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A normal friend vs. a Russian friend

Photo: Alexandre Ferreira 1. A normal friend will bring you a can of Campbell’s condensed chicken soup when you have the flu.

French idioms travelers should know

Photo: Georgina Cabrera 1. Saoul comme un Polonais | To be very drunk Nobody likes to stereotype, but let’s face it, the Eastern Europeans can drink.

Drone video of Occupy Central

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube THERE WAS A TIME when I doubted the power of protest in 21st century political movements.

Teaching in South Africa

Photo: Kyle Taylor In the summer of 2012, I volunteered with the nonprofit group One Heart Source. We taught English to students at a public primary school outside of Cape Town, South Africa, for four weeks.

Story behind the shot: Swan dive, Monaco

Photos by author Years ago we were just kids with a dream of life on a boat, but we all, in our own ways, launched ourselves toward that dream with open arms.

5 myths about women who travel solo

Photo: Alice Hutchinson 1. We’re much braver than the average woman. When the night bus from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in Brazil turned onto a dirt road, I assumed we were taking a shortcut.

What Australians say vs. mean

Photo: Oatsandsugar As an American living in Australia, I tried my hardest to have my eyes and ears open to the culture around me.

Acknowledge these languages now

Members of the Caddo tribe. Photo: Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, many are at risk of extinction.

Colliding vessels on the Suez Canal

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube WHEN I THINK OF CANALS, I envision these tiny, man-made channels of water big enough only for a single cruise ship to sail through at one time.

10 things I miss about Iceland

Photo: Bo Stern 1. The meats Puffin. Mini lobsters. Whale so juicy and tender that it melted in my mouth and gave me one of the greatest foodgasms ever.

7 signs your best friend is Australian

Photo Credit: colinlogan via Compfight cc 1. You’ve learned to speak Australian. You first met your Australian best friend 10 years ago while teaching in a dodgy language school in South Korea.

Story behind the shot: Lost Coast

Photo by author In this series, we dig a little deeper into the photographic process behind some of the coolest shots we’ve seen.

11 reactions when you quit your job

Photo: Kacper Gunia A few weeks ago, I went all ‘YOLO!’ and handed in my notice to the company I’ve been working for since last year.

You've never been to Mexico City

Photo: BORIS G 1. You imagine it to be all dirt tracks and donkeys… Whenever Hollywood portrays Mexico it seems to show dusty roads with beat-up cars and the occasional donkey.

Travel guide to Zion National Park

Photo: Ben Jackson PARK DETAILS By pretty much any measure, Zion is one of America’s most remarkable national parks.

16 giveaways you're from Melbourne

Image: sandars Speed cameras will never deter you. To you, speed cameras are a game of good cop /bad cop; you have a mental map where all speed cameras are on the highways, and when in suburban areas if someone flashes their lights you know to slow down because there is one hiding in the bushes up ahead.

A touch of nostalgia for socialist China

Photo: Willem Velthoven “Aiyaaaaaa!” the Chinese shopkeeper shrieked, chewing on her toothpick and then spitting on the floor, just inches away from my shoe.

44 of the most epic beach hotels

1. InterContinental Bora Bora The incredibly beautiful InterContinental Bora Bora is notable for its overwater bungalows on the Pacific and a world-class spa.

5 things Mexicans say to avoid 'no'

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10 idioms only the French understand

Photo: Lou_:) 1. Est-ce que je te demande si ta grand-mère fait du vélo? | Mind your own damn business Translates literally as, “Do I ask you if your grandma bikes?