Author: EF Ultimate Break

How to Break Down the Language Barrier

From learning tips to linguistic tech, here’s our advice for breaking down the language barrier. Make the effort. Okay, maybe you should’ve paid a little more attention in high school French. Never fear—language barriers are a thing, but not enough of a thing to hinder your adventure. If you want to work wonders for your travel …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Australia & New Zealand

Australia Sydney Opera House The architect of this iconic landmark never returned to Sydney to see its completion.   Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.   Tangalooma Wrecks Fifteen vessels were deliberately sunk off the coast to create a breakwall (a structure to protect …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Asia

China The Great Wall of China The Great Wall is long enough to cross the U.S., east to west, six times. Road trip, anyone?   Shanghai World Financial Center You can buy replicas of the tower in the gift sho, which can be used as actual bottle openers.   Japan Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji actually …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Central & South America

Belize Lamanai Ruins Deep in the jungle, the archaeological site of Lamanai includes 718 known structures, but only a handful have been excavated.   The Belize Barrier Reef Only around 10% of the species on the second-largest barrier reef have been discovered.   Tikal Tikal serves as the set location for Yavin 4 in Star Wars. Technically, Tikal …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Europe

  Austria Vienna Opera House You can watch the opera for free! Outside the Opera House, the performance is projected for all to enjoy.   Czech Republic Prague Castle The Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world, and contains architecture spanning from Gothic to Renaissance eras. Kutná Hora The Sedlec Ossuary is …

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Save Money for Travel with These Suggestions

Every day at EF College Break, we’re asked for advice about how to save money for that big trip. You know, so we’re basically asked how to turn dreams into reality—no big deal. Here are some tips we like to give all interested travelers—follow them, and you’ll be a globetrotter sooner than you think! Make the most …

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