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If You Really Want to Get to Know a Destination

Traveling with a guide The importance of traveling with a guide
The travel industry as a whole is always marketing "cultural" experiences but what does that really mean? Typically, and sadly enough, that usually means just visiting a cultural spot with no opportunity to connect in a meaningful way and with just a short glimpse into the lives of a handful of people.  If you really want t...
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Gathering Around The Table - Food & Culture in Egypt

Egypt-food-culture Gathering around the table in Egypt
One thing almost every destination in the world shares is an association of food and place. A sudden whiff of epazote or cumin instantly transports me to Mexico and all the memories that go with it. The food of a given country often tells something of the country's history, from ancient trade routes to colonization give and take.  The foo...
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Dinner with Dina - An Egyptian Meal Fit for the Pharaohs

Egyptian cuisine at it's finest.
We're all searching for authentic cultural experiences when we travel but there's one particular type of experience that stands out amongst the rest and when you find it you've found the holy grail of travel. Food!  And I'm not talking about a good restaurant, I'm talking a real home-cooked meal made from scratch, with recipes passed down...
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Happy Diwali! What You Should Know About India's Festival of Light

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For the next several days India will be alight with candles and fireworks, people giving gifts, and celebrating with family and friends.  I t is the return  of the festival of  Diwali or Deepwali, t he biggest and brightest of all Hindu festivals celebrated in India . It's the festival of lights ( deep = light and avali = a row ...
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Why Travel to Cambodia?

Ruins and lake
Cambodia is a striking country worth visiting as much for its people as for its culture. Many people run through this country too fast, ticking Angkor Wat off their list and moving on. But Cambodia is home to so much more in vibrant cities rich with history both ancient and modern, pristine white sand beaches, and passionate welcomin...
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