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12 Halloween Traditions Around the World
Calling all Halloween lovers! October is a time for cooler weather, warm drinks, and of course Halloween! This spooky holiday is celebrated around the globe. And every nation that observes it has thei...
Rush Eby5 months ago
If We Die, We Die
“Baghkda eshum rhem! Baghkda eshum rhem!” The man driving the cramped Jeep was yelling out the window, ringing his left hand towards oncoming vehicles. I can’t exactly remember what he said since I do...
10 Facts About Belarus You Never Knew
Belarus? What do you know about it? Small European country… Just to clarify: the correct name of the country is BELARUS; not Belorussia or Byelorussia. Whenever I meet new people and mention where I a...
K B5 months ago
Differences
Two years ago, my mom decided she wanted to move back to Poland for "retirement." I remember just hanging out in my room and hearing my parents argue over it. "We were lucky to have won a green card, ...
Bailey Clarke5 months ago
What Is Hawaiian Literature
What is Hawaiian Literature? Being someone who has very little background on the topic, I entered my Hawaiian literature class with little to no knowledge on the topic. I didn't even know the English ...
Nick J Wood6 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 Altman6 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 Bennett6 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 Pachel6 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 Bravado7 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 Writers7 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 Folles7 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 Moore8 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 Boniface8 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 Adahy8 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. 8 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 Langer9 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...