Browsing: Culture

Keeping a garden has so many mental, personal, and health benefits it’s a shock to us that more people aren’t doing it. We love top ten lists whether they are about Viking funerals or freshwater fish. Today, we thought it would be interesting to go over food and how growing your own food will benefit you…

Walking in Tenerife is definitely worth a try even if you are not hiking-savvy. From your base at the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel el Mirador you can explore the island away by foot. Many people have thought about climbing Mount Teide, and you’d be no different for having the same aspirations, but the island has lots of fascinating landscaping…

Did you know there are only 19 true democracies on the planet? According to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s (EIU)  yearly ranking, fewer than 10 percent of all the countries in the world are “full democracies.” That means you’re statistically likely to be reading this from a place which didn’t make the hallowed top 20. Bummer.…

Imagine the world is a high school. You’ve got the big, jock countries like Australia, South Africa, and the USA. You’ve got the self-consciously old-fashioned intellectuals like Britain and France, and then you’ve got the cool kids everyone wants to hang out with (yeah, Italy, we’re looking at you). But what about the brainboxes? Who…

Located in Eastern Europe and part of the former Iron Curtain, Romania does not draw in many tourists compared to many other nations within the European Union. Nevertheless, in recent years their numbers has been steadily rising to an annual total of 9.3 million international tourists. Given its geography and geopolitical past, the country has…

Jinn are basically the bogeymen of the Muslim world, haunting the Middle East, Asia, and parts of Africa today just as they have done for centuries. The term actually derives from an Arabic root meaning “to conceal,” since these are beings that for the most part are said to elude human perception. It may also…

Japan is made up of 6,852 islands in the Pacific Ocean, with 43 distinct prefectures. There is so much to see and do in Japan, you probably can’t get it all done in one visit. If you’re planning a trip to the “land of the rising sun,” be sure to consider visiting these top ten…

Japan has a long and legendary history, filled with ancient, mysterious, and often dark folklore. We’ve looked through old spells, witchcraft, and unknown elements of dark Japanese magic, and in this list will touch on some lesser known legends that are circulating about Japan. Many people are familiar with much of Japan’s mystical history, but these…

The recruitment tactics that cults use to lure in unsuspecting victims are incredibly manipulative. The vast majority of cult recruits are normal people who were tricked into joining a group based on false promises. A cult isn’t necessarily a religion, either. It can also be a business or political group. The common thread among all…

Let’s start with a quick game. Hands up everyone who’s been to the Czech Republic! OK, great. Now… keep your hands up if you went to literally anywhere other than Prague. Wow. That’s a lotta hands that just dropped down. Yep, Czech Republic (officially called Czechia, but known as Cesko at home and Czech Republic…

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