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How To Talk About Politics When You’re Traveling

How To Talk About Politics When You’re Traveling

Maybe the better question is: should you even talk about politics when you’re in another country?
How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

If you’ve ever fumbled through an awkward greeting, here’s the international guide to cheek kissing etiquette you never had.
16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

From having things thrown at you to eating really long noodles, these birthday traditions around the world may take Americans by surprise.
Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

To burp or not to burp, that is the question. (Sorry, Shakespeare.)
The 6 Best Language And Culture Shock Stories From The Moth

The 6 Best Language And Culture Shock Stories From The Moth

Everyone has one or two culture shock stories. Some people tell them so well, they’ve been anthologized in The Moth’s archives.
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.
The History Of Chocolate: The Bittersweet Tale Of A Global Treat

The History Of Chocolate: The Bittersweet Tale Of A Global Treat

From ancient Latin America to Europe to the world, here’s a taste of the rich history of chocolate and where it stands today.
8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July

Odds are pretty good you’ll be eating a hot dog on the 4th. And we say that due to a statistical grounding in 4th of July facts.
Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

In this installment of Culture City, we visited an international hotspot for Nordic culture and got our Scandinavian fix, no passport needed.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Indonesian?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Indonesian?

Even if you speak the language, you might not know the answers to these questions about Indonesian.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Every country is obsessed with itself at least a little, and the United States is no exception.
6 Must-Try Spa Treatments From Around The World

6 Must-Try Spa Treatments From Around The World

From bathing in noodles to getting smacked with branches, these unusual spa experiences may leave you surprisingly relaxed.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.