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

12 signs you were born and raised in Buenos Aires

by Martín Alejandro Islas

You know you’re in Thailand when…

by Colin Heinrich

24 hours in the Welsh countryside

by Emily Stewart

16 signs you were born and raised in Venezuela

by Karen Moreno

11 signs you were raised by a Mexican mom

by Rulo Luna

11 signs you’re still a tourist in Amsterdam

by Brianna Bemel

8 reasons Indians are the coolest people you’ll meet on your travels

by Bhavna Bura

9 first impressions of Cleveland

by Vanessa Van Doren

10 things I miss terribly about Galicia, Spain

by Samantha Bilkey

You know you’ve been in Rio a while when…

by Lucy Bryson

11 things I’ll miss when I leave Salvador, Brazil

by Helen Barlow

29 signs you were born and raised in Southern California

by Melissa Adams

11 reasons Oakland is one of America’s premier sports cities

by Colin Heinrich

9 reactions you’ll have on your first visit to Buenos Aires

by Joe Batruny

14 signs you were born and raised in the Texas Panhandle

by Laurie Moy

9 things people do when they vacation on the Jersey Shore

by Katka Lapelosa

8 signs you were born and raised in the Philippines

by Rina Diane

4 awkward things Americans say to Brits

by Matt Hershberger
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