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After water, tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage and many countries have made it an integral part of their national identities, traditions and past times. What would an afternoon in England be without crumpets and high tea? How would old men in Turkey spend their day if they […]

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Sliding Down Volcanoes And Into New Local Friendships In León, Nicaragua

When I decided to meet up with a friend of mine for a week-long trip to Nicaragua, I was set to experience what I thought was the best of what the country had to offer: adrenaline pumping treks up and down volcanoes. I was ready for a trip teeming with […]

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Sliding Down Volcanoes And Into New Local Friendships In León, Nicaragua

If you enjoy this post, please subscribe to Epicure & Culture by email, leave a comment below, and share on share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Thanks for visiting!When I decided to meet up with a friend of mine for a week-long trip to Nicaragua, I was set to […]

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Colorful Culture: Amazing Lesser-Known South American Festivals

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Trip Tips: A Local’s Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina

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A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

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