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Chinese Culture & Travel Part III: New China Tourism Law

December 30, 2013 Comments

In April this year in China, a new tourism law was approved which took into effect on October 1st. This new law is intended to improve the in country’s tourism industry. In my Chinese Culture and Travel Part I blog, I shared some opinions on why most Chinese preferred to travel in groups and typi...

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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Christmas Traditions Around The World

December 18, 2013 Comments

Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of joy and happiness around the world. I personally enjoy Christmas with immense fervor and enthusiasm. In Argentina, we officially start getting ready for Christmas on December 8th. That is the day when the whole family, especially the kids, en...

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GPI Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013 Comments

In recent days, people all over the world have been paying tribute to one of our generation’s greatest civil rights leaders and freedom fighters, and rightly so. Born on July 18, 1918 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was as a brave, relentless anti-apartheid revolutionary and impassioned philanthropist....

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Culture Curation
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Localization, Culture, Africa
Thanksgiving Around the World

November 26, 2013 Comments

Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated in the US since 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November a public holiday. However it dates back to an earlier, three-day celebration in 1621 when English settlers, known as pilgrims, gave thanks to God for their first ha...

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Culture Curation
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Culture, Traditions, Translation Blog
Halloween Traditions Around the World

October 29, 2013 Comments

Many people might wonder where on earth Halloween originated? While it is very popular in Canada and the US with estimates stating that 65% of Americans decorate for Halloween and more candy is sold on Halloween than on any other US holiday, it is less popular around the world but is growing in its ...

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Culture Curation
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Culture, Halloween, Translation Blog
It’s all Greek to me: A personal look at the multilingual, multicultural experience

August 29, 2013 Comments

As localization professionals we are all immersed in the business of language and technology, naturally. However we all too often forget that behind the business and technology of the language services profession, before the mechanics of localization, comes in, we have the actual language and with i...

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Culture Curation
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Culture, Multilingual, Translation Blog

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