Europe Italy

Ten Insights into Italian Culture

31 May, 2017     You may or may not already realize this, but Italy is a multicultural country. It is a country that has many languages (French, German, and Slovenian are official languages in certain regions, in addition to Italian), region-specific dialects, traditions, and ultimately, cultural differences. Here, I will paint broad brush strokes […]

Africa Ghana

Ten Insights into Ghanaian Culture

30 March, 2017   If you ever plan to visit Ghana, a beautiful coastal nation in the West African tropics, a quick cultural orientation will help you better adapt to the local culture. The following 10 insights are by no means comprehensive, but will certainly set you on the right footing. Click on each of […]

Europe Finland

Finnish Food: A Finlandia Forte

12 May, 2012 It’s often said, in matters of love, that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So, if I may stretch the adage a bit, the best way to reach the heart of Finland and fall in love with it is through its cuisine. Finnish cuisine is Finland’s most […]

Africa Ghana

A Cup of Culture

By Ashikai Tetteh, Guest Writer 8 April, 2012 It is early morning. The only audible sound is the barely there whisper of leaves rustling in the embrace of the wind. The crowing of the cock breaks up the consonance of early morning sounds of nature. Legend here has it that it cries out a warning to […]