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Mexico City: A Global Hub

10 reasons why Mexico City is an international mega metropolis

Mexico City: A Global Hub

Mexico City has recently consilidated its image as a global city. Here are 10 reasons why.

What makes a global city? Usually defined as an urban center with regional, national and international influence, these cities are highly diverse and, among other characteristics, home to big firms and international corporations, stock exchange markets, great... more »

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One Day in the "Pearl of the Ionian"

One Day in the "Pearl of the Ionian"

The picturesque Mediterranean town of Taormina, also called the “Pearl of the Ionian”, can be easily visited on foot in one single day. But be warned, the stairways, alleyways, small squares, picturesque facades and balconies adorned ...more »

Mexico City's Magical Neighborhoods: Coyoacan

Mexico City's Magical Neighborhoods: Coyoacan

One day, any day, you awaken and decide to walk around your neighborhood. Along its peaceful streets, all you see are beautiful colonial-style mansions, each in a different color, cobblestone streets, flowering bougainvillea, ancient ...more »

Mexico City's Pride Parade

Mexico City's Pride Parade

On June 28, Mexico City witnessed its 36th Gay Parade, formally known as the Historic March of LGBTTTI Pride. Although there are similar events all around the world, there are several characteristics that make this city’s parade unique. ...more »

Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore

Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called 'Mooncake Festival', is a one thousand year-old Chinese tradition that dates back to a time when farmers thanked the Moon Goddess for an abundant harvest. One of the two most meaningful festivals in the ...more »

UNESCO World Heritage Sicily Tour 1

UNESCO World Heritage Sicily Tour 1

Our tour starts early in the morning - the journey leads us to the Capital of the Ceramics, Caltagirone. First destination is the Museo Regionale della Ceramica, which is located in the lovely, shady and well maintained town park. On ...more »

Seviqc Brežice Festival

Seviqc Brežice Festival

Every history enthusiast probably knows this feeling.  With every visited historical venue you encounter a new mystery to be unveiled. You want to know as much as possible about it and the era to which it belongs, yearning to experience ...more »

Hashimian Kurbanov:

Hashimian Kurbanov:

This midsummer an art exhibition ‘Atmosphere’ by Hashimian Kurbanov took place in Esentai Mall. Gifted Almaty artist created charming atmosphere of oriental fairy-tale. He is a participant of many republican and international ...more »

Balinese Dance Seeks UNESCO Recognition

Balinese Dance Seeks UNESCO Recognition

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) of the Government of Indonesia is expected to propose Balinese dance to receive recognition from UNESCO. “When proposing international recognition, each country is allowed to submit ...more »

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, have released the full program and ticket release for the events taking place from October 1-5, 2014 in Ubud, Central Bali. There will be over 150 writers from more than 25 countries, making this a true ...more »

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Travel wouldn't be travel without taking in exactly what makes a destination come alive. Culture is such an integral part of a county's fabric that experiencing its many colours is both utterly unavoidable and deliciously intoxicating. From visiting an art gallery, watching a music concert or learning about local arts and crafts to checking out some home-grown theatre or taking in a museum, these articles give you an insight into the many ways you can soak up the local culture and traditions of your next holiday destination.

Maybe you want to know more about local customs, how to dress or say hello? Perhaps you'd like to coincide your visit with a local festival or celebration? Or, you just want to know which museums really are worth your precious holiday time? Practical tips as well as inspiration should help settle the appetite of our hungry culture vultures. The rest is then up to you...

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