Culture Is Just As Important As Language

When you are visiting countries with a very different culture, you better do your research on how to behave because you might find certain cultures have much stricter rules than the west. It’s always a good idea to clue yourself up before you head abroad especially somewhere outside of Europe, you don’t want to offend or alienate your newfound hosts. Of course, it is most likely going to be impossible to learn every single thing, but you have to remember your protecting yourself and should really see a benefit in the long-run. I recently travelled to the middle east, now depending on where you go this might be an area that you’ll find doing your research helps. Every country is different but you don’t want to be caught out. I recently saw a news article about a lady who was asked by her boyfriend to bring some tramadol tablets that are totally legal in the UK through to Egypt, I believe she was stopped after landing and ended up being put in prison for 3 years, she still sits in a Cairo jail cell at this very moment. Although that is not a cultural mistake and more of a legal one, it’s very easy to slip up. For example, on my journey through the middle east I made an honest mistake of using my left hand or as it’s known over there my “bathroom” hand for things that I shouldn’t such as eating, and also not standing up when somebody enters a room is a sign of disrespect, just watch what other people do and you can try and learn from it. These things, of course, would have made me look bad, but it ended up not being a big deal. By the end of my trip I was actually more worried about garden pots back home than doing anything wrong on my travels, (I think that’s my OCD showing through).   Either way, I had a great time on my travels, understanding the languages is one of the best things when taking a trip like that, not having to struggle at every turn is a big plus on reasons to visit. Of course, there is always the danger side to look at, but as long as you know the safe places to travel, why not. Get yourself onboard on one of our Website Translation 24 apprenticeships and learn the language you’ve always wanted to know!          ...

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Great Health Spas Across The World

Health spas all across the world give people an opportunity to heal. People recovering from illness and injury often choose to go on holiday to a health spa. Others want to recommit to a weight or fitness regimen with such a holiday. In other cases, a detox and health farm are just what a person needs to get off on the right foot toward better life habits. For the multicultural experience, you can usually find simple translation on the various websites for these facilities. This makes it possible to know exactly what you are getting into as far as lodging, dining, and fitness facilities. Backstage Hotel Located at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, you will find the Backstage Hotel. This facility has a wellness program that is based on dietary examples in the book of Genesis in the Bible. The wellness hotel provides 7 different treatment rooms which they creatively call therapy cubes. Each cube is based on a different day of Creation. These cubes combine the physical sense of touch with creative lighting, as well as manipulating temperature and providing images that will help to relax the body and renew the soul. An example of some of the images used in one of the cubes is projections from the Hubble Telescope. Other spaces in the spa use heat to help with detoxification. You can see more at their website, which offers great translation. Maya Tulum The Yucatan Peninsula offers the Maya Tulum health spa. This beautiful accommodation, located on the beach with incredible views of the ocean and pure skies, offers relaxation and healing. You can participate in their famous yoga classes, and learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle once you return to the real world. Classes are available in meditation, weight loss, and food preparation. They offer a massage that lasts for 80 minutes, and is called a neurosedative. You can also receive the highly touted hot-stone therapy. California Health and Longevity Institute At the California Health and Longevity Institute, or CHLI, you can learn about life balance while you study nutrition. Enjoy their therapeutic spa, and receive advice on alternative medicine from their medical specialists. You can get help with all kinds of health problems, including dental and skin problems. They offer full physicals and have a radiology department. You can enjoy their state of the art facilities, and learn the difference between reactive and proactive healthcare. COMO Shambhala Estate The exotic location of the COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali places you in the beautiful jungle surrounding a sacred spring. There are 6 programs that offer holistic healing, including Ayurveda and Oriental medicine. You can receive acupuncture, Qigong, and receive nutritional therapy, as well as learn to use herbal medications. There is Taksu massage available at the Estate, and a beautiful water garden available for you to enjoy. You can also go hiking, swimming, or even participate in athletic events. The dietitians will cater to your particular dietary needs,...

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