• Japan’s Cherry Blossom: Everything You Need to Know (7 minute read)

    It’s been more than two years since tourists were allowed into Japan, and we have sure missed the chaos of Tokyo, the stunning views of Mount Fuji, and the tranquility of Miyajima. More than anything though, we’ve missed the beautiful springtime cherry blossom, which characterizes the country from April...

  • Eight Christmas Dishes From Around the World

    There are plenty of traditions when it comes to Christmas. From decorating the tree and hanging up stockings, to sending cards and singing carols. Yet one of the traditions most eagerly awaited has to be Christmas dinner. No matter where you may live in the world, food always has...

  • 10 of the Most Popular Festivals in India

    Alongside its spectacular monuments, iconic wildlife and mouthwatering cuisine, India is a land famous for its festivals. Held throughout the year, these vibrant events offer visitors a chance to see India’s culture at its very best. But with hundreds to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to the 10...

  • What to Expect of the Esala Perahera

    Sri Lanka is a very spiritual country, and this can be seen across the nation. Whether it be the Catholic saint effigies you find scattered throughout Colombo or the many Hindu temples of Jafna and Trincomalee. However, the religion that’s most widely followed is Buddhism, with numerous pagodas, temples...

  • Thimphu Festival: The Best Reason to Visit Bhutan

    Festivals, or Tshechus, are vibrant and happy affairs in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Held annually in various temples, dzongs and monasteries throughout the country, Tshechus honour the birthday of Guru Rimpoche – the saint who first introduced the country to Buddhism in the 8th century. Although the exact...

  • The Best Summer Events in Croatia That Aren’t Music Festivals

    Over the last few years Croatia’s festival scene has exploded. Thanks to its blue waters, scenic coastline and unbeatable weather, the country now hosts some of Europe’s biggest summer festivals. But with over 20 to choose from, music festivals tend to dominate Croatia’s summer calendar. Whilst crowds flock to the...

  • Christmas Traditions From Around The World

    Christmas … a time to eat, drink, be merry and enjoy festive traditions. Everyone has their favourite Christmas rituals, whether going carolling or starting the day with champagne and mince pies. Countries also have their weird and wonderful customs they follow year on year. We take a look at...

  • Inti Raymi Photo by Photo

    Every year on the 24th of June, the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, Cuzco celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun. Inti Raymi was the greatest festival in the Inca calendar and still remains an important date today. However the festivities have very much changed over the last 500...

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