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El Salvador 2022: Five Best Spots to Visit

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Magical Central America attracts many tourists with its beauty and wide variety of excursions. Of course, most people choose to visit Panama, Costa Rica or Honduras , but what if we dig deeper? Today we will talk about the wonderful country of El Salvador, which attracts experienced tourists and can be an interesting discovery for you. Continue reading El Salvador 2022: Five Best Spots to Visit

Why Arts and Cultural Education is so Important

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Every community around the world has unique arts and culture. The importance and appeal of learning about different cultures, their history and what they have to offer the world is sadly underrated. Many people believe that value only comes from education in fields that will bring them more money, thus, they are fixated on studying science, mathematics, and business. This tendency is primarily due to the proliferation of technology in the last few decades. The fact is, studying the arts can be very fulfilling and beneficial for one’s future.

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The Evolution of Online Casino Culture

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Wagering has been here since the dawn of time. People just like to play and bet their money on a certain game outcome, be it on a single roll of a dice or a horse race. Nowadays, gambling looks a bit different. Just a couple of decades ago, if you wanted to wager money, you needed to visit your local gambling establishment, but these days you can do it from the comfort of your own couch. This is due to the rise of a particular niche of gambling called online casinos. Online casinos also evolved over the recent years as the Internet grew and developed. Here’s a short history of online casinos and how they’ve changed over the years.
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Review: Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour!

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Whether you have lived in NYC all your life, are visiting for the first time, or are a local looking for a fun and unique activity to entertain out of town guests, I can’t think of more worthwhile daytime activity than going on a Foods of New York Tours’ Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour — which I took a couple weekends ago and had the best time ever!

The Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Tour is NYC’s only walking tour that includes multiple sit-down food tastings as well as an unequaled opportunity to learn so many fascinating things about the Chinese people and the amazing heritage they bring to New York City (which is home to the largest Chinatown in the US)! During this tour, you get to taste a diverse selection of dishes from three acclaimed Chinatown restaurants and one of Chinatown’s favorite bakeries, so you will enjoy several varieties of Chinese cuisines. You also get to celebrate the tradition and etiquette of this rich culture by searching out historical and cultural landmarks of the area on your way from tasting to tasting. Let me share a little bit about my experience of the tour.

Dim Sum GoGo Interior
Dim Sum GoGo Interior

You’ll start your tour by meeting up with your group and guide at Dim Sum GoGo (located at 5 East Broadway near Chatham Square), and this where you’ll have your first tasting. Our host and tour guide was a super friendly and knowledgeable guy named Raheem, and he was just fantastic.  Dim Sum GoGo served us a selection of five different Hong Kong style dumplings over the course of about 45 minutes, during which time Raheem told us all about the history of Dim Sum, which was fascinating.

Three Dumplings

Unlike the Ballroom Dum Sum places, where servers wheeling carts of readymade dumplings and other dishes will circulate around the dining room, all dishes at Dim Sum GoGo are made fresh to order. Raheem described the ingredients of each dumpling as we ate it. I appreciated the food vibe, which made each bite taste special!

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Sebastian Masuda’s Colorful Rebellion (Seventh Nightmare) at Kianga Ellis Projects

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Does This Teddy Bear Remind You Of Anything? (All Photos By Gail)

If you pay attention to global pop culture, then you’ve probably heard of the Japanese Harajuku style and Kawaii (Cuteness) culture, where the adorable has an undercurrent of rebellious edge. For just a short time you can immerse yourself in a kind of Cuteness Overload at Tokyo-based Artist and Fashion Designer Sebastian Masuda’s Colorful Rebellion (Seventh Nightmare) installation, through March 29th only at Kianga Ellis Projects. Geoffrey and I paid the space a visit yesterday and it was positively disorienting.

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