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They’re known as “haenyeo” (“sea women”) of Jeju Island, South Korea, and for centuries, they’ve made their living as divers. Farmland is scarce, due to the island’s volcanic nature, and haenyeo harvest food from the sea.
Rules of social etiquette are different in every country: do you smile, shake hands, show up early, refuse or accept offers of drinks, eat with your hands or with silverware? It can be hard to keep track of it all.
When it opens later this year, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be the largest archeological museum in the world. Built on a slope on the Giza Plateau just outside of central Cairo, the museum’s glass facades will offer a breathtaking view of…
In Japan, sweet treats are practically a way of life. You might know about the unique flavors of Kit Kat bars, or the chocolate-coated biscuit sticks called Pocky. Another well-known Japanese dessert is mochi, a sweet rice cake made of glutinous…
For 15 days each year, people in China, and many other parts of the world, mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the Chinese New Year. Also known as the Lunar New Year, the festival begins with the new moon and lasts until the next…
If you travel to Eastern Europe, you might notice the prevalence of one beverage in particular. The region is known unofficially as the “Vodka Belt,” and the spirit is a large part of the culture in many Baltic countries.
India has a vibrant and diverse culture, and its sports heritage is no different. A variety of indigenous and unusual sports are played throughout the country, reflecting India’s many cultural traditions.
Across West Africa, hundreds if not thousands of different languages are spoken. Nigeria alone is home to over 250. Senegal is home to over 30 languages, with Wolof as the most widely spoken. Other languages include Mandinka, Pulaar, and Serer, as…
Listening to music from other countries is a fun and effective way to learn a language, improve your language skills, and gain a better understanding of a culture.