culture

Get the authentic cultural experience on your next foreign jaunt. Wander like a local; here, there, and everywhere.

Steve Covin3 days ago
California Slang Everyone Should Know
California, a.k.a. the Golden State, is known for a lot of cool things like its beaches, its weather, theme parks, landmarks, food, etc. But what about the slang? Believe it or not, California has a l...
KM Stories20 days ago
Multinational Christmas
I celebrate three Christmases. Christmas is dedicated every other year to the US, where I was born. It is almost as if entering a winter wonderland at Christmas time, as neighborhoods are illuminated ...
A Third Culture
A third culture individual is someone who was raised outside or spent a considerable amount of their formative years in a culture different from their parents; in other words, me. Being born in Bangla...
Ashly Helfricha month ago
The Authentic Saint Patty’s Day Experience
When they say that the streets turn green over Saint Patrick’s Day, they aren’t kidding. Dublin transforms for the weekend into an exciting realm of Irish culture as travelers from all corners of the ...
Bonny Martella month ago
I'll Be Damned
This is a true story as told from my own personal perspective of growing up on an island on the eastern coast of Canada. There were many good times interlaced with many bad times as well, but all the ...
Megan Crueya month ago
Wearing a Hijab in London
The train was red and blue; the seats were made of some kind of orange faux leather, and it was sticky to the touch. After discovering the sticky bit, I chose to stand. It was Wednesday midafternoon a...
Standard American Greetings
The usual way Americans say hello to each other is to ask “How are you?” with the answer being, “Fine, thanks.” To outsiders, this is strange since depending on where you come from, the greeting goes ...
India's Wonder
Not at all what I expected of India and her people. Jaw dropping architecture; warm, friendly people and poverty that is overshadowed by the citizens of this realm. Their happiness to invite you into ...
Ashley Grecco2 months ago
From Horse Farms and Potato Chips to Skyscrapers and Hoagies
Never in my tiny human life did I ever picture myself living even remotely close to a city. Of course, I didn’t intend to end up in my hometown for the rest of my life either, but there had to be a ba...
Anna Balog3 months ago
Rolling The Dice On Vietnam
February, 2017 Phu Quoc, Vietnam Earlier in 2017 I had a three week vacation coming up. I was getting off a ship in Singapore and had to be in Sydney for my next assignment. I was pondering where in A...
Fatima Sumar3 months ago
Cultural Differences - Hosting Etiquettes
Have you ever gone to a place and felt out of place? Have you ever met anyone from a different background or culture from yourself? Today, we live in a very pluralistic world where we are interminglin...
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Tiffany 3 months ago
Culture Shock in Practice
According to Google, culture shock is “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes”. To me, it is this and...
Lady Sunday3 months ago
Grand Canyon & Ancient Mythology
History of the Grand Canyon's First Inhabitants
Kai S3 months ago
Culture Identification Series: What Exactly IS Culture?
What exactly is culture? For centuries we always identified culture as something unique to a country. How unique is culture exactly? Culture has always been a key reference to us remembering old natio...
Rahi Shah3 months ago
How a Trip to Mexico Changed My Life
Oh, Mexico, you beauty. Mexico is such an amazing country. Whether it's the scenery, the culture, or the people, Mexico has all the good that you could ask for. When I left for Mexico, I didn't have a...
Acasia Tucker4 months ago
Are You Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock?
Re-entry. It feels like living on another planet in another time. Truly. Especially when you first get home. Everything is different, everything is weird. Your time is thrown off and you’re not sure w...
Jamie Wallin4 months ago
Coffee That Deserves a Ceremony
Any Starbucks fans in the house? What's your favorite drink there? Maybe it's a cappuccino that they whip up, maybe it's a mocha, or a latte. Perhaps you like yours served black without all of the ext...
Michael Scott4 months ago
‘You Only Lose What You Cling To’
I was front row in the Shrine Room, eyeball to spectacle lens with the chief nun and her big spongy microphone. The setting could scarcely have been better: a beautiful gold Buddha, scent of the Gods,...