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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
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17 differences between a normal mom and a Polish mom

by Adrienne B
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13 differences between a normal mom and a French mom

by Celine Lingelser

15 facts about Spain that will surprise you

by Ana Bulnes

16 facts you didn’t know about New York

by Katie Scott Aiton

12 facts you didn’t know about Ventura, CA

by Chris O'Neal

12 facts about Los Angeles that will surprise you

by Lauren Steffen
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18 side-effects of living in Mozambique

by Cindy Kroon
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15 facts you didn’t know about Missoula, Montana

by Sharon J. Riley

20 signs you were born and raised in The Kimberley

by LIss Connell
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17 signs you learned to drink in Wisconsin

by Samantha Bilkey
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9 side effects I’ve had as a traveler living in China

by Whitney Shindelar
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Dear travelers to Mexico: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

by Rulo Luna
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Dear travelers to Thailand: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 10 things

by Johanna Read
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16 things you’ll get addicted to after living in Canada

by Alison Preece

16 travel experiences to have in Nepal before you die

by Elen Turner
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9 side effects I had as a traveler living in Namibia

by Alexandra Peard
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11 of the best cities in the US for live music

by Colin Heinrich
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Dear travellers to New Zealand. Please don’t come here until you’ve understood these 6 things

by Elen Turner
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