Archives : Culture

  • Nassau (Bahamas) Bike Tour

    During my Memorial Weekend getaway to Nassau, Bahamas, I did a 3-hour bike tour on a cruiser. The tour did not include the touristy area but rather the western end of Nassau near

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  • How to Runaway for the Weekend?

    I live in sunny South Florida (Miami) where everyone wants to visit BUT on Memorial weekend I wanted to be anywhere but here.  So, I decided to do the most childish thing -- I ran away from

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  • My trip to Vietnam

    For the past 14 years, it has been a tradition for me to celebrate my birthday (August 16th) abroad.  Typically, I make the decision about my chosen destination by March.  This year was somewhat

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  • Traditional Vietnamese

    During my visit to Vietnam, I started to learn some of the traditions and customs of the people.   One of the tradition is the blacken of the tooth or tooth lacquering.  When I first say this, my

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  • Female Monks…Who Knew?

    Today I learned something new (and excuse my ignorance) -- there are "female monks" at Dong Thien Pagoda in Vietnam. For the longest, I thought the monks are men.  It never crossed my mind.  

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  • Haitian Flag Day – Our Heritage!

    In one of my blogs, I wrote about my journey to the Motherland - Haiti (http://www.internationalcaty.com/travel/a-journey-back-to-the-motherland-haiti/) and today is Haitian Flag.  To be brutally

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