Tag: culture

Culture

Getting to know the culture and history of a new country can be a life-changing experience. With Polynesian roots, many of the traditions in the Cook Islands involve dancing, singing,….

Little Havana

Not far from downtown Miami, Little Havana is a prime example of how Cuban culture has left its mark on the city. Many believe that this Cuban influence is thanks….

Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans are well known for their warm hospitality, often recognized as very friendly and expressive even to strangers. Greetings are often cordial and sincere. When people are first introduced,….

Sri Lanka’s name

Sri Lanka had five names before it became what it is today. The very first name was Lanka, a word that simply translated into the word “island” in Old Sinhalese…..

Japanese Language

For centuries the Japanese language existed solely as an oral language that was never written down. While the characters are similar to that of the Chinese language, the language itself….

Kimono

Perhaps the most recognizable Japanese article of clothing, the kimono, has an ancient history dating over one thousand years old, beginning at the start of the Heian Period in 794…..

Ramen

Whatever brings you to Japan, enjoying a piping hot bowl of ramen should be high on your to-do list. This delicious brothy noodle dish is a staple in Japanese culture…..

Geishas

The tradition of the geishas in Japan began in the early 18th century and is still carried on today. The original performers were men who would entertain clients through musical….

Meke in Fiji

The indigenous Fijian culture is delightfully unique and welcoming. Join the locals in a popular performance called a meke, a traditional dance in Fiji that preserves the legends and tales….

Culture of the Maldives

Steeped in rich culture and tradition, the Maldives culture is heavily shaped by Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Arab, Persian, Indonesian, and even African influences. Maldivians are incredibly warm, welcoming, and….