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Lizzie Davey – Google+ - The Power of Travel I haven't participated in TTOT (Travel…

Lizzie Davey – Google+ - The Power of Travel I haven't participated in TTOT (Travel… | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
The Power of Travel

I haven't participated in TTOT (Travel Talk on Twitter) for a couple of weeks, but I had the chance to join in on Tuesday where the…
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I'm micro-blogging over on Google+ this week. Today's topic dicusses the power of travel and how we can leave a positive impact on the places we visit. 

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Celebrating Rwanda: On Development and Holidays

Celebrating Rwanda: On Development and Holidays | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
My post for the Neon Tommy, USC Annenberg digital news:Perhaps the only thing that the average American knows about Rwanda is of the genocide that claimed over a million lives in 1994. When locatin...
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Late Night London: 5 Cultural Ways to Spend an Evening

Late Night London: 5 Cultural Ways to Spend an Evening | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
There are so many things to do and see in London that it’s difficult to know where to begin. There are the usual attractions, like Buckingham Palace, the
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Tips for getting cultural on an evening London

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» The Benefits of Bilingualism Language. Culture. Adventure.

» The Benefits of Bilingualism Language. Culture. Adventure. | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Learn english in USA, Canada, Malta and the UK
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A comprehensive list of the benefits of being bilingual - including personal benefits as well as economic and health-related ones...

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10 Social Ways to Learn a Language | Language News

10 Social Ways to Learn a Language | Language News | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Lots of people think learning a language is all about dry textbooks and memorization, but ideally it should be a very social - and fun - activity!
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Think learning a language is a lonely process? Think again! There are in fact many ways you can make language learning fun and sociable, like these tips suggest...

 

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50 Things to Love About Brazil

50 Things to Love About Brazil | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Today's post is a guest post from Ethan at RealLifeBH, which has some great articles and tips for language learners. As ever, I only accept guest posts that cover areas that I can't and, as I haven...

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» Learning a Language Abroad? Language. Culture. Adventure.

» Learning a Language Abroad? Language. Culture. Adventure. | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Learn english in USA, Canada, Malta and the UK
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Some invaluable tips and advice for making the most of learning a language when you're abroad...

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Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S

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The Top Ten Most Influential Travel Books - Smithsonian

The Top Ten Most Influential Travel Books - Smithsonian | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Smithsonian The Top Ten Most Influential Travel Books Smithsonian But the first real “travel writer,” as we would understand the term today, was the ancient Greek author Herodotus, who journeyed all over the eastern Mediterranean to research his...
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How travel books have changed the way we perceive travel...

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Sights and sounds of rail travel (2)

Sights and sounds of rail travel (2) | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
In the first part of this report, JONAH NWOKPOKU noted that not only did the train which moved from Iddo at noon develop faults at Ijoko and Ibadan, but it didn't wait up to 10 minutes at Jebba although 85 per cent of the ...
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Culture, Class and the Decline of Marriage - NYTimes.com

Culture, Class and the Decline of Marriage - NYTimes.com | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Different marriage models and their cultural consequences.
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Interesting article about how culture has changed over the years affecting the rates of marriage...

 

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French are 'taught to be gloomy by their culture'

French are 'taught to be gloomy by their culture' | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Research finds that despite high standard of living happiness is elusive (RT @loic: French are 'taught to be gloomy by their culture http://t.co/gXZlfdyNwo - Besoin du Guardian pour analyser ce petit...
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Research by a French academic to be delivered to the Royal Economic Society suggests that the country's citizens are "taught" to be miserable by elements of their own culture...

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New Tibet Permit Policy Changes | Holiday-n-Adventure Blog

New Tibet Permit Policy Changes | Holiday-n-Adventure Blog | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
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The Tibet Permit Policy for foreigners changed earlier this month. Here's the low down on what you need to travel there now...

