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  • An Introduction to Korean Cuisine

    Korean cuisine is taking over. In a string of recent commercials, TGIF restaurants have been promoting their new Korean pork tacos, while Korean-inspired Mexican burritos are popping up on the West Coast, as kimchi-infused desserts are taking the Big Apple by storm. However innovative these creations are, nothing compares to original, authentic Korean food.

  • Political Awareness in Spain

    Political Awareness in Spain

    When traveling in Spain, you will surely notice a much greater sense of political awareness and involvement among the people, particularly in Madrid, Barcelona, and the Basque Region in the north.

  • The Best Korean Phrases to Know

    The Best Korean Phrases to Know

    One of the best parts of traveling to South Korea for school, business, or pleasure is that you are not required to speak Korean. In fact, it is quite easy to get by in South Korea with a limited vocabulary.

  • Kicking Off Summer with the Fête de la Musique

    Nothing is more sacred than long vacations in France. To kick off the summer season, the French pull out all the stops on June 21, when the annual Fête de la Musique takes place in celebration of the summer solstice.

  • Bar Culture in Spain

    Bar Culture in Spain

    Drinking is socially acceptable and even encouraged in Spain, although “drinking” does not bear all the same implications as it does in American society.

  • A Guide for Transportation in Seoul

    A Guide for Transportation in Seoul

    Seoul is the capital of South Korea and home to more than 10 million people spread across 25 different districts. To say Seoul is a big city is an understatement. That’s why you need to learn how to use Seoul’s extensive transportation system to your advantage.

  • Top 5 Italian Grocery Store Treats

    Top 5 Italian Grocery Store Treats

    It’s hard not to be a lover of Italian food. The pizza, the pasta, the gelato—all of it is wonderful! Of course, these are all treats that are well known, and loved, by many. But some of the best Italian treats may be things you’ve never heard of before, ones you might find on the…

  • Russian Manners with Winnie the Pooh

    If there’s one place you can make a cultural faux pas, it’s definitely at the dinner table. Today we’ll go over some of the crucial missteps to avoid at the Russian dinner table, with the help of none other but Winnie the Pooh! Just forget about that soft-spoken friendly yellow bear you may recognize from…

  • The Meaning Behind “Alouette” and “Frère Jacques”

    Music plays a critical role in both culture and childhood, and the great thing about it is that it can transcend cultural boundaries. On the downside, lyrics might get lost in translation, like in the popular French children songs “Alouette” and “Frère Jacques.”

  • Top 4 Spanish Getaway Destinations

    Top 4 Spanish Getaway Destinations

    Mention of Spain conjures up images of bullfights, flamenco dancing, and sangria on hot, sandy beaches. These descriptions may hold true if you are headed to Andalusia in southern Spain, but the rest of the country’s regions have a vast variety of cultures, food, drink, and even language– particularly when it comes to these top…

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