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Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World

February 14—Valentine’s Day—is celebrated by couples, lovers and friends around the world, not just in the United States. It’s certainly a global experience. The origin of Valentine’s Day remains unclear. One of the most popular legends, as best described by the International TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Academy, involves the Roman priest Valentine […]

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Big View: Interesting Facts About Russia’s Sizable Landscape

When you think of Russia, you probably think of big. From a purely visual standpoint any map shows it extends over much of Eurasia – the combined continents of Europe and Asia. In fact, Russia is the largest country in the world by land mass, consuming 10,610,161 sq. miles and covering more than one-ninth of […]

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Denmark – Culture and Customs of a Small but Mighty Country

Although a small country of roughly 5.7 million people, Denmark is one of the leading economic markets in Europe. In fact, Forbes routinely taps the Scandinavian country to top its list of best countries to do business. So if you’re looking to expand your international marketing efforts, don’t overlook the Danes as a rich opportunity […]

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Death of Languages: Like All Living Things, Languages Experience a Life Cycle of their Own

When Alban Michael passed away earlier this year at the ripe young age of 89, the occasion really marked two deaths. You see, Mr. Michael was the last surviving speaker of the Nuchatlaht language once spoken by his Native American ancestors of the Pacific Northwest. His death also marked the quiet end of yet another […]

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India Culture is in the “Hearts and Soul” of its People

Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t just talking about his own homeland of India when he said, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” He captured the essence of how countries and societies are ultimately perceived around the world. As for Gandhi’s own country, Indian culture is among the world’s oldest, […]

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A Look at the Cultural Customs of Brazil

In August, the 2016 Summer Olympics will attract thousands of people from around the world to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s glamorous tourist hub along South America’s Atlantic coast. For those of you planning to attend the Games, or who may be interested in visiting or doing business there someday, we decided this is the perfect […]

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Knowing Chinese Culture and Customs Will Enhance Your Global Customer Engagement Efforts

For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many companies with their translation and interpreting projects. Some of that work targeted customers living in the U.S. who speak another language. Other times it focused on sharing marketing messages and product information with people in other parts of the world. One thing we continue to emphasize to our clients […]

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Traveling Abroad? Follow These Tips

If you plan on traveling outside the country for business or pleasure, here are some tips to follow regarding your ATM and credit cards: • Before leaving, call your credit card company to advise them of your travel dates. Otherwise, larger transactions and unusual spending patterns/locations could raise doubts about unauthorized use or fraud, holding […]

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Wonderful Holiday Traditions From Around the World

‘Tis the season for a host of holiday celebrations with family and friends.  To help stimulate conversation while gathering around the yule log, Christmas tree, unity cup or menorah, we have collected some fun and interesting facts about holiday traditions from around the world. We hope you enjoy!

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Bauru – Famous Brazilian sandwich.

Bauru – Famous Brazilian sandwich. History A Bauru, named after its founding city, is a Brazilian sandwich created in the 1930s by a local law student. It consists of a French bun, mozzarella cheese, roast beef, tomatoes, and pickles. It is considered the official sandwich of Bauru in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and the local […]

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