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The power of a ‘cuppa’: A tea lover’s guide to London
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There’s nothing quite as British as a cup of tea, or as London as ‘taking afternoon tea’ at one of t...

Star-spangled manners: American customs made easy
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Even though we know a lot about the US from movies and TV shows, going to America can still be a cul...

Coffee in Cape Town: 5 coffee shops that call the shots
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Coffee is said to have been discovered in Ethiopia – by a goat herder. Actually, by a goat that was ...

To Chopstick or Not? Chinese Customs Made Easy
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Everything is different in China, which is exactly why it’s such an exciting place to visit. In orde...

Sushi for beginners (and a few fun facts for the pros)
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Japan‘s most popular contribution to world cuisine – sushi – is prepared with only a handful of ingr...

Do as the Germans do: A look at German customs
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In the third part of our series on how to behave abroad, we’ll travel back to the old world and give...

Nice in Nice: Know your way around French customs
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One of the top priorities when traveling abroad – right after sightseeing and eating – is to not com...

10 tracks to feel those South African vibes
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South Africa’s social mindset is heavily shaped by race, so it comes as no surprise that this also s...

US vs. UK: Bacon biscuits or sweet scones?
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We’re co-blogging this week, showcasing a bit of friendly rivalry between the US and Britain, and th...

Living La Vida Local
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What do humans fear most? The unknown. Most of us feel more comfortable at home than anywhere else. ...

5 things about a New York state of mind
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OK, let’s get this straight – there’s no such thing as a ‘real New Yorker’. New York, more than anyt...