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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, Quayside

A Brief History of the UK’s Friendliest City, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, often dubbed "the United Kingdom's friendliest city," has a rich and colorful history that's just begging to be discovered.

The Global Guide To Hand Gestures (Infographic)

Infographic depicting the kinds of hand gestures that you might want to refrain from using when traveling abroad.
Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices Monument Moscow

Weekly Photo: Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices Monument, Moscow, Russia

The Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices Monument, located in Moscow, Russia, is dedicated to bringing awareness to the "sins" of adults.
Smorgasbord Julbord Sweden

Julbord – The Traditional Swedish “Christmas Table” Meal

A traditional Christmas in Sweden is not complete without the traditional julbord, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in the Scandinavian country.
Allemansratten Swedish Camping

Concepts to Understand Sweden and Its Culture

Important concepts to understand Swedish culture, such as fika, allemansrätten, smorgasbord, ordning och reda, and lagom.
New Yorker Flipping the Bird

New Yorkers – Rude? A Look at Speech Patterns in NYC

I just finished reading an interesting article on a completely different aspect on the differences in communication in English among the various regions in...

Stepping on the Bull’s Balls in Milan

For anyone that's ever made it to Milan, you've no doubt spent at least a bit of time within the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,...
French embassy in Vienna

Embassy vs. Consulate vs. Mission: What’s the Difference?

This article goes on to explain the differences and various functions of diplomatic missions such as embassies and consulates.

5 Iconic Movie Locations to Visit in the USA

America, home of the blockbuster, movie stars, Hollywood and more films than you can shake a stick at! While many of us have viewed...

Essential Map of Europe: How to Say “Beer” Around Europe

What's more important than knowing how to say the word for beer in the language of the country you're visiting? Check out this cool graphic...