Browsing: Culture

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…

Got some extra cash but don’t know where to spend it? Then you should definitely visit Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun offers more bang for your buck than any other country on the planet. Whether you’re looking for something unique to eat or want a crazy way to spend the day, if you’ve…

Fake news has become something of a hot topic in recent months. So much so that Collins dictionary even announced “fake news” as their word of the year for 2017. The Western democracies can at least boast a comparatively good record when it comes to freedom of the press. Journalists can expect to do their job…

The most populous nation on Earth, the world’s second largest country in terms of land area, and a land of incredible cultural, historical and archeological riches, China is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. With diverse geography and the legacies of historic civilization coupled with modern innovation, China’s must-see sites should be on any…

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