From the Great Wall of China
to the great restaurants of Tokyo
, from the shopping temples of Shanghai
to the Mayan temples of Yucatán, from the Salvador carnival’s bright lights and sensuous music to the vibrant swirling colours of the Kandinsky room at the Hermitage, the world is a wonderful place. For some, visiting the misty ruins of Machu Picchu in the early morning is a spiritual experience. For others, wandering the halls of the Musée du Louvre has a similar effect.
You can take it easy with a strong coffee at a Viennese cafe or explore the slopes where the coffee beans grow in Costa Rica
. Gawp at the pearls in the Antwerp jewellers’ windows or try and find your own in the depths of the Indian Ocean. One thing is for sure: these experiences will help you understand other essential dimensions of the language you're learning.