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Stages of Culture Shock

Whether this is your first time leaving your home country or your twentieth, there is a high chance that you will experience culture shock. Culture shock  is the feeling you get when you start to feel frustrated or irritated by all the strangeness of the new country and culture that surrounds you. Contrary to what is implied by the name, culture shock usually does not happen right away. Sure, you will likely be amazed, confused, or excited b...
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10 Awesome Things to See in the American South

The American south  (also known as “ Dixie ”) is made up of several states located in the continent’s southeastern quadrant. Though definitions of exactly which states fit vary, one thing is for sure: the food, culture, and environment for those looking to study or work abroad  is rich and inviting. The area is known for its unique culture, delicious cuisine, and inventive musical style. Southern ethnic heritage is rich and diverse, inc...
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Keeping Your Parents Calm While You’re On the Road

They birthed you, they raised you, and now they’ve waved goodbye as you fly off into the world. Now you’re out and about having immaculate adventures and chances are they’re at home agonizing about whether you’re eating enough, if you’re meeting nice friends, if you’ve spent all your money on beer, and of course if you’re safe. They’ve sent you emails, letters, care packages, and maybe even tried to coordinate a visit because they miss you so muc...
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8 Reasons to Travel to Colombia, South America

Despite what the U.S. government warns about Americans traveling to Colombia , it’s really a prime destination. Perhaps because these warnings prevent many travelers from going, it’s a relatively untouched paradise, where the track has yet to be beaten. Not only does it boast lush landscapes and a tropical climate, but also an ample amount of both adventure and relaxation for every traveler to enjoy.    1. The Activities     W...
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10 Awesome Things to Do in Canada’s 10 Provinces

If you’re considering studying or working abroad  in Canada , you may be unsure how to choose where to go in the second largest country in the world. Each province has its own unique draw and reasons for visiting or living there. One thing is for certain: Canada is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, full of friendly people and many activities to enjoy. The following are ten reasons to visit each of the ten provinces ...
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Why Berlin is the Perfect City for Expats

The first time I ever visited Berlin was in October of 2013. I was staying with a local friend who had plenty of room in her apartment to host me. Immediately, I was taken by how affordable everything was, how easy it was for me to survive speaking only English, and how wonderful the general vibe of the city is. It seemed to be full of expats working as digital nomads, teaching English, and studying abroad.  I decided to return and live here...
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Yes, I def love living in Berlin! Such a nice vibe here, came here from LA a couple years ago and I've never looked back! And lea... Read More
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5 Must-Dos in Bangkok, Thailand

So you’re planning a trip to Thailand , and you inevitably have to land in Bangkok . You’re considering skipping it altogether and hopping the next flight to Koh Samui or Chang Mai, but something keeps nagging and says, “Maybe you should check out Bangkok.”  That nagging feeling is right.  Though many chock it up to just another big city, Bangkok has a lot going for it. It is a metropolis that is far different from the rest of the count...
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A Practical Guide for Moving to Thailand

Thailand  is the not only the land of smiles, but of warm weather, a tropical climate, and delicious food, not to mention beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, and lush green jungles. No wonder Thailand with its affordable lifestyle attracts so many expats, many of whom are digital nomads, teachers, and students.  Are you considering a move to Thailand? The following is a practical guide to help you on your way:   Thailand at a Glance...
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Discover South Korea By Bike

Korea  has become a haven for bicyclists. As part of a major water restoration project, the South Korean government created bike paths following four of the nation’s largest rivers. Now with thousands of kilometers of riverside trails , more people are encouraged to discover the Republic of Korea by bike.     HAN AND NAKDONG RIVER BIKE PATHS: Seoul to Busan The trip from Seoul to Busan  takes about five days. Doing the trail i...
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Travel Around Guyana, South America

Guyana , South America, where the Caribbean meets Amazonia in a fascinating blending of cultures. Steeped in British and Dutch influence, a place largely unexplored invites you to experience its diverse environment through savannah, jungle, and coastal excursions.    CULTURAL TIPS AND TRAVEL ADVICE English is the official language of the Co-operate Republic of Guyana, but most locals speak with a creole twist. The majority of Guyanese a...
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Sue Neumark
Great pictures and article. You are very talented.
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Sue, Thank you so much for taking time to read this post, and for your comment! Guyana has such a strong pull. Doesn't it? I thin... Read More
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