culture

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  • ilike totrvl
    Published 4 months ago
    Travel Stellar

    Travel Stellar

  • TheOnlyStreetlamp :3
    Published 4 months ago
    5 Tips for Traveling in Italy
  • Darryl Richie
    Published 4 months ago
    Welcome to Yorubaland

    Welcome to Yorubaland

    The Yoruba are a diverse group of people who are united under a common language, religion, and cultural unity. Yorubaland (Early History: Pre-1500 to the Pre-Colonial Period: 1500-1800) was a country located in present-day southwest Nigeria, West Africa.
  • Ben W
    Published 5 months ago
    Hay Vida en Las Calles (There Is Life in the Streets)

    Hay Vida en Las Calles (There Is Life in the Streets)

    During my visit to Salento, Colombia, a beautiful town located in the foothills below the Andes Mountains, and adjacent to the famous Cocora Valley, I picked up on a slogan that I found very endearing and memorable. “Hay vida en las calles” was posted on an advertisement on one of the vendors there who was dishing out ice cream, snacks, and other goodies. “Hay vida en las calles” translates to the English language as “There is life in the streets,” and I found that to be a very positive sign, and one that gets people out of their homes and into the parks, squares, and plazas where the basis of all community life is formed. While life in the streets cannot be found everywhere, I found this prevalent attitude consistent in many towns and cities during my travels in Latin America.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 5 months ago
    The Stylish Traditional Art of Ngmayem Festival, Ghana

    The Stylish Traditional Art of Ngmayem Festival, Ghana

    So I arrived at the grounds with so many expectations. I had followed and watched highlights of the Ngmayem festival on television. I was so anxious to be a part of it. Of course, I expected a huge crowd, but thankfully, the crowd control barrier was there to calm things down. A melodious sound interspersed with songspiel welcomed me to the grounds of the Ngmayem festival.
  • Oneg K
    Published 5 months ago
    The Modern Inuk

    The Modern Inuk

    Ever wanted to be a Super Saiyan? Well, Inuaraq does! An Inuk teen is ready to harness the power of Dragon Ball Z and Inuit skill, and soar through the Arctic. Or in other words, tradition meeting technology.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 6 months ago
    Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy While Eating Abroad

    Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy While Eating Abroad

    Going to a different country is a dream that most people have, but only some people actually accomplish. Whether you want to go to Paris, the city of lights, or India there will be some drastic differences between the city you visit, and what you are used to. There are going to be differences such as hygiene practices, food eaten, and even how driving is set up.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 6 months ago
    Finland Tops All!

    Finland Tops All!

    A person with all ambitions will never want to live in a state of frustration, pressure, and difficulties. Everyone hopes for a very comfortable life without obstacles. Many people travel to other countries not because of their name, but what that country offers. This may be the general satisfaction of citizens, per capita GDP, security, beauty of the region, hospitality and, above all, the general management of its officials. All these reasons are limited to tourism. I've had many people tell me how safe and happy they are in their country. Apparently, they will not go to another country for, say, citizenship purposes.
  • Kevin
    Published 6 months ago
    Things You Didn't Know: German Edition

    Things You Didn't Know: German Edition

    Some Facts About Germany Which You Probably Never Knew:
  • James Michael Smith
    Published 7 months ago
    The Ideal Eating Experience in Hanoi

    The Ideal Eating Experience in Hanoi

    Hanoi has the most singular method to get dinner. It starts by stepping out of the hostel, an impossibly narrow Paris-style terrace, into a cacophony of smog and scooter horns. With a thick humidity hitting my face, I look up and delight. The inconsistent culture-mashing architecture, borderline anarchic roads, stalls set up on any spare street space; this city does what it wants.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 7 months ago
    Body Tattoos Versus Indian Beliefs

    Body Tattoos Versus Indian Beliefs

    Body Tattoos Versus Indian Beliefs
  • Shraddha Gautam
    Published 8 months ago
    The Feet That Never Touched The Ground

    The Feet That Never Touched The Ground

    Nepal, a small mountainous country surrounded by two large countries is rich in culture. Nepal is surrounded by India in the east, south, and the west, and by China on the north. Nepal is the common garden of people of four castes and 36 sub-castes. The country has its own unique identity, and cultures along with the mixed flavor of Indian and Tibetan cultures. Have you ever seen those breathtaking mountain ranges? Nepal is the home to fourteen peaks higher than 22,970 feet including Mount Everest, which is the world’s highest mountain (Jae, eight best mountains in Nepal). Nepal, a country that is almost sixty-seven times smaller than the United States is rich in cultures, social diversity, and natural beauties (Horniman, Cultures of Nepal). Among all those cultures, Nepal has one of the unique cultures of worshipping young girls as “Kumari,” which means “Virgin goddess.” The Newars pride themselves on being the custodians of culture in the valley, and one of the age-long cornerstones of their culture is worshipping young girls as a goddess. Are there any criteria that can specify some girls as goddesses, and not others? What happens to the girl if she is chosen to be the Kumari, or living goddess, a role that will bring people to their knees before her?