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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Culture Guides Articles

13 ways you know you’ve become culturally Argentine

by Daniel Tunnard

Why we Israelis travel in packs

by Jessica Stone

How to piss off someone from Staten Island

by Richard Simon

10 signs your boyfriend is Japanese

by Marion Chamaret

8 ways to learn who Chileans really are

by Elyssa Garrett

13 signs you were born and raised in Finland

by Veikka Lahtinen

10 signs your boyfriend is Argentine

by Daniel Tunnard

20 fascinating things you didn’t know about Utah

by Carlo Alcos

How to piss off a Bavarian

by Barbara Litzfellner

12 signs your husband is Mexican

by Alice Latham

30 signs you grew up in Brooklyn

by Alexandra E. Petri

17 rites of passage for Coloradans

by Rory Moulton

7 things French people learn when they move to England

by Amaia

10 idioms only Italians understand

by Marco Chiusaroli

11 rites of passage every Asian-American goes through

by LiAnne Yu

7 most ridiculous things Canadians apologize for

by Candice Walsh

15 dead giveaways you’re from New Zealand

by Sarah Goldsworthy

5 differences between going to college in the US vs the UK

by Matt Hershberger
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