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Seven of the strangest Christmas traditions from around the world

| November 28, 2014

Family, presents and food, these are some of the things that spring to mind during the Christmas season, but what about our weird and wonderful traditions? To us pulling crackers and sticking an angel on top of a tree, alongside throwing some tinsel on it seems like the norm; but to others around the globe […]

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Strangest proposals from around the globe

| November 21, 2014

Getting engaged is a particularly amazing time in anyone’s life, and across the globe many people have thought up some weird and wonderful ways to propose. We’ve all heard of the utterly bizarre, such as proposals by text, Facebook or even on the lid of a pizza box – but a few have upped the […]

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Far East: Know your phrases

| October 31, 2014

As a traveller in Asia, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get by in countries where you don’t speak the language. Even if you’re the only person who speaks a word of English, you can usually rely on nonverbal forms of communication, along with local people’s genuine desire to be helpful, to get […]

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