26th September is European Day of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej!


As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that.

This 26th of September – European Day of Languages, i encourage you to take that first step towards picking up a new (European) language!

Remember, knowing the local language and immersing in cultures is not a must, but it WILL enhance your experience + help you make great friends everywhere…

especially if you’re traveling to Europe / Central or South America soon.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Listen to my ‘Language Hacking’ podcast for some of my own tips for language learning using the Devnagari script.

You’ll find some fun games, learning resources, events and activities lined up to celebrate this culturally rich celebration worldwide!

If you want to practice Portuguese / Spanish / French / German with me, ping me on Skype: ‘kaushal

Post Updated on 26th Sep. 2019. First published on 26th Sep. 2014.

Still here, and want to learn some more languages? Here are some of my favorite language learning lessons on YouTube….

French with Lya

Italian with Manu

Portuguese with Juliana

Spanish with Ana


Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.

Blog Comments

I hope that Esperanto was not forgotten today. You might enjoy learning and using it.

Esperanto is a planned language which belongs to no one country or group of states. I would like to argue the case for its wider use.

Take a look at learn.esperanto.org.uk

absolutely! a German friend introduced me to Esperanto and i love the concept. haven’t started learning it, but i do intend to 🙂