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Senegal People, Customs And Courtesies

Senegalese place great emphasis on their appearance and personal hygiene. Most bathe more than once a day, and perfumes or colognes are popular. Dressing well is important. The People General Attitudes Senegal has many diverse ethnic groups within its borders, each with its own history, language, and cul- ture. Interactions between these groups and with […]

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Senegal Social Structure

Although predominantly Muslim, Senegal is a tolerant secular state, whose peoples have lived together peacefully for several generations and have intermingled to some extent. Islam is a potential unifying factor. Ethnic Diversity Although there are over ten ethnic groups in Senegal, five are predominant. The largest group is the Wolof who cluster in the northwest […]

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About Courtship in Japan

Of all the rules in Japanese courtship, one of the most significant is punctuality. Meeting times are sacred and the failure to honor them is considered grounds for the end of a relationship. On the surface, contemporary courtship in Japan does not markedly differ from that of its western counterparts. However, there are subtle contrasts […]

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10 Jaw-Dropping Traditions From Around The World

There are traditions many of us are accustomed to, traditions like Christmas, having a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or getting paddled during initiation by your fraternity brothers. Other cultures participate in rituals just a little more intense than our own. 1. Man Down Russian Drinking Game In Russia, it’s a traditional drinking game for men together and […]

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The Sex Education of Grindr’s Joel Simkhai

Though he has inarguably effected seismic changes in contemporary gay male culture, altering not only how men meet, but also how they portray and even see themselves, he thinks of himself, he said, primarily as a service provider LOS ANGELES — High on a ridge here, up a series of winding roads from Sunset Boulevard, […]

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How To Blend In With The Locals

No matter where you are staying there will be a friendly face you encounter frequently. This may be the receptionist at your hotel, the owner of your rental property or even the waiter at your favourite coffee shop. Offering this person your best warm smile will encourage communication in a genuine way. Asking for advice, […]

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CouchSurfing

Since 2001 CouchSurfing has become a worldwide phenomena with over 2 million members. Members register their details on a website inviting overseas travelers to stay at their hospitality for a few days, in return when the host goes traveling, they become the CouchSurfer on someone else’s couch in a different country, and so the cycle of goodwill […]