Entries in culture (19)

Monday
Mar072016

It's A Language Bridge Not A Language Barrier

Learning the language has to be the marmite of the travelling experience. Some hate it, some love it. On the one hand it can be an added stress to the organising of a trip, on the other it’s a way of getting stuck into a country.

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Thursday
Feb252016

10 Places To Travel To In Your 20's

For the twenty year old looking to spread their wings a bit and experience new things, travelling is a great way to go about it. It’s a great time of your life to travel as a lot of people aren’t looking for that settled down lifestyle just yet. But with so much choice, how do you whittle down the options?

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Monday
Feb012016

An Introduction To The Zulu

Travelling is more than just self-formation; it’s about meeting others and the different forms of exchange and interaction that ensues. What draws you to a place may be the fantastic sights, but what keeps you there, brings you back and remains forever in your memory is the people.

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Thursday
Sep032015

Top 5 Travel Tips for Italy

One of the most culturally rich countries in Europe, Italy is a nation of historical legend and geological distinction. With the romantic Venice, the rolling hills of Tuscany, and the bustling tourist hotspot that is Rome, it’s no wonder this is a must-see corner of the world for many people. Here are a few tips so you know what to expect when planning your trip.

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Monday
Dec152014

The world’s weirdest Christmas traditions

It’s December, another month in another year, but some things remains the same: Christmas. This old tradition has been around in Britain since the Victorian age and is celebrated by over 2 billion people worldwide. But even so, traditions vary immensely from country to country. Did you know that some children receive their presents from a witch riding a broom? Or that some people prefer to roller-skate to church?

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Monday
Dec152014

Traditional Christmas foods around the world

To many people, Christmas is reminiscent of family meals, gift giving, and good food. While most dishes eaten at Christmas are typical of the season and country they are found in, there are a few staple dishes one cannot miss… and a few odd ones, too!

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Responsible Tourism: Festivals and Cultural Events

Last week Frontier looked into what it means to be a responsible tourist in regards to animal welfare issues concerning animal tours and trekking. Today we will be looking at animal sporting attractions and cultural traditions and their role in responsible travel.

 

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Thursday
Oct162014

A Frontier Guide to Dining Abroad

You’re in a strange foreign country, you’re hungry, and there’s not a burger van in sight. What do you do? Well luckily for you, we’ve got the answer.

 

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Monday
Oct132014

7 Ways to blend in with the locals when you travel

We all know the feeling of being the tourist, the confused person with the camera who doesn’t know about the local customs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By following a few simple steps you could become a true traveller at one with your new destination.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Weird things that seem normal in some countries but baffle foreigners

When we go travelling we see and experience many different cultures and most of the time other peoples ‘way of life’ has a surprising effect on us. However, there are a number of things that fallinto the category of normal and might seem like ‘the only way’ to you, but it are completely odd to others.

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Wednesday
May142014

Homestays - Staying with the Locals

Homestays are becoming increasingly popular amongst travellers and overseas students alike.

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Thursday
Apr172014

The Story of the Easter Egg

Decorated eggs and the consumption of their chocolate counterparts have become the overriding symbol of Easter, synonymous with the perceived role of Santa Claus during Christmas.

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Thursday
Apr032014

Strange Laws Abroad

When leaving the confines and the familiarity of home, travelling abroad on holiday or on a volunteering project gives us the opportunity to let our hair down and enjoy ourselves.

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Tuesday
Feb252014

“Travel Broadens the Mind”

You may have heard someone repeat the phrase “travel broadens the mind.” Whether you heard it whilst watching the television and listening to Stephen Merchant lecture his somewhat ignorant pal Karl Pilkington on the benefits of experiencing different countries and cultures

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Tuesday
Dec172013

Top 10 Christmas films

Christmas is very much upon us, meaning it’s perfectly acceptable to watch Christmas films all day every day. Here are our top 10 festive films which need to be on the holiday watch list! 

 

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