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Moscow’s Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Red Square used to be a market square adjoining the merchants’ area in Kitay Gorod. It has always been a place where occupants of the Kremlin chose to congregate, celebrate and castigate for all the people to see. Back in the day, Red …
Russian National Museum

Russian National Museum

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Russian State Museum, Russian Gosudarstvenny Russky Muzey, museum opened in St. Petersburg in 1898 as the central museum of Russian art and life. It is housed in the buildings of the former Mikhailovsky Palace, designed by Karl Ivanovich Rossi and built in 1819–25. The buildings were converted …
Ice Bather’s Hut (Murmansk)

Ice Bather’s Hut (Murmansk)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Have you ever swum in the icy waters? This activity is possible to do it on Lake Semyonovskoe at Murmansak. The temperature there in winter routinely plunges to -20C, and it is so far north the sun does not rise at all for …
Moscow’s Kremlin

Moscow’s Kremlin

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль), also known as The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), St. Basil’s Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to …
Bolshoi Ballet & Theatre

Bolshoi Ballet & Theatre

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! One of Moscow’s most symbolic attractions, the Bolshoi Theatre is known to everyone who has ever seen a hundred rouble banknote. Repeatedly hit by fire, the theatre has been rebuilt many times and survived several regime changes, but is still considered one of the …
Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного, Sobor Vasiliya Blazhennogo), commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of …
The Firebird

The Firebird

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Firebird (French: L’Oiseau de feu; Russian: Жар-птица, translit. Zhar-ptitsa) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Michel …
Russian Customs

Russian Customs

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Russia has many traditions that have been preserved for years. The Russian traditions go through the year, and always have something weird, extraordinary and extravagant. For example, did you know Christmas celebration is on January 7? Most Russians celebrate New Year’s with the …
Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Baba Yaga, also known as Baba Iaga, is one of the most famous witches in Slavic folklore. She is a popular figure in children’s fairy tales, and was one of the common stories of the Russian oral tradition. Her origin is part of …
Matryoshka (Russian Dolls)

Matryoshka (Russian Dolls)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Matryoshka – The Russian Nesting Doll Nowadays, it’s hard to find a symbol from Russia more popular than the traditional Russian nesting doll. These decorated wooden dolls are also called matryoshka dolls or babushka dolls. They are recognized even in the countries thousand miles away from …
Vodka

Vodka

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! We all love a good cocktail every now and then, especially if this one is prepared with vodka. We all know a traditional Bloody Mary or a Cosmopolitan, but do we really know where the main ingredient in these cocktails was originated? The …
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Hanoi is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre. The most well known and important districts in Hanoi are Ba Dinh District (aka the French …
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Have you ever been on the Great Wall Of China? My friend Elena has been there. She told me that, it was a marvelous experience. She said that It had been one of the best experience in her life, however it was an  …
Tibet

Tibet

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Tibet is located to the south-west of china, also bordering India, Nepal, Burma, and Bhutan. The people in these regions all consider themselves Tibetan. In ancient times, the Tibetans on the plateau cultivated a close relationship with the Han and with other ethnic …
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Japan is a land of dichotomy, always maintaining a balanced approach to modern advancement and tradition. Where other cities in Japan have technology, Kyoto has temples, reigning as the country’s cultural capital. When Kyoto was initially listed as a target for the catastrophic …
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created …
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! About: Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta metropolitan region, the …
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s …
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Vietnam´s    former  imperial  capital,  Hue  has  sights,  tombs,  temples  and  The  Purple  Forbidden  City,  but  much  of  it  was  destroyed  during  the  American  war.  The  Ancient  Town  of  Hoi  An  100  km  south,   down  the  coast,  is  a  much  beguiling  place  to  spend  …
Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a mountainous province located in the southern tip of the Andaman Sea. It was originally valued by 17th century Dutch and English explorers as a rich source of tin. The resulting mining industry drew thousands of …
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South …
Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! 1) First time in Bali Indonesia: Your first time in Bali can be smooth and memorable; you only need to know where to start… They came up with this idea of having a Bali survival guide in order to guide you through this amazing …
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Bangkok, Thailand is a cacophony of sights and sounds that handsomely rewards urban explorers willing to get a little lost in the city. Filled with non-stop action, grit, character, and some of the best cheap eats in the world, T+L’s Bangkok travel guide …
Cuba´s Market Opening

Cuba´s Market Opening

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! It  is  known  that  Cuba  opened   for  business   to  the  United  States,  the question  here  is:  Is  it  real? The  Obama´s  administration  was  loosening   the  U.S.  trade  embargo   on  Cuba  with  a  new  round   of  regulations  allowing  American  companies   to  sell  to  Cuba  …
MTV is Launched

