Global Road Warrior
August 20, 2010
The Ultimate Guide to the World
MCPL's Research Databases are awesome! In addition to helping with "need to know" information, these sites offer interesting and fun information. One of my favorite sites is Global Road Warrior. Besides the information you would expect, like geography, government, economy, and climate, I can find out about their culture, holidays, and religion.
I was especially fascinated with the topics under Society & Culture. I can find the proper greetings and courtesies, gift giving traditions, views on birth, dating, marriage and death, and superstitions. There is even a section on Cultural Stereotypes.
Food and Recipes offers a glimpse into the country's food preferences with examples from appetizers to main dishes to drinks. This site also offers several authentic recipes. Some of them are pretty exotic, like Cow Foot Soup from Belize.
If you plan to travel to that country, be sure to check out Travel Essentials and Security Briefing. There is even a section on Business Culture and the Businesswoman.
Of course, there are pictures of Points of Interest and maps. Check it out for yourself. I'm sure you'll be as fascinated as I was.