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Put Some Tongue In It // Lingua Franca

There is a bit of rueful irony to the term lingua franca. Connoting a common language people of different linguistic backgrounds speak in order to communicate, the term literally means "Frankish language," and came to mean a patois of Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic and Greek that acted as a …

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More from Ibiza<p>Today’s daily photo is taken just outside of the old medieval area of Ibiza Town, but this one directly below is from just inside the …

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Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …


22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

10 Mind-Blowing Bridges That Connect Two States (Or Countries!)

There's no cooler way to pass from state to state (or from country to country) than by bridge. You're driving or walking along, enjoying the scenery, and POOF! the bridge drops you off in a wondrous new land.<p>Here are 10 bridges that let you jump major boundary lines with one simple cross.<p>Ambassador …

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