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20
Aug

The Past Lives on in Belgium

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 …

3
Jul

Saudi Arabia Changes Work Week

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 …

20
Jun

Portugal: A European Treasure

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?

20
May

Chinese Weddings: The History Behind Them

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 …

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