World Culture | How to Begin Your Whirled-Wide Tour
What is world culture and how do you define it? The task is daunting, since there are so many elements comprising the phrase. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, makes a noble attempt to preserve it, at Heritage Sites around the globe.
But it's more than just the art, food, music and language. It's also:
» Attitudes, to absolutely everything.
» Development of Civilization, from agricultural practices, to language, to the way the very cities are planned or not planned.
» Geography, from the top of Everest to the Marianas Trench.
» Gestures, like not using the "come here" gesture with your index finger in certain countries.
» History, both ancient and recent.
» Climate, which can affect all of the above, and if you don't believe us, just "google" Napoleon Bonaparte + Russia.
» Religious Practices, which affects all of the above, even climate, depending on whom you ask.
But why stop there? We can go on and on, asking ourselves about world culture and how it differs or carries similarities from one civilization to the next, beyond the constraints of time and space.
World Culture Tours are Infinitely Intriguing
We can't possibly define it all. But what we will attempt to do is give you the basics, to inspire you to visit a particular country, read a compelling work of fiction, or just relax into an unscheduled flight of fancy.
And if we happen to know any odds and ends that might help you on your physical or mental journey, we'll share those tidbits too.
Basically, we'll do our best to help you get along and keep you out of jail. And if any of you dear intrepid web surfers can share additional ideas and tips for travelers, you should post them on our Comments Board. (Please. . .no soliciting!)
Which of the infinite cultures in the wide, wide universe will we cover? Well let's start with these:
We'll also take care of the broader topics, like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the Seven Wonders of the World (or do we mean "Whirled"?)
And last, don't forget to visit our Global Festivals and Events section. Wouldn't want you to wander into a city-wide Italian Tomato Fight with nothing but squash in your pockets, now would we?
So . . . what is world culture and where do you begin? Right here.
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