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Culture Guides

Though the cause for uniting the whole of humanity under a single peaceful banner is noble and good, it is the drastic differences between us that continues to make life, especially travel, so very worthwhile. Whether it’s as stark as arriving in a country that doesn’t speak your language or as subtle as noticing differences in transportation, experiencing the world’s cultural varieties teaches us things books can’t hold–not only about the subject at hand, but ourselves as well.

While your expectations are always going to be wrong in some way, it’s never a bad idea to get a glimpse of where you’re going. Whether it’s to check out the Sami in northern Sweden, take a bath in Damascus, or hike the Great Wall, Matadorians have been there. Check out the content below, and let us know what you discover after you return (or decide to stay).

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24 things everyone from Michigan has to explain to out-of-towners

by Cathy Brown
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20 things Wisconsinites always have to explain to out-of-towners

by Holly Robertson
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10 signs you were born and raised as a military brat

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

15 differences between a normal friend and a boat friend

by Shelby Huff
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15 signs you’ve been away from Texas too long

by Alisa Kennedy
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7 Reasons why we should all be moving to Romania right now

by Sorcha Sills
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9 signs you were born and raised in Austria

by Nikola Falk
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20 signs you were born and raised in Lithuania

by Milda Ratkelyte
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20 reasons Ohio is the most underrated state in the US

by Matt Hershberger
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12 things everyone from New Mexico has to explain to out-of-towners

by Jim O'Donnell
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23 Signs you were born and raised in Mexico

by Rulo Luna
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10 ways to totally humiliate yourself in Spain

by Elyssa Garrett
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11 signs you were born and raised in Bulgaria

by Anna Pelova
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11 side effects of living in Luxembourg

by Paula Veselovschi
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9 things you get addicted to after living in Alaska

by Lindsey Parkinson
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16 signs you were born and raised in New Mexico

by Emma Gibson
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17 things Californians always have to explain to out-of-towners

by Hannah Smith
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11 signs you’ve been away from New Mexico too long

by Emma Gibson
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