Culturally Curious

Culturally Curious takes the time to really delve into and focus on the culture and history of a place and share it with the world, rather than just a first-person diary account. This award-winning blog was recognized for it’s in depth portrayal of Thai culture, and continues to explore and engage with the world on a level of human connections.

Latest posts on http://www.christinebedenis.co/:

  • Egypt’s Lesser Known Pyramids
    The first things that probably come to mind when anyone thinks about travel to Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza. Of course, they are the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. They are easily accessible, being right on the border of Cairo, and are very much...
  • Inside Cape Coast Castle and Its History
    A harsh and sobering part of history is the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which lasted from the 16th to 19th centuries and stole an estimated 12 million people from Africa. These human beings were taken from their families and homelands and sold into slavery in the Americas. By the late 17th...
  • A Day in Foumban, a Cameroon Culture Center
    My first visit to an African country was a month-long trip in Cameroon a couple years ago. I had no idea what to expect nor any solid plan for my time. I was visiting a friend, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, and left everything up to her. By a...
  • Show Me the Ghanaian Money
    One of the first things that people think about when they arrive in a new country is money. Having local currency is key to any international experience, not to mention that many countries are cash economies. Ghana is a cash economy and the local currency is the cedi, which has...
  • 5 Fascinating Things About Scotland’s Bagpipes
    At the end of my first day hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland, I ended up in the small village of Drymen. On Thursdays throughout the summer, the Strathendrick Pipe Band plays on the village green and as luck would have it, I was there on a Thursday evening....
  • Grooving to Ghana’s Highlife Music
    Music is an important part of Ghanaian culture, permeating nearly every part of life here. And while most people associate drumming with Africa music, Ghana pioneered an entirely new genre: highlife. Searching for the Roots of Highlife Highlife is a product of colonialism and globalism. Highlife is most often described...