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Moving abroad can be difficult for the loved ones you leave behind. Not only will it comfort them to have you visit, but bringing them a piece of your new home will also provide them with a piece of your new life! Choose gifts that will give your loved ones a little taste of the culture, food and lifestyle of your new country. Here are a few gift suggestions aimed at distributing bits of culture throughout the globe!

Snacks

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Snacking is one of those past-times everyone enjoys- whether it’s out of boredom or the need to fulfill a craving. We snack when we’re happy, stressed, excited, sad etc… Bringing back snacks from any country is definitely a great way to get a quick taste of a new region. …


What approaches are there to immerse yourself in a completely new culture? Have you considered what you could learn through dance? It’s more than just movement, it’s a form of expression mixed with emotion and storytelling. It’s a universal language that reveals the deepest secrets of a society through its history and culture. Every region of the world and every country you visit has it’s own type of dance. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn by observing a new dance and trying to understand its significance.

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Certain cultures relay their expression of dancing as a means of communication with those beyond the physical realm. They believed that dancing would summon spirits and assist them in warding off evil. Some African dances for example include masks that represent spirits. The mask is so powerful that it symbolizes the dancer being embodied by a higher being. …


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Let’s set the scene: You’re sitting in a café in Nice, watching the beautiful view at La Promenade des Anglais, and take a sip of your coffee. Doesn’t taste quite the same as it did in Miami. You order water and you’re faced with the same dilemma. Ever wonder why similar food items taste so different depending on your location? We’re here to help you better understand. There are so many factors that create the contrasting tastes in each product: ingredients, atmosphere, geography, treatment of sources, and so much more. Let’s explore a few big ones!

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As we all know, water is a critical substance for our survival! We all drink it but its not all the same! Most of us might not be very picky regarding our water taste or even notice the difference, but it’s there! In case you didn’t know there are international water tasting competitions. Some people REALLY know their H2O. Water itself comes from a wide array of sources: it can be extracted from the ground, desalinated from seawater, taken from rivers, springs or even from the rain! Water sources are major contributors to that distinct taste you encounter. Nevertheless, certain minerals can also be added to enhance that taste. …

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