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Must Know Japanese Slang Phrases

The wide array of subcultures in Japan helped create an ever-evolving slang you might hear while visiting the country. However, because Japanese culture centers around politeness, it's important to…
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Brazil’s Sacred and Flavorful Red Dendê Oil

In Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, dendê oil is considered sacred. Not only is it an integral part of the region’s Afro-Brazilian cuisine, but it’s also used for religious purposes.
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Italy's Eco-friendly, Vegan Pasta Straws

In 2019 when the European Union voted to phase out single-use plastics, member nations turned to alternative options for straws. Around the world, metal, paper, or bamboo straws replaced the plastic…
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India's Famous Pushkar Camel Fair

Picture hundreds of camels dressed up, paraded, and entered in a beauty contest. Imagine camels participating in a dance competition and racing one another. And all of this against the backdrop of…
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Ten Fascinating Facts About Egypt

Ancient Egyptian women had a wide array of rights. Although not seen as social equals to men, women in ancient Egypt could buy and sell land, serve on juries, and enter into legal contracts.
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The Dwarves of Wrocław, Poland

It’s been called the “Venice of Poland,” but Wrocław is also the city of dwarves.  You’ll find hundreds of them — some hidden, some in plain sight — while walking through the medieval city.
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Morocco's Marathon des Sables

Totaling more than 156 miles, Morocco’s Marathon des Sables is often called “the toughest footrace on earth.” The ultramarathon takes place over seven days under the harsh conditions of the Sahara…
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The Warm Sound of Ice Music

Musical instruments have been made with dried animal intestines, stalactites, and even vegetables.
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Celebrating Love in South Korea

Like in the United States, South Koreans celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. But one romance-centric holiday wasn’t enough. South Koreans, especially the younger generations, mark the 14th of…

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