Carnival in Spain: Everything you need to know

Carnival in Spain

In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by eating sumptuous pancakes with all manor of toppings. Yet, across the world it is celebrated much differently. In Spain, for example, the final day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Christian fasting season Lent is celebrated as Carnival. Carnival in Spain is a flamboyant and fascinating event. It is one of the biggest party of the year with locations such as Cadiz and Tenerife being world famous for their celebrations. Continue reading Carnival in Spain: Everything you need to know

Halloween in America – 10 Things You Should Know

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If you’re planning to learn English in the US around Halloween, you’re in for some fun! America is the birthplace of modern Halloween traditions. America’s love of consumerism has propelled this traditionally Pagan holiday to new heights. From decorations to food, activities to all-round spookiness, there is a lot do be discovered. Halloween in America is nothing like anywhere else.


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5 Hidden-Gems in London

5 Hidden-Gems London

With landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, London is a popular destination for travellers across the world. However, there is much more to London than these famous attractions. We have listed our top 5 hidden-gems in London.

Discover what the capital city has to offer for a different experience before your next visit to London. This range of attractions are the perfect place to practice your English language skills. And with millions of visitors every year, you need not worry about your skill level.

For those who really want to build on their English language learning in London, Cactus offer a range of courses. Thanks to the close proximity of the city and interconnectivity of the UK, a day trip to London for those staying outside the city is easy and affordable.


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