culture

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Carolina Santos10 days 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 Shah12 days 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 Tucker14 days 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 Wallin15 days 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 Scotta month 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,...
Samantha Reida month ago
Small Town Lessons
People have a strange perception of what it is like to grow up in a small town. Some people believe that it is boring. Some people believe that there is this wonderful sense of community. And some peo...
Krystal Norrisa month ago
The Oldest Christmas Celebration in Southern Louisiana
My latest adventure goes back to 90 years ago. Natchitoches, LA has been known for their Festival of Lights since before I was born. In 1927, Max Burgdof thought it would be exciting to find a new way...
Shante Hernandez2 months ago
Flint, Michigan
When I think of home, I think of where my family, friends, and roots are. And home to me is Flint, Michigan. What can I say about Flint? It is where I was born, where most of my family are, and where ...
Saajid Islam2 months ago
My Visit to Bangladesh
Bangladesh When I arrived in Bangladesh, I saw the streets from the window of the car. Cars surrounded us. There were poor people knocking on our window, begging for money. The people outside were scr...
Ryan Frawley3 months ago
The Warsaw Dichotomy
Is the pianist good? I wouldn’t know. Every driver seems skilled to someone who’s never been behind the wheel. I love music, but there’s not one atom of musical talent in my body. I can only look with...
Jasmine Ameerally3 months ago
Kadikoy During Ramadan
Kadiköy is empty around lunchtime. The once-crowded and noisy outdoor seating area within one of the Istanbul's most youthful and lively bars is now barren, hosting myself, my friends, and three girls...
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Charlotte M.3 months ago
Life In a Suitcase
The suitcase serves the following purposes to a lot of people: traveling and storage for unnecessary objects or clothes reserved for a specific season. The suitcase contains the most valuable and usel...
Liza Zimmerman4 months ago
The Unexplored Culture of Corsica
This island off the coast of Italy, and north of Sardinia, is the forth biggest in the Mediterranean. It is often best known for being Napoléon’s birthplace and not far from Elba where he was exiled. ...
Ryan Frawley4 months ago
The Last Cigarette
The bus driver is smoking. There are no passengers on the bus; it’s not scheduled to leave for another ten minutes. The window is open beside him, the smoke curling in the warm breeze. It’s not even e...
Marcus Gosling4 months ago
10 Myths About Siberia and Why We Should Move There
When we think of "Siberia," most people form a false impression of the place. Many of us would imagine Siberia as a bitterly cold, desolate wasteland, inhabited only by prisoners exiled by Russian tsa...
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Tesni Patching5 months ago
A Weekend in Puebla, Mexico
Things to do when spending a couple of days in Puebla and the sites you don't want to miss...
Jocelyn White5 months ago
A Rose in Nara
I was breathless. Sitting next to Seini in the back seat of the Nakagawa family car, I saw Japan in a way my friends back home would never experience. We passed homes and businesses, bicyclists and wa...