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33 things you need to know before travelling to Colombia

1 Colombia is a tropical country with a huge variance in altitude. The climate is hot along the coast, eastern plains, and Amazon; cold in the highlands with periodic droughts; and eternal spring in the coffee growing region. 838 more words

Colombia

Jacques Takes a Bath

Taking a bath was considered a dangerous undertaking in the not so distant past. It was generally believed that, subjected to a prolonged contact with water, body organs would liquefy and therefore a proper rest was needed to restore them to their normal consistency. 915 more words

19th Century France

Jacques Takes a Bath

Taking a bath was considered a dangerous undertaking in the not so distant past. It was generally believed that, subjected to a prolonged contact with water, body organs would liquefy and therefore a proper rest was needed to restore them to their normal consistency. 915 more words

19th Century France

A city of Contrast

Welcome, Stranger
Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?
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The Daily Post

When in Rincón...

    “When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done”                –Robert Burton,The Anatomy of Melancholy

Recently, I was back in my hometown and had the opportunity to visit some very close friends of the family, whom I hadn’t seen for years. 445 more words

Battling Culture Shock

Culture Shock
What is culture shock? Everybody who has ever lived abroad has heard about it and probably experienced it in some form. The online Oxford Dictionary defines culture shock as  941 more words

Atlantis Project

Bali Business Practices

Life in Bali is definitely a culture shock. On one hand, there are so many luxurious hotels and villas where foreign tourists (a majority of whom are Australian) frolic in exclusivity. 302 more words

Culture