MTV is Launched

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! MTV is an exclusive music TV channel which its first program was released no February 1st in 1981, with its first musical video being “Video Killing The Radio Star” from The Buggles; its second video released was “You Better Run” from Pat Benatar. …
Korea as One

Korea as One

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Behind a placard that read simply “Korea,” athletes from North and South Korea–two nations still technically at war–marched together Friday night in the ceremony opening the Sydney Summer Games. Park Chong Chul, a male judo coach from North Korea, and Chung Un Soon, …
Ozzy Osbourne Bites a Bat

Ozzy Osbourne Bites a Bat

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Ozzy Osbourne it’s one of the greatest, and most gruesome, legends of rock and roll. Achieved infamy overnight after an incident on Jan. 20, 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa. He used to have a drug problem, Osbourne was performing when an audience member threw …
The Moonwalk

The Moonwalk

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Neil Alden Armstrong was a NASA astronaut most famous for being the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969. An accomplished test pilot, Armstrong also flew on the Gemini 8 mission in 1966. He retired from NASA in 1971 …
The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The fall of the Berlin Wall had begun with the building of the Wall in 1961. However it took about three decades until the Wall was torn down. Several times people in the Communist countries rised up against the Communist system but they …
Woodstock

Woodstock

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On August 15, 1969, a music festival called “Woodstock” transformed one small dairy farm in upstate New York into a gathering place for over 400,000 young music fans. Concert-goers, called “hippies,” traveled from all over the country to see their favorite musicians perform. …
Bob Dylan Plugs in at Newport Folk Festival

Bob Dylan Plugs in at Newport Folk Festival

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On  the   night  of  July  25th,  1965,  Bob  Dylan strode  onto   a  stage  at  a  Newport  Folk  Festival,  plugged  his  guitar  and gave  the  music  world  a  shock.  Wearing  a  black  leather  jacket,  the  darling  of  the  Folk  movement  launched  into  a  searing,  …
“This is one small step for a man…”

“This is one small step for a man…”

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On May 25, 1961, the USA president John F. Kennedy, challenged the nation to get astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade. To accomplish that goal the NASA created the Apollo program. As a result of this program a total …
John Lennon Dies

John Lennon Dies

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! December 8, 1980 was the fateful day John was murdered by a crazed fan as he tried to enter his New York apartment. On the night he died John and his wife Yoko had been having a night on the town. After enjoying …
What Was the First Recorded Rock and Roll Song?

What Was the First Recorded Rock and Roll Song?

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Before we can answer that question, we have to go back and figure out the ingredients of rock and roll. We can identify three most important ingredients: gospel, jump and blues. There’s still one very important ingredient in rock and roll: a distorted …
Mandela Gets Freed

Mandela Gets Freed

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Sunday, 11 February 1990 On this day, Nelson Mandela was released unconditionally from prison after 27 years. Accompanied by his then-wife Winnie, he left the Victor Verster prison (later renamed Drakenstein Correctional Centre) on the outskirts of Paarl and was driven the 60 kms to Cape …
Online Entertainment vs. TV Broadcasts

Online Entertainment vs. TV Broadcasts

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Internet and the new technologies have taken over our entertainment habits. The television as we know it has changed, millennials look at it as a gadget to enjoy streaming apps or videogames but they stopped watching the traditional TV format. Let’s review …
Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Ice Skating is a 3,000 years old activity which first was used to cross over lakes or places with a big amount of ice and snow. Nowadays, it’s a very entertaining sport and considered part of the Olympics disciplines including Figure Skating and …
Snowboarding

Snowboarding

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The snowboarding is a winter sport full of adrenaline and surreal air tricks. It’s a combination between skateboarding, surfing and skiing and involves descending a mountain covered with snow with a snowboard. It’s considered an Olympic and Paralympic official winter sport since 1998 …
The 4th Kind/Happenings in Nome, Alaska

The 4th Kind/Happenings in Nome, Alaska

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The 4th Kind is a 2009 science fiction movie about supposed alien abductions. What makes this case really scary is that those disappearances are based on real facts.  But, is the whole story presented by Milla Jovovich truthful or just film marketing? Let’s …
The Conjuring/ Perron Family and The Warrens

The Conjuring/ Perron Family and The Warrens

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Conjuring is a 2013 popular horror movie directed by James Wan and revolves around a particular case of the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. These authors were associated with purportedly real haunting reports and in this film, they tell the story …
Lucha Libre: Blue Demon

Lucha Libre: Blue Demon

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Blue Demon is one of the biggest legends in Mexican wrestling (Lucha libre). Alejandro Muñoz Moreno was born in 1922, he was the fifth son among his eleven brothers. Alejandro and his family lived in Nuevo Leon, a state north of Mexico but …
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