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A close up shot of a loaf of traditional german bread. A man holds the loaf with one hand and uses a large knife to cut the loaf in half with the other hand.

Bread: A Cornerstone of the German Diet and Culture

Germany may be well-known for its many types of sausages, but bread is also an important part of the country’s cuisine and culture.
Two cocktail glasses filled with ice, cachaca, and limes sit on a wooden counter with three more slices of lime

A Mini-Guide to Cachaça: Brazil’s Favorite Spirit

Best known as the main ingredient in Brazil’s national cocktail—the caipirinha—cachaça is to Brazil what tequila is to Mexico.
Injera bread laid flat becomes a beyaynetu platter with colorful Ethiopian dishes in yellows, oranges, and green

The Flavors of Ethiopian Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine

Ethiopian cuisine is known for its distinct and well-seasoned flavor. Some may assume meal options are limited to meat-based dishes, but locals incorporate the diverse plant life of Ethiopia in a…
Three fishing boats are in teal water next to a colorful town with palm trees and a blue sky

10 Things You May Not Know About Senegal

With a population of around 16 million, Senegal is the westernmost country on the African continent.
A woman in a colorful patterned top and straw hat sits at a restaurant in front of the colosseum, reading a menu and waiving to someone out of frame. There are two shopping bags in the chair across from her and a bike with flowers next to the table.

Italian Phrases to Improve Your Cross-Cultural Communication

Approximately 67 million people speak Italian worldwide.
A group of Lily pads float in a pond of the grounds of Morocco's Jardin Majorelle while the pond reflects palm trees overhead

Morocco’s Iconic Jardin Majorelle

Morocco is known for its beautiful Hispano-Moorish and Islamic architecture: horseshoe arches, large domes, and ornate geometric patterns. But one of the country’s most visited landmarks, the Jardin…
A close up photo of Buddha statue at a Buddhist temple in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Religions and Traditional Belief Systems

Comprised of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation. The country’s unique geography lends itself to a diverse array of religions practiced among its citizens.
A close up picture of freshly made golden ravioli covered in flour

The History of Italian Ravioli

The word ravioli comes from the Italian verb “riavvolgere,” which means “to wrap.” The dumpling is made by “wrapping” fillings like ricotta, meat, cheese, and vegetables in two thin layers of egg…
A Bedouin man in traditional clothing pours a cup of coffee in front of a fire

Unique Customs to Learn if You’re Moving to Jordan

Every country has its own unique set of customs, and Jordan is no exception.

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