Officially, Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and embraces Irish heritage and culture. Over the years, major celebrations have emerged in cities around the world including Dublin, London, Sydney, Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Boston, Chicago and hundreds more. Traditions in many of these places range from parades and festivals, to bountiful feasts, and even drinking green colored beer! (more…)
So you randomly threw a thumbtack at that world map hanging on your wall, and decided to visit the first country it hit. Now that you’re in a place you know almost nothing about, what can you do here? Travel is a journey; a journey to find adventure and culture and depth in the far foreign reaches of our world. I believe that the best way to do this is by experiencing as much of the local culture as you can during your short visit, something that doesn’t require a lot of money. Here’s my checklist of the activities you should do when you go to a country for the first time.
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