culture

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

Megan Cruey4 months 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...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
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 Grecco5 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 Balog5 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 Sumar5 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 6 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 Sunday6 months ago
Grand Canyon & Ancient Mythology
History of the Grand Canyon's First Inhabitants
Kai S6 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 Shah6 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 Tucker6 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 Wallin6 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 Scott7 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,...
Samantha Reid7 months 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 Norris7 months 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 Hernandez7 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 Islam8 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 Frawley8 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...