culture

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Nick J Wood4 months ago
The Art of the French Insult
As a boy, I loved a film called National Lampoon’s European Vacation. I rented it on VHS from the local Blockbuster a dozen times before I entered the age of teenage indifference to feel-good comedies...
Steven Altman4 months ago
Fika, Lagom, & Hygge
Denmark and Sweden both have very rich and overlapping histories. As countries, when you take a look at them from the outside it would seem that they are similar. Both Scandanavian and neighbors, mayb...
Monica Bennett4 months ago
A New York Yankee in Georgia
Cultural whiplash! Don't let the pictures of New York City and Atlanta fool you. They may both be bustling cities and represent the best each area has to offer, but living in the south for a New York ...
Paulina Pachel4 months ago
Thoughts of an Immigrant...
After sixteen years of being away from a place I had once considered my oasis, being reunited with one of my long-esteemed childhood friends in Chicago had been like a breath of fresh air. After being...
Salvador Bravado5 months ago
Walls Jumped, Bridges Made
What if your parents decided to move to another country? More importantly, moving to another country without asking you for permission? When we crossed the border I was scared out of my mind. I felt l...
CosCom Writers5 months ago
Origin and History of Pearls in Africa
Around 2,400 BC, the Egyptians already produced glass beads. In ancient Egypt, the most sought-after jewelry was stone, serpentine, agate, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other semi-precious stones were ...
Kader Folles5 months ago
Madeira
Madeira is a popular holiday destination. The Portuguese island offers a mixture of luxury villas, holiday complexes, and wild wilderness. As we flew into the airport it seemed like a maze of holiday ...
Reid Moore6 months ago
How to Speak Brooklyn
In this article, world renowned linguist (and suspected serial killer) Don Aska Donatelli shares his expertise on how to correctly pronounce some of the most popular phrases tourists or visitors may w...
Patrick Boniface6 months ago
The Chinese Lucky Cat
What is the story behind the Chinese lucky cat that waves at you when you order your Chicken Noodle Soup? We’ve all seen it as we get our Chinese take away meal. You’re waiting for the meal and on the...
SF Adahy6 months ago
Campfire Culture
Fire has been man’s lifeline since the beginning of time. Food, warmth, and light are what fire gives to man. In many cultures, fire is the symbol for life, and anywhere you go today, fire is still us...
Samantha S. 6 months ago
10 Misconceptions of Thailand
Thailand is full of amazing sights and interesting experiences. It's often a culture shock, but one that will open your eyes. Some people have an amazing time and find that it's the perfect getaway. O...
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Dominic Langer7 months ago
My Summer in Pamplona, Spain
As a Spanish language learner, I know that the best way to practise and improve my knowledge is to spend as much as time as possible immersed in the country where it is spoken. With that in mind, I de...
Syd Glisan7 months ago
Puerto Rico After Maria
From mid-September to early October of 2017, Puerto Rico suffered from a category 5 hurricane that left the country devastated. Since then, the community has had to band together to restore the damage...
Steven Buriek7 months ago
Argentina, Stories of a Native to His Son
Before I onset this piece, I will say I am thankful for the inheritance of my father’s wisdom and knowledge, even if I am a portrait of the worlds wicked ways. I am the son of an intelligent man from ...
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jasmine james7 months ago
5 Differences Between Japan and America
Japan is no doubt one of the most beautiful countries that you can visit. It is also one of the most interesting to visit, especially if you grew up in America. I say this because living in America, y...
A Clem8 months ago
From London to New York: What I Learnt From a Week in the Big Apple
For my 23rd birthday, I was lucky enough to go to New York for a week - and it was one of the best weeks of my life. Growing up I’ve always dreamt of travelling through the US, going to as many states...
Kayla Myers8 months ago
Body Modifications Around the World
Body modifications are a common practice all around the world. Many use them to tell a story or to show creativity. There are numerous types of body modifications. Some of the more common kinds are ta...