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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).

Culture Guides Articles

12 incredible secrets Kansas City is tired of keeping

by Lisa Barry

13 facts about Atlanta that’ll surprise you

by Shannon Dell

16 facts about Denver that will surprise you

by Tim Patterson

18 commandments for dating a girl from Hawaii

by Wailana Kalama

10 Commandments of Living in Seattle

by Marissa Pedersen

26 things you’ll never hear someone from Wisconsin say

by Jennifer Billock

Dear travelers to the Hamptons: please understand these 7 things before coming here

by Joey Parr

10 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after moving to Mexico

by Martina Žoldoš

13 Latin food experiences you need to have in NYC

by Loreto Riveros

19 signs you were born and raised in Hawaii

by Wailana Kalama

11 side effects I had as an American traveling in Finland

by Nicole Wildman

10 commandments of living in Denver

by Tim Wenger

17 undeniably awesome truths about traveling in Thailand

by Lynn Spreadbury

9 things only Latinos in Dallas understand

by Victoria Pantchenko

Denver is the hottest city in the US right now. Here’s proof.

by Shannon Dell

7 signs you’re back home in Florida

by Mike Cianciulli

15 things about Kansas City that are pushing it to the next level

by Lindsay Wang

10 commandments for dating a girl from Rhode Island

by Jenna McCrory
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