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10-english-words-with-unfortunate-meanings-in-other-languages?email=acadia.experiment@gmail. There’s a name for the phenomenon of everyday English words that sound like less-innocent words in other languages: “false friends.”

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When I first started teaching English in a small academy just outside Barcelona, I couldn’t figure out why the kids would start whispering and giggling every time I said something was cool or when we talked about what pets they had at home. As it turns out, in Catalan, the word cool sounds almost identical to cul, or rear end, and pet is pronounced and spelled identically to the Catalan word for passed gas. Naturally, the kids could hardly contain themselves when I talked about cool pets. Isidore – New York « Getaway. The Graham & Co. Intrepidtravel. The Most Hipster Neighborhood in Every EU Country.

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The Most Hipster Neighborhood in Every EU Country

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Since 2002, Global Heritage Fund has been working to protect some of the world’s most endangered sites, including The Lost City in Colombia, the Sacred Granaries of Morocco, and the Plain of Jars in Laos. Detox Your Mind, Body, and Soul in Bali's Jungle. We try to squeeze a little rest and relaxation into every vacation.

Detox Your Mind, Body, and Soul in Bali's Jungle

Katie McKnoulty, the nomadic freelance marketing strategist and graphic designer behind The Travelling Light, one of our 24 Favorite Travel Blogs and Websites 2015, took this goal to the next level by booking herself into a ten-day ayurvedic retreat in the jungles of Bali. 11 Affordable Under-the-Radar Travel Destinations. If you're looking to beat the crowds, stretch your dollar, and check out less-charted lands on your next vacation, we’ve got you covered.

11 Affordable Under-the-Radar Travel Destinations

Here are 11 destinations that have amazing sights and experiences — without the annoying tourists. Getty Images/iStockphoto. Wild SF Walking Tours: Free walking tours of San Francisco. Miami Travel Guide. Hopper - When to Fly and Buy. How to Travel Today: Tips to Get There Faster, Cheaper, Smarter. It's getting easier to travel quickly and stay connected while doing it—but there are higher fares and the usual hazards of getting out there to deal with.

How to Travel Today: Tips to Get There Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

Photo: Tony Nagy/Gallery Stock We’ve come a long way from 2011’s Tarmacgate, when 100-odd JetBlue passengers were stranded for seven hours on the runway. Delays are down, airlines are investing in posh new terminals, and the app revolution and sharing economy mean that there are more options than ever when it comes to flights, lodging, and staying connected. Still, it’s not all gravy. Airfares are up, partly due to a spate of mergers, and United, American, Delta, and Southwest now account for the majority of domestic seats. Score the Best Fare Start with Hopper, which sifts through more than ten million fare searches and more than a billion flights per day, then crunches the data to tell you the average cost of a flight from, say, Denver to Vancouver over the next six months.

Breeze Through Security… …And Customs Gear for Smarter Travel. Photos: A Rare, Legal Visit To "Spellbinding" North Brother Island: Gothamist. Fullscreen Once home of numerous quarantine hospitals—Typhoid Mary was its most famous patient—North Brother Island is now full of decaying buildings and migrating birds.

Photos: A Rare, Legal Visit To "Spellbinding" North Brother Island: Gothamist

But has the day come to finally give the public access to the 20-acre isle just off the Bronx? That's what City Council Member Mark Levine wants to do. The best under-the-radar destinations of 2015. World's Creepiest Attractions- Page 2. Walk into Portugal’s Chapel of Bones and you’ll realize something eerie: you’re surrounded by the calcified remains of 5,000 people.

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There’s no escaping these bones—they occupy every sight line. That superbly curved crown molding? Rows of human skulls. Lookout Rentals - Forest Fire Lookout Association. Exploring America's Abandoned, Rentable Fire Towers. America's Quirkiest Towns- Page 2. Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. Man’s belt Aug 2003 – May 2006, San Francisco, California, USA The man of my dreams didn’t even exist in my dreams until I met him.

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