Welcome to World Cultures AustinSM. Join me as I globe-trot through Austin and Central Texas highlighting the diverse cultures that make up Austin’s Local Global CommunitySM. Here you will discover art galleries and museums, community groups, cultural centers, events, festivals, music, shopping opportunities, ethnic grocers and more. Cultural events and places of interest in other parts of Texas are highlighted in the World Cultures TexasSM category. Restaurant Guides are included in the Blogroll (lower right column).
Hi, my name is Cyndi Ferris. I fell in love with world cultures while living in Honolulu, Hawaii, with my husband and two girls. Asian and Polynesian friends, neighbors and acquaintances were kind enough to share their cultural traditions with us. We were also introduced to Culture Club while part of the homeschooling community on the island of Oahu. Many families in the group were military families and had lived in different parts of the world. We studied a unique culture each month and met to share life experiences, artifacts and souvenirs, creative artworks, research projects and a potluck lunch. Meetings were educational and enlightening, and the food delicious.
I have researched Austin’s Local Global CommunitySM since our return to Texas, and I’m here to share with you the culturally diverse landscape that makes up Austin and Central Texas.