culture

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A Clem5 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 Myers5 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...
Rasma Raisters5 months ago
The Beauty of Sigulda
The History of Sigulda Sigulda’s inhabitants can be traced back as far as the 2nd century B.C. as they settled here and hunted, fished, and bred domestic animals. Settlers known as Livi have been in t...
Dines Rohila6 months ago
What is Raksha Bandhan Festival
Raksha Bandhan has a huge significance in India. It is celebrated like any other festival in the country and dedicated towards the love of a sister and her brother. It is a Hindu festival, which is ce...
Benjamin Pla6 months ago
How Western Culture Has Affected Japan
From Coke bottles on Shinto shrines to the Japanese almost completely abolishing the usage of squat toilets—yes, squat toilets—Japan has been heavily influenced by western culture, from their media, f...
Sophie Cloonan6 months ago
The Big Picture: City Life
Highrises. That’s all there is to it. Downtown San Diego is quite the place; so many different personalities it’s hard to find somewhere to start. How about the girl in the pink jacket? She doesn’t lo...
A. Andrews6 months ago
As a Woman, I Take Pride in My Historical Patchwork Quilt
"It’s no-thing, not no-uhn. Abbie, how do you say it?” My relaxed spring day has been interrupted, not by the chirping of birds or the mowing of grass, but by a debate that has plagued my multi-dialec...
Steve Covin6 months 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 Stories7 months 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 ...
Nandita Modhubonti7 months ago
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 Helfrich7 months 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 Martell7 months 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 Cruey7 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-Paez7 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 Grecco8 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 Balog9 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 Sumar9 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...