culture

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

Ryan Frawleya year ago
The Last Cigarette
The bus driver is smoking. There are no passengers on the bus; it’s not scheduled to leave for another ten minutes. The window is open beside him, the smoke curling in the warm breeze. It’s not even e...
Marcus Gosling2 years ago
10 Myths About Siberia and Why We Should Move There
When we think of "Siberia," most people form a false impression of the place. Many of us would imagine Siberia as a bitterly cold, desolate wasteland, inhabited only by prisoners exiled by Russian tsa...
Tesni Patching2 years ago
A Weekend in Puebla, Mexico
Things to do when spending a couple of days in Puebla and the sites you don't want to miss...
Jocelyn White2 years ago
A Rose in Nara
I was breathless. Sitting next to Seini in the back seat of the Nakagawa family car, I saw Japan in a way my friends back home would never experience. We passed homes and businesses, bicyclists and wa...
Ari Gold2 years ago
My Summer Vacation at the Yugoslav Cheapo Film Festival
"The problem with Serbia," my friend Danilo told me, smiling over his beer, "is that here you know everything, but you can do nothing." I couldn't argue with him — six weeks before the fall of Milosev...
Kevin McClintock2 years ago
Liverpool, Birkenhead, and the Mersey
Liverpool is a world city, famous for its port, native wit, football, music, and culture. Birkenhead is essentially part of the same city, although (like Buda and Pest) separated by a river (the Merse...
Kristopher Cook2 years ago
A Brief Look Into Holi: India's Festival of Colour
Holi is one of those events that doesn't require an explanation, all that's needed is a brief image of thousands of people coated in colour to see that this is something unique and very much out of th...
So Bored2 years ago
Sound Board Slides
Sound Board Sliders perfectly blends into the atmosphere of the 12th Ave South area. Most people do not realize it is anything besides a bike rack until they look close. The black upward poles and the...
Daron Bandeira2 years ago
What Makes Bali the Greatest Destination on Earth?
Take a look into the photo-journal of Daron Bandeira as he ventures into Bali – the greatest destination on Earth. When someone says 'Bali,' what do you see? The Indonesian province has become synonym...
Jose Gabriel2 years ago
What It Means to be Canadian
What do you think makes you a Canadian? Is it about just living in the country? Owning a passport that declares so? Root for the Maple Leaf’s next game? Even being a fan of hockey for that matter? Doe...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Japanese Wonders
Japan is either hot or cold with one comfortable day in between. That is what I've found in my experience of living in Japan so far. About a three-hour bullet train ride north of Tokyo sits the lovely...
Naniki Wanders2 years ago
Day Guide for Loiza, Puerto Rico
This is a day trip for the islanders at heart, for those who want to discover a little more than meets the eye in Puerto Rico, go deeper into the history of our roots, especially our musical and artis...
Maurice Bernier2 years ago
New York! New York!
I LOVE NEW YORK! Despite everything that goes on here, I still love it. Where should I begin? I have been a native New Yorker since the day I was born. As far back as I can remember, it was just the t...
Reniel Barroso2 years ago
Your First 6 Months Then Everything After
Where are we now? What are we now? Where are we heading? It was an interesting 6 months encountering situations that were both planned and unplanned. The whole 180 days was a roller coaster ride of up...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
How To Explore the Underground Culture of Any City
I have spent the better part of 10 years living life in the underground music scene — and it was amazing. Most people will never know the thrill of being able to go totally wild in a warehouse, or lit...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Strawberries That Are Red
Often there's a wind up clock in my thoughts that re-lives the day that I moved from Fukushima. What would've happened if I had decided to go surfing after work that day? The morning started with stra...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
Best War Memorials to Visit in the US
War memorials are incredibly common in America, and it's understandable why this is the case. We've fought in a lot of wars, many people have died, and we are a culture that tends to respect our falle...
Reniel Barroso2 years ago
7 Things to Ask Yourself When Emigrating
You’ve got to end something for a beginning to start. I, with my wife, arrived at a demilitarized kind of a border where we faced a decision that we need to make. A decision whether to leave the platf...