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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.
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...

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...
Train Amsterdam

Why is Flying Often Cheaper than Taking a Train in Europe?

It took awhile for me to wrap my head around the fact that plane travel within Europe is often the cheaper option for getting...
Demonym endings

What’s a Demonym?

A demonym is the adjectival word that describes the people of the place in question.

Foods of Jamaica

Growing up in New York City, I've long been familiar with the foods that Jamaicans eat and prepare, but on my recent trip to...

99 Rude and Obscene Place Names Around the World (In English)

This is what happens when I run out of ideas of things to write about - 5th grade Christian comes out. Here are 99...