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Celebrating Buddha's Birthday with the Biggest Lantern Festival in South Korea
Traditional Dress in Asia: Cultural Appropriation and Keeping Traditions Alive

Asian countries have some of the most beautiful, diverse, and distinctive cultural dress. From the áo dài of Vietnam to the hanbok of Korea, one look at these traditional outfits and you are given a window into their culture and heritage. There has been a lot of effort on the parts of these countries to keep their traditions alive, and a lot of this is done through their traditional clothing. Today we talk about fading traditions, the fight to keep them alive, and the blurry lines between cultural participation and cultural appropriation. Is it okay for foreigners to partake in traditional dress? Let’s discuss.

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Date Night in Austin

It’s date night in the culture capital of the south. Austin is bursting with opportunities, and plenty of places to go, almost too many places, especially if you’re looking for something a little off center of typical. Here are our suggestions for a memorable date night in ATX!

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Baseball in Japan and Korea

When you think of classic Americana, you think of three things: the stars and stripes, apple pie, and baseball. And while baseball has its biggest Audience in the US, it is quite popular all around the world. In fact, every continent (besides Antarctica) is home to a baseball league, and nowhere is it more exciting to see than in Asia! It’s played all across the continent, from Israel to Japan, and is one of their main sports. Taiwan is the hub of baseball in Asia, but Japan and Korea have some of the best cultures to view a game. With intense team cheers, wacky traditions, and huge fan turnouts it can be quite a party and something you should definitely see if you’re passing through in the summer.

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Motorbiking In Vietnam

If you’ve ever been to Vietnam, then you know there is only one traffic rule everyone abides by; The motorbike is king. The motorbikes on the road outnumber cars 3-1. If you’ve heard the roads there are insanity, they are, but the flow of motorbikes is almost like the flow of a river, and everyone squeezes in where they can. This can make the idea of riding one yourself quite intimidating. Especially since road laws seem to be more suggestions than strict rules. You should, however, get yourself a bike. As long as you move when they do, keep your eyes open, and mind the flow of traffic (it is not, in fact, a free for all) then you will be fine.

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Baby Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The laid-back beach town of Puerto Escondido is one of the hidden gems on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With several beautiful beaches to choose from, a carefree paradise setting, and the best fish tacos in the region, there are plenty of reasons to love Puerto Escondido. Aside from spending all day at the stunning beaches, one of the must-do experiences here is releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean. 

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