Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Catalonia traditions & independent spirit

Catalonia traditions & independent spirit

Catalonia is an autonomous community in Spain, proud of its own identity having its own flag, language and distinct culture. Comprising of four provinces located in the northeast corner of the country, Catalonia is one of Spain’s richest regions. Many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain and desire […]

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

During an evening bike ride along a gravel path surrounded by nothing but the natural beauty of the Swiss countryside, I stumbled upon a sort of makeshift shop. My curiosity made me stop for a closer look. For sale was a random and eclectic assortment of goods including costume jewelry, neon colored hair scrunchies, clothing, […]

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high […]

Cold morning in Imilchil, Morocco

Cold morning in Imilchil, Morocco

Photo of the week: Moroccan children trying to keep warm wearing jelabas on a snowy morning in Imilchil. Typically made of wool, a jeleba protects from the sun, wind, and rain. The long, flowing hooded robe is traditionally worn by both men and women throughout the country.

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Step out of your world and join me and other globally minded individuals for an exciting evening of global experiences at the Global Lives Global Gala in San Francisco this Thursday, November 1oth! Global Lives will be celebrating 7 years of engaging, educating and inspiring audiences to rethink what it means to be a global citizen. […]

World’s Best Festivals, Parties & Culture

World’s Best Festivals, Parties & Culture

Attending local festivals while traveling is a fun way to connect with foreign cultures while learning their historical significance.  World’s Best Festivals, Parties & Culture is a great tool to help you locate these fun events while on the road. A must have for travelers who love to party  their way to learning more about the […]

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

My mom taught me not to play with fire, but she never said I could not jump over it. So when my Persian friend invited me to go fire jumping, I said…WHY NOT?! March 16th was Chaharshanbeh Souri, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated annually the Tuesday night preceding the Spring Equinox and the beginning of […]

Global Lives Project

Global Lives Project

One of the many reasons I love San Francisco is the abundance of cool and interesting events always going on somewhere in the city. I recently had the pleasure of attending an event showcasing the Global Lives Project, a collective effort of more than 150 volunteer filmmakers, artists, architects, programmers and everyday people from around […]

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