelphia. 20 feet long, 8 feet high

Creative ideas, Break from the Mold

“I wanted to create a sculpture almost anyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process.”
– Zenos Frudakis

Syrian refugee ‘city’ in Jordan

Jordan’s Syrian refugee ‘city’ – with 115,000 residents, 12 districts, 6,000 shops and its own ‘Champs Elysees’

Syrian refugee camp near the Jordan-Syria border
The Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, some 5 miles from the Jordan-Syria border. Photo: AP (click to enlarge image)

Best sexy dance ever, Kizomba

Sexy dance kizomba

This will make you want to grab hold of that dance partner of yours and sway!

The lovely pair in the video is dancing the sensual and romantic Kizomba dance – one of the most popular dance forms from Angola. Kizomba is a dance that was born in Angola in the late ’70s and the music is based on the Antillean Zouk and dance the Argentine tango. It is a sensual dance that allows you maximum freedom of expression. READ MORE

Verbalists’ La mia Roma Italian language travel guide (VIDEO)

Learning Italian in Rome, Verbalisti

La mia ROMA Italian language travel

As legend has it, Rome, Italy, was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 700 B.C. The former Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World, sits beneath Palatine Hill, where the ruins of its original incarnation are open for exploration.

Verbalisti in front of the Trevi fountain, RomeNo Rome tour is complete without stopping by the remains of the Temple of Saturn and Arch of Septimus, both located in the Roman Forum. Get in touch with your inner gladiator and stop by the Colosseum, a relic of Roman bloodsports and perhaps the most recognizable element of the city.

Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you’ll return to Rome one day; don’t toss in two coins unless you’re ready to fall in love with a Roman. Continue your Rome sightseeing in St. Peter’s Square, home of St. Peter’s Basilica. The world’s largest church, designed by Michelangelo, is both a remarkable structure and a tribute to faith. You can look down from the famous dome to the Holy Square, which is usually filled with the faithful looking to obtain a blessing from the Pope. After this, it’s just a few steps to restaurants filled with Italian food. Forget coming back to Rome – you’ll never want to leave.

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The FunTASTIC guide to British-isms and how to understand Londoners

Reading in between the lines of what Londoners are saying is for tourists and verbalists studying in London just as important as understanding the words themselves. To better prepare you for your first visit to London, we are sharing only few tips, but the complete and amazing guide to ‘British-isms’ you may find below 🙂

Verbalists guide to LondonThe most important tip for first-time London visitors is queuing. British people would love to stand in a queuing and wait for their turn. So, next summer, while you explore London you should follow the rule of queuing strictly.

The second important tip is punctuality. British people strictly follow the rule of punctuality. If you are going to meet British people in London then you should be very punctual.

Another important tip for verbalists in London is the reserved greetings. In London, men and women greet people with a simple handshake. Don’t expect that people welcome you with a kiss.