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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,...

The 5 Longest Place Names in the World

While researching a city, I was intrigued to discover that its official full name was on the list of the longest place names in...
NYC Times Square New Years Ball

18 Unique New Year’s Traditions

A list of 18 different New Year traditions from countries and cities around the world.
Demonym endings

What’s a Demonym?

A demonym is the adjectival word that describes the people of the place in question.
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Unique Bits of History Behind Some Popular Copenhagen Sites

Copenhagen has an interesting history, but so do many of the buildings that make up the venerable Danish capital.

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...

An Ultimate Guide to European Street Food (Infographic)

This infographic offers a taste of some popular street foods in countries across Europe, including price, ingredients, calories, and more.

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...

10 Geographical Terms Every Traveler Should Know

A list of 10 geographical terms and their definitions that are helpful to travelers.
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...