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Culture of Tipping: Why Australian tourist refuses to tip in USA

Few things really drive home the difference between Australia and the United States as the culture of tipping.

Here, we might fling a few dollars in the direction of someone who really went out of their way to be excellent.

In the US, where service wages are so low tips supplement people’s incomes, leaving gratuities isn’t just appreciated: it’s pretty much mandatory. See more at Source: Why this Aussie traveller refused to tip in the US

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15 best bothies in Scotland we want to visit this summer

Instead of splashing out on expensive accommodation for your holiday, why not try a bothy this summer – a shelter left unlocked for adventurous travellers to stay in free of charge.

There are some spectacular bothies dotted across the whole of Scotland – we’ve rounded up some of the best you should visit. See more Source: 15 of Scotland’s best bothies that you need to visit this summer

10 Best Cultural Attractions in Bermuda

Otherworldly caves, epic military forts, nature reserves teeming with life: Bermuda’s got it all.

The cultural fabric of Bermuda is something of a colorful patchwork quilt: There are traditions sewn in from England and the isles of the colonial Caribbean, Portugal and Old World Europe, and even West Africa, from which slaves were brought to Bermuda’s shores in the 18th century. Knit them all together and it becomes its own unique pattern—one with over 400 years of history that’s celebrated across the land like an open-air museum. You can explore centuries-old churches, sprawling green spaces, and historical landmarks that have withstood storms and threats of invasion—all convened, incredibly, on this speck in the middle of the Atlantic. Here, we’ve rounded up the best cultural attractions in Bermuda, and there’s a lot to see—so start planning.

Ramadan 2019: Here’s all you need to know about Suhoor and Iftar meals

The meals consumed during fasting in Ramadan are called Suhoor and Iftar. Suhoor is eaten before sunrise and Iftar is eaten after the sunset.

Ramadan or Ramazan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar, which began on 6th May this year. This month is all about fasting and feasting for the Muslims all across the globe. During this period, they observe fasts from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is commonly called rozas. As per the Islamic tradition, this practice inculcates the spirit of abstinence from sins and is a time for self-purification. This fasting period is followed by the festival of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Source: Ramadan 2019: Here’s all you need to know about Suhoor and Iftar meals – Times of India

Is this the last of the Aryans?

In a remote valley deep in India’s Ladakh region live a tribe known as the Aryans, who are perhaps the last generation of pure-blooded people and holders of possibly the only untampered gene pool left in the world.

For many, the term ‘Aryan’ has negative connotations. However, it comes from the Sanskrit ‘arya’, meaning ‘nobleman’, and originally referred to a people who spoke an Indo-Iranian language and migrated from Central Asia to India and Iran. It was later used to refer to tribal groups who lived in the Indus River valleys that are now part of Pakistan and India, and it is their descendants who are said to make up this tiny minority found in the Ladakh region today.

Source: Is this the last of the Aryans?

5 world’s most cultural cities

There is a breed of travellers that seek the uniqueness of the culture of the country they visited. Culture primarily has to do with people and less with places or things. So visiting museums, touring ancient structures, attending festivals, and eating local food does not provide the same experience as becoming a member of the culture itself.

Source: 5 world’s most cultural cities

Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The World – #1 NEW ZEALAND

While top rated attractions and beautiful destinations that look great on your Instagram are valid reasons to visit somewhere, what about the people in the countries themselves? More specifically, what about all those sexy accents you can listen to while you travel?

Source: The Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The World – Ranked