Art & Culture Travel Articles

 
Five Strange Ukrainian Traditions You Will Love
Five Strange Ukrainian Traditions You Will Love From jumping into the freezing ice-holes to ditching Santa Claus on Christmas, Oksana Arkhypchuk explores strange Ukrainian holiday traditions that can still be witnessed in the rural villages
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Culture Connection: How to Wai Like a Thai
Culture Connection: How to Wai Like a Thai Kathleen Broadhurst demystifies one of the most common and misunderstood gestures in Thailand.
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Never Fill Your Own Glass: 20 Foreign Drinking Rules and Customs You Need to Know
Never Fill Your Own Glass: 20 Foreign Drinking Rules and Customs You Need to Know Being prepared to drink in a foreign land requires more than knowing how to order a beer in the local language. Let David Joshua Jennings help maneuver you through 20 drinking traditions and customs around the world.
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Nessie and Friends: 7 Lake Monsters Around the World
Nessie and Friends: 7 Lake Monsters Around the World Fascinated by the legend of the monster in Lake Van Turkey, Inka Piegsa-Quischotte discovers more lake monsters all over the world.
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15 of the Weirdest Roadside Attractions in America
15 of the Weirdest Roadside Attractions in America Giant condiments, buildings in the shape of animals, and cars arranged to mimic ancient ruins. Val Bromann shows you some of the weirdest roadside attractions America has to offer.
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10 Unique Wedding Ceremonies Around the World
10 Unique Wedding Ceremonies Around the World Prince William and Kate Middlton don't have a choice where and how their wedding of the decade takes place. But Inka Piegsa-Quischotte looks at 10 destinations and ceremonies they might have chosen instead of Westminster Abbey.
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Slum Tourism: A Look at Both Sides of the Debate
Slum Tourism: A Look at Both Sides of the Debate Slum tourism is rapidly growing in countries like South Africa and India but debate still goes on over whether it is beneficial or exploitative. Hilton Yip takes a look at this issue, including personal experience of slum tours, to see if it is more of the former than the latter.
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Swept Up In Mumbai’s Movie Star Mania
Swept Up In Mumbai’s Movie Star Mania In the Bollywood-mad streets of Mumbai, stalking movie stars is approached with all the intensity of overthrowing governments.
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The McDonald’s Debate: Is McCulture Always a Bad Thing?
The McDonald’s Debate: Is McCulture Always a Bad Thing? Are we being selfish when we want to travel the world without seeing American fast food? Matthew Stone explores this global conundrum.
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European 2010 Capitals of Culture: 3 Worthwhile Stops on Your Europe Itinerary
European 2010 Capitals of Culture: 3 Worthwhile Stops on Your Europe Itinerary Andy Hayes takes us on a tour of the 2010 designated European Capitals of Culture - 3 cities that would be excellent additions to any trip through Europe.
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