Europe Italy

Interview With a Comasco

30 October, 2017 Welcome to my interview series featuring cultural perspectives from nationals of different countries around the world. This month, I’m happy to introduce you to a native Comasco, who was born and raised in Como, Italy. A little background: Como is both the name of a province and the name of the capital […]

Europe Italy

Ten Insights into Italian Culture

31 May, 2017: You may or may not already realize this, but Italy is a multicultural country and therefore “Italian culture” is very diverse. Italy 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 […]

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 […]

British Columbia Canada North America

Vancouver Island (July 19-23, 2016)

20 March, 2017: Vancouver Island is an island west of mainland Vancouver that houses several cities, including Victoria––the capital of the province of British Columbia. Introduction: There are two Vancouvers on the Pacific coast of Canada: the city of Vancouver on the mainland, and the island of Vancouver, which comprises several cities including Victoria, the provincial […]

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 […]