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Touristing in Toledo and Segovia, Spain

SPAIN | Wed, 21 Sep 2016 | By kurenai | Views [22]

Spain has been a fascinating city to explore – which is good because my flight to Madrid from the US was so late that I missed my separately ticketed flight to London, much to my dismay and my wallet! This led me to have more days in and around ... Read more >

Tags: culture, madrid, segovia, spain, toledo

Less than one month from departure

VIETNAM | Sun, 21 Aug 2016 | By lazimmerman | Views [40]

I have less than 1 month to go before traveling to Vietnam to help with a Food Outreach Program through IVHQ and local organization Green Lion in Ho Chi Minh City. It still sounds crazy when I say it out loud or put it in writing but I think I want ... Read more >

Tags: culture, exploring, travel

Cyprus

CYPRUS | Fri, 15 Apr 2016 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [254] | Comments [1]

If there is a land that I have been exposed to most without ever having visited it must be the tormented paradise of Cyprus. Tamara is one quarter Cypriot and her Yaya (Greek for grandmother) is a passionate full blooded Cypriot. In addition my cousin-... Read more >

Tags: culture, cyprus, genealogy, generosity

This Seems Like It Should Explain Something

JAPAN | Fri, 11 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [122]

On Wednesday, I was exposed to several small but very odd things about Japanese culture. First of all, we were practicing new kanji. One of those kanji was the character for rice, which, for whatever reason, is also the character for America. So ... Read more >

Tags: beer, chocolate, coffee, commercialism, culture, wedding

Britishisms

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 11 Feb 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [180]

England does not feel very strange to me, maybe because I've been there a few times before, or because of our shared cultural roots, or because of our common language. In cultures that feel different, and especially when you do not speak the language, ... Read more >

Tags: american, british, culture, english, sabbatical, travel

Varanasi

INDIA | Sat, 26 Dec 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [53]

   Our boat was surrounded by others just like it: rickety, in a word, with peeling paint and shoddily assembled wooden planks. I could feel my whiteness in the empty space between us and our boatman, where the other boats were packed to the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, delhi belly, developing world, india, puja, river ganges, varanasi

Delhi

INDIA | Mon, 21 Dec 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [58]

The chaos of the developing world, all of its stark contrast, reigns here. A child's grimy hand tugs my skirt. I hear the tap-tap-tap of a woman's fingernail on the taxi window, and turn to see her kissing gathered fingers to her mouth in a begging gesture, ... Read more >

Tags: chaos, culture, delhi, developing world, india, india

Beyond the "Wild Beauty"

MONTENEGRO | Sun, 8 Nov 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [115]

It felt unbalanced to post about Montenegro's glorious natural spaces without mentioning my experience with the cuisine, people and history, as these factors shape a place as much as geography, if not more. It's worth mentioning the powerful factor ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, culture, food, history, montenegro, people

Lose your mind at le Ballet d'Or

FRANCE | Thu, 8 Oct 2015 | By kakimono | Views [140]

On Thursday, I had a ticket to Opera Garnier for the dance spectacle Boris Chamatz. It was one of the cultural activities for the program, and I hadn't really paid any more attention to it than that. Which, I realised at about the point I was standing ... Read more >

Tags: ballet, culture, dance, opera garnier

Profesor Kolok (With english Subtitle)

INDONESIA | Thu, 24 Sep 2015 | By agungyudha | Views [305] | Video

Profesor Kolok Synopsis Kolok community is a deaf mute people who live in the village Bengkala, District Kubutambahan, Buleleng, Bali. In daily life, people Kolok coexist with normal people in the village. Daily, Kolok community life of menial ... Read more >

Tags: bali, buleleng, culture, deaf mute, tradition, village, world nomads scholarship

Pekak Kukuruyuk (Grandfather of Cock a doodle doo)

INDONESIA | Thu, 17 Sep 2015 | By agungyudha | Views [297] | Video

Made taro is a person who dedicated his life to preserving the traditional games , traditional songs and traditional stories (folklore) for childrens in Bali from 30 years ago . He wants that the childrens can run their lives without being forced to ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 film scholarship to colombia, bali, culture, folklore, games, song, story, tradition

Volume I: Children, Food, + Work

HAITI | Thu, 30 Jul 2015 | By travelingturney | Views [107]

This is a compilation of four short ethnographic documentaries about different aspects within Haitian culture. Filmed in Les Cayes, Haiti (2013). 

Tags: business, coconut, culture, documentary, ethnography, filmmaking, haiti, kids, mother, youth

Counterfeit Foods are Choking China's Food Culture

CHINA | Thu, 19 Mar 2015 | By moresbbb | Views [818] | Comments [3]

A distinct chemical burn appears in my throat, I start to choke on my sushi roll. I look down at my bowl of soy sauce where a sheen of chemical slick has developed on the liquid surface. What the hell is this stuff? I ask as I examine the fresh tube ... Read more >

Tags: china, counterfeit, cuisine, culture, food, kunming

Mexico - Day 2 - Learning to celebrate

MEXICO | Wed, 4 Mar 2015 | By rheamihir | Views [260]

We woke up on our second day in Mexico, prepped and ready to begin filming. On the agenda for that day – Herbolaria Beto Ramon. Beto Ramon was a man much revered in the state of San Luis Potosi. A traditional healer by practice, Ramon was known ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dance, day of the dead, festival, food, india, mexico, road trip, travel, xantolo

Things That Were, Things That Are, and Things That Will Be.

PERU | Thu, 29 Jan 2015 | By kat617 | Views [298] | Comments [5]

When I began to write this entry, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Then I wasn’t sure where to finish. I just kept writing everything that came to mind, and I wrote for hours. By the time I ran out of things to say I was so tired that I couldn’... Read more >

Tags: archaeological, archaeology, arrival, culture, homestay, mistakes, program, sickness, sunburn, tefl

Wae Rebo : In Harmony of Nature and Culture

INDONESIA | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By sidiqpambudi | Views [318]

Located in the middle of the mountains, Wae Rebo village, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia seems like difficult to reach. The access is only about 7 km long of footpath connecting with the nearest village making this village unique, also the uniqueness ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship, culture, my scholarship entry, nature, village

The Bull Fight . Fight for Victory

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By philomena | Views [151]

This is the Bull fight which happens in Fujairah an emirate of the United Arab Emirates. This happens every Friday afternoon and it real entertainment for the local folks and for everyone to watch a traditional sport. This is a fight for around 3 minutes ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, culture, local sport, traditional

Photos: The Bull Fight

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By philomena | Photo Gallery

The Bull fight .. Fighting for Victory
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Tags: arabic, bulls, culture, uae

How Burning Man Prepared Me For Island Life

INDONESIA | Tue, 18 Nov 2014 | By swanoftravel | Views [265]

It’s been a week since I left the comforts of New York City for a new role as backpacker, owning everything I have in a 45 linear inch sack. Truth be told, the lack of clutter in my life is liberating. With the lack of trying to carry everything ... Read more >

Tags: bali, burning man, culture, gili, indonesia, island, life, trawangan, water

Supply Teaching 101

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [1542] | Comments [1]

At long last and far over due, I am writing a post about my recent experiences supply teaching in London. I have been lucky enough to spend time at a variety of lovely primary (aka elementary) schools in North London. Supply teaching in the UK is very ... Read more >

Tags: culture, learning, london, supply teaching, teacher


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