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30 shots of Mongolia: from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Kovsgol

30 shots of Mongolia: from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Kovsgol | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
I'll remember Mongolia as the land of magnificent skies. During the day, the sky ranged from brilliant shades of cyan to Prussian blue, but after twilight, the Big Dipper pierced through a spatteri...
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Beautiful photos of a place I would love to visit.

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From Bucharest to Brasov: Is Romania the Next Big Thing?

From Bucharest to Brasov: Is Romania the Next Big Thing? | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Let's face it; Romania isn't a tourist hotspot. Visitors don't flock to it like they do to Paris and it is definitely no Costa del Sol.
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Could Romania be the next hot travel destination?

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Venice Biennale: Iraq's art world emerges from the ruins - Mail & Guardian Online

Venice Biennale: Iraq's art world emerges from the ruins - Mail & Guardian Online | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it

Venice Biennale: Iraq's art world emerges from the ruins Mail & Guardian Online But she and British curator Jonathan Watkins, director of Birmingham's Ikon gallery, went on the road to find and meet artists from Kurdistan to Basra and Baghdad,...


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An interesting look at the art world in Iraq through the lens of the Venice Biennale...

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Orwell’s House Links Myanmar to Its Burmese Days

Orwell’s House Links Myanmar to Its Burmese Days | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it

In the town where George Orwell wrote his first novel, “Burmese Days,” a group of locals are encouraging the authorities to restore his house and its unkempt garden.


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Great article on Orwell in Burma

 

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European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Eurasiatic languages from Portugal to Siberia form 'superfamily' with root in southern Europe 15,000 years ago, scientists claim ("Bark" and "root", ahahaha.
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How to Uncover China’s Past: 5 Cultural Activities in Beijing! - TravelReflex

How to Uncover China’s Past: 5 Cultural Activities in Beijing! - TravelReflex | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
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5 things you can see and do in Beijing that will give you a cultural insight into the country's past, traditions, and customs...

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Procrastination: Your language learning enemy and how to get past it

Procrastination: Your language learning enemy and how to get past it | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
by guest author Lizzie Davey We’re all guilty of procrastinating every once in a while – some more than others. We often find ourselves putting an important task off or filling our time with small,...
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Procrastination affects us all in some way, so here's a bit about what causes it and how you can overcome it for a life of productivity!

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» Learning a Foreign Language Like a Child Language. Culture. Adventure.

» Learning a Foreign Language Like a Child Language. Culture. Adventure. | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
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Interesting post about how the acquisition of language for children can be implemented in the same way for adults learning a second or third language...

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Mumbai's art deco heritage a nod to a history of style - The National

Mumbai's art deco heritage a nod to a history of style - The National | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Mumbai's art deco heritage a nod to a history of style The National Art deco buildings in Mumbai have found a new legion of fans after a stretch of structures built in the 1920s, 30s and 40s became last year one of two Indian bids to be declared as...
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Interesting piece about the art and design heritage of Mumbai...

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My Foreign Languages Craze: 5 Free and Social Ways to Learn a Language

My Foreign Languages Craze: 5 Free and Social Ways to Learn a Language | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
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Language learning doesn't have to be boring, and it can be a great way to enhance your travels as you can interact more with the locals...

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Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education

Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Next time you decide to complain about taking the bus to school, you might want to think again. In various parts of the world, some children go to extr
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A look at the extreme ways children from around the world carry out their daily commute to school. From rickety old bridges to zip lines and tiny rafts; for these children, getting to school is an often life-threatening adventure...

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Is Tourism Saving Christiania?

Is Tourism Saving Christiania? | Cultural Travel | Scoop.it
Crossing the bridge into Christianshavn is like stepping into any other upmarket district of any other city. But, turning the corner, the unsuspecting tourist is greeted with what at first appears ...
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Christiania, Copenhagen's famous hippy freetown, has faced much debate over its existence in recent years. The government wants the land back, but the tourism infrastructure surrounding it is making this difficult...

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