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CosCom Writers10 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 Folles10 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 Moorea year 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...
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 Adahya year 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. a year 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...
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 Glisana year 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 Burieka year 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 jamesa year 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 Clema year 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 Myersa year 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 Raistersa year 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 Rohilaa year 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 Plaa year 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 Cloonana year 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. Andrewsa year 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...