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Do They Really Take Siestas In Spain?

Do They Really Take Siestas In Spain?

Contrary to the popular stereotype, Spaniards actually work some of the longest hours in Europe. Here’s why the siesta isn’t exactly what you think.
Read The World: 10 Books About Oslo

Read The World: 10 Books About Oslo

There’s more to Oslo than Scandinavian noir (though, yes, there’s plenty of that).
Read The World: 10 Books About Amsterdam

Read The World: 10 Books About Amsterdam

Tour the streets and canals of Amsterdam without leaving your home.
Why Do Some People Speak A Venetian Dialect In Brazil?

Why Do Some People Speak A Venetian Dialect In Brazil?

Or rather, a Brazilian variant of the Venetian dialect.
5 Reasons Why You Need To Speak The Local Language To Live Abroad

5 Reasons Why You Need To Speak The Local Language To Live Abroad

When I first moved to another country, I didn’t realize how badly I needed the local language in order to succeed in my new life.
19 Very Specific Food Rules From Around The World

19 Very Specific Food Rules From Around The World

You don’t eat New York pizza with a fork and a knife. You just don’t.
Read The World: 10 Books About Madrid

Read The World: 10 Books About Madrid

Dive into one of the literary capitals of the world.
10 Famous Author Pseudonyms And Why They Were Chosen

10 Famous Author Pseudonyms And Why They Were Chosen

From George Orwell to Elena Ferrante, 10 stories of invented names.
What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

Celebrating revolution with fireworks, parades and parties? You might think you’re in the United States if you’re not paying attention…
How Fascism Changed The Italian Language

How Fascism Changed The Italian Language

By removing borrowed words and imposing a so-called “Italianization,” the Fascist regime manipulated the use of the Italian language.
A Cultural History Of The Avocado

A Cultural History Of The Avocado

Delicious as it might be on toast, the avocado has also taken on a massive share of cultural significance since its days as a humble prehistoric fruit.
Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Cool off this summer with a delicious dessert from another country. Here’s your guide to ice cream around the world.
Read The World: 10 Books About Stockholm

Read The World: 10 Books About Stockholm

Swedish literature is a lot more than just Scandinavian noir (though, admittedly, there is a lot of that).
Is French Still The Language Of Molière?

Is French Still The Language Of Molière?

400 years after the greatest French playwright was born, the name Molière is associated with the French language more than ever.