Shawn Blake (CultureWhiz)

Submitted 6 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Westerners trying to understand the Russian national character might start by looking in the home. A fundamental part of the Russian national character is the idea of communal living. Beginning in the early part of the 20th century, after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, housing in the newly...

Submitted 6 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Russian dating is more traditional in that there is no casual dating scene like there in other countries. Most Russians date to find a significant other with idea of getting married. There is no concept of “hooking up,” “seeing each other,” or “hanging out.” For hundreds of years, the goal of young...

Submitted 6 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Colombia has significantly different lifestyles in each region. Five cities have a population of at least one million: Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, and Cartagena. The main cities offer beaches and business, while many smaller cities and towns create a sizable network. Life in Colombia...

Submitted 6 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Colombia is a large South American country, with a rich ecology and a diverse economy. With its luxurious position, Colombia brings together the tropics with the Andes and the rainforest, connecting Central America with the heart of South America. As such, the country has seen heavy action with...

Submitted 6 years 5 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Europe is popularly conceived of as as the ancestral homeland of people with “white” skin. However, new research suggests that pale skin are actually recent developments in human evolutionary development. Most modern Europeans do not closely resemble the humans that existed 8,000 years ago...

Submitted 6 years 6 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Europe’s rise to prominence can be best understood as emerging from the need to survive. As ineffective geographical boundaries and closeness in proximity brought various subgroups in the region into contact with one another, the drive for resources created extensive conflict and bloodshed among...

Submitted 7 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Kiev is a perfect hub of recreational facilities in Ukraine. In the summer, there are beaches on rivers and lakes that are ideal for individuals who want to spend a day at the beach without leaving the city. Kiev has a number of beaches and beach clubs located within Hydropark and towards the south...

Submitted 7 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Most Japanese city dwellers enjoy a comfortable standard of living. There are some poor neighborhoods but few slums. Many city people work in banks, factories, hotels, offices, restaurants, and stores. Some own businesses. Others hold government or professional jobs. Japan has a low unemployment...

Submitted 7 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Researchers have found evidence that the Japanese are descended from various people who mi- grated to the islands from other parts of Asia. Many of these people came in waves from the northeastern part of the Asian mainland, passing through the Korean Peninsula. Some of the ancestors of the...

Submitted 8 years 1 month ago by CultureWhiz.

Colombia has around 50 million people. Most of the population lives either in the highlands of the Andes or along the coast of the Caribbean. Very few people live in the interior lowlands. More than three quarters of Colombians live in cities, making it one of the most urban Latin American...

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