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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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Your Guide to Eating Etiquette Abroad (Infographic)

For the tourist abroad, tackling the local delicacies is often a minefield of manners. So before you order, brush up on the native dining customs.

What the Hell is a Voivodeship?

As I was researching Poland about a month ago, after completing my first travel there, to Warsaw, I came across the word voivodeship. At...

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...

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.

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...
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...

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...
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A Brief History of London, England

A condensed history of London, the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.