Borrowing ideas from other nations and adapting them to fit your own culture has been the norm since the history of human civilizations. The Greeks took papyrus and scrolls from the Egyptians, made libraries, and educated the world. The Italians learned how to make noodles from the Chinese and established a world-renowned cuisine. Recently, US […]
Belgium. This small country offers an abundance of delights for any visitor through its culture, food, architecture, languages, and history. Arriving in Brussels on my annual trip home, I am immediately taken back to fond memories of my youth. I am humbled to think that as a child I ran through the cobblestone streets of what […]
Following countries made some significant changes in their immigration laws and policies that came into effect as of July 1, 2013. Croatia joined the European Union as the 28th member state today. However, Croatian nationals will face some work restriction in some European Union countries. China implemented a new Entry-Exit Law that affects the existing visa types […]
On June 29, 2013, a decree from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia took effect. The decree states that the official weekend will be moved from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday. The new weekend days are expected to facilitate international transactions and bring many economic advantages. Consider how this will impact your travel arrangements. Consider how this will alter your […]
Everyone has heard of Portugal, yet it is not the most popular of vacation getaways. Who are the Portuguese, and what is their country about?
China is a fascinating place where East meets West. No place is this more apparent than in Shanghai, a bustling center of commerce in the east. The architecture of Shanghai’s waterfront bund district is more reminiscent of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue than of an oriental city. However, in other areas, Shanghai has preserved the traditional flavor in […]