Music From Around the World


Music from Around the World

For millennia music has been a tool which allows humans to connect, express and celebrate. With the vast array of cultures and peoples in the world it is no wonder that genres of music differ across the globe. We have taken a look at some of the most unique, popular and interesting music from around the world.

From the rock and pop world through to classical and traditional music, this list only scratches the surface of the differing music styles across the planet. You can take a language course plus music in different places across the world.


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National Dishes Around the World


Cuisine makes up a huge part of a country’s culture. We have compiled a list of just a few national dishes around the world and explored their origins and impact on the rest of the world.

From roasted meats to stews and pastries, food helps unite us all. Sampling a country’s national dish is always a must when visiting. This small selection of offerings will be sure to get your taste buds tingling.


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National Beverages Around the World


When visiting a new country on vacation or for work its always enjoyable to partake in the local speciality. We have put together this informative guide of national beverages from around the world to help you join in with the locals and their favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic tipples. 

While a lot of these national beverages can be found across the world, sampling the local thirst quencher in its home country is always slightly better. From England to France to Mexico, find out more about these countries national beverages.


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5 Useful Summer Holiday Phrases and Travel Tips


With summer holidays upon us many people will be taking the opportunity to spend some time in foreign climes. We’ve put together a collection of useful summer holiday phrases to give you a language boost while visiting other countries and interacting with locals.

For extra help with your next vacation, we’ve also added some tips and tricks for popular tourist destinations. Learning a language with Cactus can really maximise your travel experience and help get fully immersed in the local culture. 

Find out the 5 useful summer holiday phrases for your next trip abroad and start learning a new language today.

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10 BEST Things to do in Porto

Best Things to do in Porto, Portugal - The City

10 BEST Things To Do in Porto.. Whilst You Learn Portuguese!

Porto is an extraordinary historical city located in the North of Portugal. Although smaller than its sister city Lisbon, Porto boasts scenic views, buzzing restaurants and world-famous Port wine. Its fascinating mix of old and new will have you planning your next return! Visit Porto and take a boat trip in the Douro River, discover one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, and complete all of the activities on our best things to do in Porto whilst you learn Portuguese.

Our list of best things to do in Porto includes visits to incredible museums, drinking Port wine, and trips to explore Porto’s coolest neighbourhoods. We have also included a list of FREE things to do in Porto!

Cactus offers outstanding Portuguese language courses in Porto. If you have any questions about any of our courses please call us on +44 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our team of multilingual experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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